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1 Fire and Smoke Curtains

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3 Table of Content Company Profile 4 Introduction The Concept Products Functions Advantage vs. others Gravity Fail Safe Area of use 6 American Products SmokeStop D100 Deployable Smoke & Draft Curtain FireMaster D200 Fire & Smoke Rated Curtain FireMaster evacu8 D200E Fire & Smoke Rated Curtain With Egress 12 European Products SmokeStop Smoke Barriers SmokeStop evacu8 Smoke Barriers FireMaster Fire Curtain Barriers FireMaster Horizontal Fire Barriers FireMaster Concertina Fire Curtains Barriers 21 Optional Extra Control Features Test & Certification Bodies Matrix Table American Vs European Case Studies Projects Reference List

4 COMPANY PROFILE With Over 35 years of commitment to the region, SMC interiors has positioned itself as a market leader in the manufacture and supply of quality interior finishing products. SMC interiors primary clientele is the contract market, focusing mainly on sectors such as hospitals, office buildings, hotels, universities, airports, governmental Institutions, commercial centers and high-end private residences/palaces. Major projects have included Al-Immam Mohammed Bin Saud Islamic University in Riyadh, which called for the manufacture of over 260,000 square meters of false ceilings; considered to be the largest single metal false ceiling supply contract in the world. Other iconic projects include Al Faisaliah Center, Kingdom Tower, King Saud University (KSU) and Princess Noura bint Abdulrahman University (PNU) in Riyadh, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Thuwal, Haram Car Parking Extension in Madinah, Aramco North Park in Dahran, Bahrain Financial Harbour-Dual Towers and the Dubai Police Head Quarters. With regional expansion set as a strategic goal; SMC interiors currently has physical presence in six geographical areas; Jeddah, Riyadh, Al-Khobar, Bahrain, Dubai and Abu Dhabi; in addition to sister companies based in Jordan and Lebanon. Furthermore, in order to assure continuous growth; the management is committed to long-term strategic investments in the areas of Machinery, IT Solutions and most importantly Human Resources. SMC interiors leadership is also highlighted by our relentless thrive to making international standards locally available. This is highlighted by accreditations and certifications from ISO, UL, ASTM, GreenGuard Gold; to mention a few. We aim to offer and develop our products and services to the highest possible standards in order to assure your success and the long-term viability of our relationships. We thank you for your trust and aim to continuously exceed your expectations. Sincerely, Peter I. Kildani President 4

5 MOTTO Widening the gap one step at a time VISION To be recognized as the market leader in providing the optimum solution for interior finishing products MISSION Create demand and loyalty by sharing our passion, integrity and desire to continuously exceed expectations 5

6 Smoke and Fire Barriers Introduction The Concept Smoke Barriers: Smoke Barriers control the movement of fire effluent within a construction works in the event of fire. Smoke barriers, when used within a smoke and heat control system, become a critical element of that system. If smoke barriers are not in their fire operational position, the system will not perform as designed. However, even in the event that other elements of the SHEVS do not function, smoke barriers in the fire operational position will provide essential smoke containment and channelling. Fire Curtain Barriers: Active Fire Curtain Barrier assemblies used in life safety and property protection applications can be vertical, horizontal or angled. For example, these could be used in place of fire doors and shutters, non-load bearing walls, non-load bearing ceilings and glazing. They can be used to form fire separation, such as protected lobbies. The typical advantage of active fire curtain assemblies is that they enable greater width and curtain movements with smaller space requirement than other traditional methods, e.g. steel fire shutters, doors. 6

7 Products Functions To stop rapid spread of smoke throughout the building. Assist occupants with safe evacuation. Assist emergency services. Fire and smoke containment. Used as a life safety product. Advantage vs. Others Being the original patent holders of this technology, the fail-safe by gravity feature presents itself as a testament to SMC Coopers Fire status as the market leader in Fire and Smoke Barriers with continuous research & development keep on widening the gap one step at a time. Gravity Fail-Safe The concept to SMC Coopers gravity fail-safe Property of a fire/smoke/draft curtain barrier assembly to move to it s fire operational position in a safe and controlled manner to facilitate fire/ smoke separation when all consumable primary and auxiliary power supplies are removed, in the event of wiring or system corruption, open or short circuit, or any combination thereof. It shall do so in a safe and controlled manner. 7

