Flexible fire and smoke curtains provide many advantages over a stand-alone smoke exhaust system.
Compared with a complex smoke exhaust system, passive smoke curtains are a simpler system and therefore less expensive to certify, commission, and maintain.
Fire-rated smoke curtains compartmentalize fire and smoke before they can spread to larger areas of a building. They are lightweight and do not usually require structural reinforcement for installation. Most importantly to designers and architects, space-saving curtain containment assemblies are invisible when not in use.
As a passive smoke management system, fire curtains use less energy than a smoke exhaust system. Curtains can be used to subdivide space served by a mechanical smoke exhaust system. Through a properly designed smoke control system, smoke curtains can work in conjunction with other life safety elements of the building.
There are many advantages to a deployable smoke curtain system. For more information on how they can be applied to your building, whether a new construction or renovation. Smoke Guard California offers a variety of finishes, dimensions and assemblies. Contact us today for more information.