Smoke & Fire Protection
Smoke Curtains are a form of Active Smoke Barrier (ASB), critical to the Smoke and Heat Exhaust Ventilation (SHEV) strategy of industrial and commercial buildings. In a fire they create channels or reservoirs from which smoke and hot gases can be extracted, buying time for evacuation and fire-fighting measures.
In 1994 Dr. Guthrie developed the SAC 100 Smoke Curtain System. The SAC100 meets the requirements of BS7346-3 and is sold in world regions that still adhere to this standard.
In July 2013, the harmonised European standard EN12101-1 came into effect across the EU, making it a legal requirement that all smoke barrier products installed in the EU be certified, audited and CE marked in line with the standard. The standard includes tougher reliability and production control testing, as well as stringent furnace tests.
The GDS120 Automatic Smoke Curtain is tested and certified to EN12101-1. It is made in the UK in a controlled production environment to strict quality standards using only European components. It is over-engineered to exceed specifier requirements, giving the end-user the total peace of mind that should come with any fire-safety product.