8 Area of Use: Void Edges - Compartments & Channelling - Lift Lobbies Car Parks Escalators - Service Hatches - Atriums Auditoriums Theatres - Warehouses - Service Corridors Factories Containment Protection For Non Fire Rated Glazing - & Etc Void Edges: Non fire rated glass on the main entrance Smoke Barriers to protect the entrance Lift Lobby Application: Fire Curtain Barriers forming protected lift lobby 8

9 Compartmentation and Channelling: Smoke Barriers are not visible Smoke Barriers Partial Containment 9

10 Car Park Application: Fire Curtain Barriers to protect Car Park Escalator: Fire Curtain Barriers for Escalators 10

11 Serving Hatches: Fire Curtain Barriers used within service hatch opening Angled Boundaries: Fire Curtain Barriers for Boundary Protection in front of non-fire rated glazing 11

12 American Products SmokeStop D100 Deployable Smoke & Draft Curtains Description SMC Coopers deployable smoke & draft curtains are like a large electrically operated roller blind. Whereby they are concealed above a ceiling out of view. The curtains are either activated by an alarm signal or by a power outage. The fabric is fire resistant, but the system as a whole is not meant to stop fire; it instead impedes or channels out the smoke. The SMC Coopers SmokeStop D100 is manufactured from the same materials that has been tested and certified for a 3-Hour fire label and smoke and draft rating, approved to span unlimited widths and heights up to 9m. The test criteria for fire rated assemblies included side guides, however the design parameters for deployable smoke & draft curtains do not require any of the above certifications except the ability to impede the spread of smoke and therefore side guides are not required for the D100 Deployable Smoke Draft Curtains. Thus, the D100 Smoke Draft Curtain exceeds the fire and life safety requirements of the building code. Deployment Options 12

13 Product Application A Smoke Draft Curtain is commonly used in large spaces where smoke management is a challenge. In these type of applications, Smoke Draft Curtains typically work in conjunction with smoke and heat vents. Above smoke movement provides temporary tenable environments until building occupants can evacuate during a fire or emergency. Smoke Draft Curtains are a critical part of the compartmentalization effort because they prevent the migration of smoke and help to channel it towards vents that are a passive system for smoke management. Product Advantages SMC Coopers SmokeStop D100 are made of technologically advanced fire-resistant fabric. The assembly is concealed in a compact overhead housing and is virtually invisible when retracted. Operated by remotely located control unit and fully synchronized with the building fire and life safety system. Upon activation the assembly gravity drops into place and is automatically reset after clearing of the fire alarm or smoke detection system. Applicable Standards International Building Code (IBC), Chapter 9, Section UL 10B:2009, Standard for Fire Tests of Door Assemblies (without hose steam) UL 10C:2009, Standard for Positive Pressure Fire Tests of Door Assemblies (without hose steam) UL 10D:2009, Outline Investigation for Fire Tests for Fire Protective Curtains UL 1784:2004, Standard for Air Leakage Tests of Door Assemblies UL 864:2003, Standard for Control Units and Accessories for Fire Alarm Systems Certification Listing & Labelling with Intertek (ITS) BS EN ISO 9001:2008 with British Standards Institute (BSI) BS EN ISO 14001:2004 with Lloyds Register (LRQA) 13

14 SmokeStop D100 Deployable Smoke & Draft Curtains Maximum Sizes Single roller: width up to 5m, heights up to 9m Multiple rollers: width unlimited*, heights up to 9m N.B: In Multiple Rollers fabric overlap is 600mm Fire Rated 3-Hours Rating up to 1000 C Box sizes *For deployable smoke & draft curtains with large widths/heights kindly contact SMC interiors representative 14

