Passive Fire Protection with Opening Protectives

A fire and smoke management system must be implemented to allow time for occupants to evacuate safely in the event of an emergency. However, keeping smoke and fire under control in the event of an emergency can be problematic when an atrium is involved.

An architect has many options when planning a building’s design. These options vary based on the height and capacity of the atrium. One common option is a passive smoke management system that separates areas affected by smoke or fire to allow for effective evacuation. Opening protectives are one facet of a passive smoke protection system and usually come in the form of fire doors or fire and smoke-rated curtains.

Smoke and fire opening protectives can disappear into the walls or ceilings and be basically invisible when not in use. In addition to being out of sight, fire-rated opening protectives require limited power and do not obstruct entering emergency crews.

From vertically deploying opening protectives to horizontally deploying flexible fire and smoke-rated atrium partitions, Smoke Guard California has the solutions you need to maintain the design aesthetics of your building while keeping your occupants safe. For more information on the custom solution you need, call us today.