The HF240 Rescue Window fire curtains are a unique product and the only translucent curtains on the fire safety market today. Clear windows in the product allow fire safety officers to check the premises within for occupants, providing a safer means to evacuation during an emergency. Endorsed by London Fire Brigade, the manufacturers have selected HAG to be the exclusive UK supplier of this innovative product.
The HF240 Rescue window fire curtains, much like typical fire curtains, are designed to be used in doorways, hoistways, lift shafts, corridors and egress areas where it is important for people in the buildings to be able to have a safe means to escape, and for emergency services to be able to access rooms and areas quickly. They are typically made from a woven fibreglass material that is stored in a box above a doorway or hatch. Once triggered, the curtain descends which slows the spread of the fire and smoke for up to 2 hours.
Fire curtains can replace the more traditional fire doors in some cases, leading to more open corridors and doorways. Once the fire curtains have been installed they should be serviced regularly; this is a legal requirement for all safety products.
The features that set HF240 Rescue window fire curtains apart from other fire curtains are the top and bottom translucent windows. These windows allow emergency services coming into the building in the event of a fire to have a high and low level view through the curtain, potentially saving lives in the process. Overcoming the restriction with typical fire curtains, fire safety officers can quickly assess where occupants are in the premises and lead them to safety.
The two windows do not at all compromise the integrity or fire resistance of the curtain. The panels can withstand direct flame at temperatures up to 1065oC for up to 2 hours with no flame penetration. By reaching this level of performance, the curtains surpass the requirements for ASTM E-119 fire endurance and FAR 25 appendix F certification.
The windows in the fire curtains are made from specialised high purity silica fabrics, extremely high purity silicone optical resins and nano-particle silica opacifiers.
1. Audio visual alarms can be attached to the top or side of the fire curtain, and wired into the control panel for the building. This means that when the fire alarm goes off, the beacon will flash and siren will go off to indicate that the fire curtain is descending.
2. A split or delayed drop system is designed to allow a temporary means of escape while still initially containing smoke. The curtain will drop in stages when this system is used.
3. A beam sensor is used in the event of someone crawling under the curtain while the curtain itself is descending. The sensor can be wired to either stop or retract back up into the top casing.
4. If there are people needing to escape past the curtain, there is an override switch. Once pressed the switch will retract the curtain and then descend again when released.
If there is a feature you require that is not listed here, then ask one of our engineers. We are committed to providing a great service and products that meet our client’s needs.
HAG is proud to be the supplier of this new and innovative product which will undoubtedly save lives. We are extremely excited to pair this unique product with our trade experience of over 30 years.
For more information on how you can have HF240 Rescue window fire curtains fitted for your building or premises, then get in touch with our team by calling 0800 072 3444 or fill out our contact form and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
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