15 FireMaster D200 Fire & Smoke Rated Curtains: Description The SMC Coopers FireMaster D200 is a first in the industry. It has been US laboratory tested and approved for unlimited widths, heights up to 8m with a UL 10B/C rating for 20 minutes, a UL 10D rating for 3-Hour and is also UL 1784 Smoke & Draft rated. The SMC Coopers FireMaster D200 is mounted as a vertical rolling assembly with fixed side guides to ensure against movement or blowout during extreme pressures caused by fire conditions. These pressure guides, combined with a specially designed bottom bar, make this fire-rated fabric assembly a critical component of a building s passive redundant fire and life safety system. Equipped with brush stripes in the housing and pressure side guides to meet the requirement of NFPA 105. Fire & Smoke Rated Curtains Product Application SMC Coopers Fire & Smoke Rated Curtains are mainly used in fire compartments or to isolate & stop the propagation of fire & smoke from one area to another. In case of a fire, to ensure safe passage of people, FireMaster D200 Fire & Smoke Rated Curtain can be used as both a fire and a smoke curtain; thanks to the Split Drop Delay option. It can be programmed to deploy in a smoke operational position for a certain period of time, which would in turn allow people to escape. 15

16 Product Advantages The SMC Coopers FireMaster D200 is made of a technologically advanced fire-resistant fabric. The assembly is concealed in a compact overhead housing and is virtually invisible when in the retracted position. Operated by remotely located control unit and fully synchronized with the building fire and life safety system. The SMC Coopers FireMaster D200 uses the same features as other SMC Coopers Fire Curtain Systems. Upon activation, the assembly gravity drops in a controlled manner into place and is automatically reset after clearing of the fire alarm or smoke detection system. The SMC Coopers FireMaster D200 fire and smoke rated curtains are available with Oversize Certification to span unlimited widths. Applicable Standards International Building Code (IBC), Chapter 7, Section , Table UL 10B:2009, Standard for Fire Tests of Door Assemblies (without hose steam) UL 10C:2009, Standard for Positive Pressure Fire Tests of Door Assemblies (without hose steam) UL 10D:2009, Outline Investigation for Fire Tests for Fire Protective Curtains UL 1784:2004, Standard for Air Leakage Tests of Door Assemblies UL 864:2003, Standard for Control Units and Accessories for Fire Alarm Systems Certification Listing & Labelling with Intertek (ITS) BS EN ISO 9001:2008 with British Standards Institute (BSI) BS EN ISO 14001:2004 with Lloyds Register (LRQA) 16

17 FireMaster D200 Fire & Smoke Rated Curtains Maximum Sizes Single roller: width up to 5m, heights up to 8m Multiple Roller: width unlimited*, heights up to 8m. N.B: In Multiple Rollers fabric overlap is 600mm. Fire Rated 3-Hour Fire Rating up to 1000 C Box sizes *For FireMaster D200 Fire & Smoke Rated Curtains with large widths/heights kindly contact SMC interiors representative 17

18 FireMaster evacu8 D200E Fire & Smoke Rated Curtain With Egress: Description The SMC Coopers FireMaster evacu8 D200E is a fire and smoke rated curtain with soft surface egress doors. The SMC Coopers FireMaster evacu8 D200E is a first in the industry, made of a flexible fire-resistant fabric that has been US laboratory tested and approved for up to widths up to18m, heights up to 6m. It has a UL 10B/C rating for 20 minutes, and UL 10D for 90 minutes and is also UL 1784 Smoke & Draft rated. The SMC Coopers FireMaster evacu8 D200E incorporates a new concept in egress doors, the soft-surface egress door can be pushed open with less than 30 pounds of force applied to the interior surface, once opened a building occupant can easily pass through for egress. This swinging technology also allows the soft-surface egress door to automatically return to its fully closed fire and life safety position. ADA Compliant Product Application The SMC Coopers FireMaster evacu8 D200E, shown above depicts a single fire and smoke rated assembly which can incorporate egress doors. The D200E when deployed is fixed in vertical high pressure side guides that are easily hidden by side mounting. This technology guarantees no blowout or movement problems that are a potential challenge with combustion during a fire. Because D200E will not blowout from vertical shaft air pressures that are common in multistory buildings, these assemblies are easily tested under normal building conditions. 18

19 Product Advantages The assembly is concealed in a compact overhead housing and is virtually invisible when in the retracted position. Operated by a remotely located control unit and fully synchronized with the building fire and life safety system, The FireMaster evacu8 D200E uses the same selfclosing features as other SMC Coopers Fire Curtain systems. Upon activation the assembly gravity closes in a controlled manner into place and is automatically reset after clearing of the fire alarm or smoke detection system. Applicable Standards International Building Code (IBC), Chapter 7, Section , Table and Chapter 10, Section and UL 10B:2009, Standard for Fire Tests of Door Assemblies (without hose steam) UL 10C:2009, Standard for Positive Pressure Fire Tests of Door Assemblies (without hose steam) UL 10D:2009, Outline Investigation for Fire Tests for Fire Protective Curtains UL 1784:2004, Standard for Air Leakage Tests of Door Assemblies UL 864:2003, Standard for Control Units and Accessories for Fire Alarm Systems Certification Listing & Labelling with Intertek (ITS) BS EN ISO 9001:2008 with British Standards Institute (BSI) BS EN ISO 14001:2004 with Lloyds Register (LRQA) 19

20 FireMaster evacu8 D200E With Egress Maximum Sizes Single roller: width up to 18m*, height up to 6m* Only single roller available Fire Rated 90 min fire rating up to1000ºc Box Sizes Maximum Width <5 metres Maximum Width > 5 metres < 18 meters Maximum Width <5 metres Maximum Width > 5 metres < 18 meters Maximum Drop <4 metres Maximum Drop <4 metres Maximum Drop > 4 metres < 6 meters Maximum Drop > 4 metres < 6 meters *For FireMaster evacu8 D200E Fire & Smoke Rated Curtains with large widths/heights kindly contact SMC interiors representative The maximum width for a single motor is 5m span, beyond this we use a further motor at the opposite end The door is secured at the side with hook and loop and a breakable bottom bar section 20

21 European Products Smoke Barriers: Description Smoke Barriers are like a large electrically operated roller blind. Whereby they are concealed above a ceiling out of view. The barriers are either activated by an alarm signal or by a power outage. The fabric is fire resistant, but the system as a whole is not meant to stop fire; it instead Impedes or channels out the smoke. Deployment Options 21

22 Product Application Smoke and heat exhausted ventilation systems (SHEVS) create a smoke free layer above the floor by removing smoke and heat, and thus improve the conditions for the safe escape and/or rescue of people and animals and the protection of property and permit the fire to be fought while still in its early stages. Smoke barriers control the movement of fire effluent within a construction works in the event of fire. Smoke barriers, when used within a smoke and heat control system, becomes a critical element of that system if smoke barriers are not in their fire operational position, the system will not perform as designed. However, even in the event that other elements of the SHEVS do not function smoke barriers in the fire operational position will provide essential smoke containment and channelling. Product Advantages Smoke Barriers are made of technologically advanced fire-resistant fabric. The assembly is concealed in a compact overhead housing and is virtually invisible when retracted. Operated by remotely located control unit and fully synchronized with the building fire and life safety system. Upon activation the assembly gravity drops into place and is automatically reset after clearing of the fire alarm or smoke detection system. Applicable Standards BS EN :2005+A1:2006, Smoke and heat control systems. Specification for smoke barriers BS EN :1999, Fire resistance tests. General requirements BS EN :2004, Fire resistance and smoke control tests for door and shutter assemblies, openable windows and elements of building hardware. Smoke control test for door and shutter assemblies BS EN :2007+A1:2009, Fire classification of construction products and building elements. Classification using data from fire resistance tests on components of smoke control systems BS EN ISO 1716:2010, Reaction to fire tests for products. Determination of the gross heat of combustion (calorific value) BS EN 13823:2010, Reaction to fire tests for building products. Building products excluding floorings exposed to the thermal attack by a single burning item BS EN :2007+A1:2009, Fire classification of construction products and building elements. Classification using test data from reaction to fire tests BS 476-6:1989+A1:2009, Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method of test for fire propagation for products BS 476-7:1987, Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method for classification of the surface spread of flame of products BS :1982, Specification for seamless and welded steel tubes for automobile, mechanical and general engineering purposes. Specific requirements for electric resistance welded (including induction welded) steel tubes BS EN ISO 9001:2008, Quality management systems BS EN ISO 14001:2004, Environmental management systems 22

23 Certification CE Marking & Labelling with International Fire Consultants Certification (IFCC) Independent Third Party Product Certification to ISO Guide 65 with International Fire Consultants Certification (IFCC) BS EN ISO 9001:2008 with British Standards Institute (BSI) BS EN ISO 14001:2004 with Lloyds Register (LRQA) Smoke Barriers Maximum Sizes Single roller: width up to 8m, heights up to 8m Multiple rollers: width unlimited*, heights up to 10.5m N.B: In Multiple Rollers fabric overlap is 400mm Classification DH60: 60 min following time temperature curve D 600 A: 120+min at 600ºC Functional Gaps Functional gaps may be required between the barrier and the construction works, and for angled and adjacent barriers only. The functional gap allowed is: 20mm for barriers which travel up to and including 2m 40mm for barriers which travel from 2m up to and including 6m 60mm for barriers which travel more than 6m 23

24 Box Sizes *For SmokeStop Smoke Barriers with large widths/heights kindly contact SMC interiors representative 24

25 SmokeStop evacu8 Description SmokeStop evacu8 smoke barriers are a unique patented bi-roller system which has narrow interweaving / overlapped panels which are only 600mm (24 ) wide. Each panel overlaps the other and has its own self-levelling bottom ballast system. Evacuees can simply WALKTHRU TM the strips which then fall back into place, helped by the patented anti-tangle overlap retention system. The SmokeStop evacu8 smoke barrier is also DDA compliant. Total Gravity Fail-Safe Operation, demanded by legislation and only available fully tested and certified from SMC Coopers Fire Patented anti-tangle re-alignment & overlap retention system Self-levelling bottom system to overcome uneven floors See through overlaps and 50% translucent panels for safety Patented strip retraction system to enable safe, consistent retraction Unique mechanical over ride system for Emergency Services (Optional) Safety Escape System* *Signage shall be designed to meet the requirements of local regulations in terms of positional placement, symbols, language and colour. Deployment Options Standard Deployment Full deployment provides total smoke protection whilst still allowing WALKTHRU TM 25

26 Multistage Deployment 1. Partial closure of all fabric strips provides initial smoke layer depth protection whilst allowing clear WALKTHRU TM 2. Further full closure of alternate fabric strips creates clear escape routes 3. Full closure of remaining fabric strips provides total smoke protection whilst still allowing WALKTHRU TM Product Application The ever increasing need for both damage prevention and occupant safety Prevents smoke spreading quickly, threatening life or damaging buildings & contents Intuitive means of escape Quick and easy, minimal effort, DDA compliant Ideal for high occupancy buildings / high traffic areas No delay for escape 26

27 Common Applications Underground Rail Stations Airports Stadiums Museums Office Blocks Cinemas Shopping Centres Libraries Universities Hospitals Schools Restaurants Applicable Standards BS EN :2005+A1:2006, Smoke and heat control systems. Specification for smoke barriers BS EN :1999, Fire resistance tests. General requirements BS EN :2004, Fire resistance and smoke control tests for door and shutter assemblies, openable windows and elements of building hardware. Smoke control test for door and shutter assemblies BS EN :2007+A1:2009, Fire classification of construction products and building elements. Classification using data from fire resistance tests on components of smoke control systems BS EN ISO 1716:2010, Reaction to fire tests for products. Determination of the gross heat of combustion (calorific value) BS EN :2007+A1:2009, Fire classification of construction products and building elements. Classification using test data from reaction to fire tests BS 476-6:1989+A1:2009, Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method of test for fire propagation for products BS 476-7:1987, Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method for classification of the surface spread of flame of products BS :1982, Specification for seamless and welded steel tubes for automobile, mechanical and general engineering purposes. Specific requirements for electric resistance welded (including induction welded) steel tubes BS EN ISO 9001:2008, Quality management systems BS EN ISO 14001:2004, Environmental management systems Certification CE Marking & Labelling with International Fire Consultants Certification (IFCC) Independent Third Party Product Certification to ISO Guide 65 with International Fire Consultants Certification (IFCC) BS EN ISO 9001:2008 with British Standards Institute (BSI) BS EN ISO 14001:2004 with Lloyds Register (LRQA) SmokeStop evacu8 Maximum Size Single rollers: width up to 5m, heights up to 6.3m Multiple rollers: width unlimited*, heights up to 6.3m N.B: In Multiple Rollers fabric in min. of 600mm, with overlaps min. 30mm 27

28 Classification D 600 A: 120+min at 600ºC Box Size 300mm 200mm The maximum drop available from this headbox is 4m. For a drop between 4m and 6m a 350mm x 250mm headbox is required. Removable access Access for maintenance is always required through the bottom of the headbox along the entire width of the SmokeStop evacu8 barrier. This is achieved by removing the bottom panels on both sides of the headbox as illustrated above. 28

29 FireMaster Active Fire Curtain Barriers: Description SMC Coopers FireMaster Active Fire Curtain Barriers are like a large electrically operated roller blind. Whereby they are concealed above a ceiling out of view. The curtains are either activated by an alarm signal or by a power outage. The Fire Curtain Barriers are always installed with side guides to stop the propagation of fire & smoke from one area to another. Active Fire Curtain Barriers comprise technologically advanced fire-resistant fabric roller barriers encased in a compact steel housing. Barriers remain invisibly retracted until activated by an alarm or detector signal, at which time they descend safely to their operational position. To be regulation compliant, they must be protected by total power failure Gravity Fail-Safe. The fire curtain is mounted as a vertical rolling assembly with fixed side guides to ensure against movement or blowout during extreme pressures caused by fire conditions. 120min or 240min rating of a Fire Curtain is actually for the complete systems ability to stop the flames and not let the fire pass that barriers location. Product Application SMC Coopers FireMaster Fire Curtain Barriers are used in life safety and property protection application and can be horizontal, vertical or angled. For example, in certain end-use applications, these could be used in place of fire doors and roller shutters, non-loadbearing walls, non-loadbearing ceilings and glazed elements. They can be used to form fire separation, such as protected routes and protected lobbies. Active fire curtain barrier assemblies can enable greater barrier widths and barrier movements using less space than other traditional methods. In case of a fire, to ensure safe passage of people, a Fire Curtain Barrier can be used to contain smoke for a predetermined time before closing fully for full fire containment, thanks to the Split Drop Delay, allowing evacuees to escape underneath it. As an additional safety precaution, one can install an emergency retract button, which when pressed, would pull the curtain upwards and after safely passing through, the curtain would automatically descend. 29

30 Product Advantages When compared to the other fire solutions is that the assembly is concealed in a compact overhead housing and is virtually invisible when in the retracted position. It is operated by a remotely located control unit and fully synchronized with the building fire and life safety system. Upon activation the assembly gravity drops into place and is automatically reset after clearing of the fire alarm or smoke detection system. Fire Curtain Barriers Require Side Guides Adjustable End fixed Face fixed Recessed 30

31 Applicable Standards BSI PAS 121:2007, Specification for active fire curtain barrier assemblies and active fire barrier assemblies with smoke rating BS EN :2008, Fire resistance and smoke control tests for door, shutter and, openable window assemblies and elements of building hardware. Fire resistance tests for doors, shutters and openable windows BS EN :1999, Fire resistance tests. General requirements BS EN :1999, Fire resistance tests. Alternative and additional procedures BS EN :2007+A1:2009, Fire classification of construction products and building elements. Classification using data from fire resistance tests, excluding ventilation services BS EN 12605:2000, Industrial, commercial and garage doors and gates. Mechanical aspects. Test methods BS EN 14600:2005, Doorsets and openable windows with fire resisting and/ or smoke control characteristics. Requirements and classification BS 476-6:1989+A1:2009, Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method of test for fire propagation for products BS 476-7:1987, Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method for classification of the surface spread of flame of products BS :1982, Specification for seamless and welded steel tubes for automobile, mechanical and general engineering purposes. Specific requirements for electric resistance welded (including induction welded) steel tubes BS EN ISO 9001:2008, Quality management systems BS EN ISO 14001:2004, Environmental management systems Certification Independent Third Party Product Certification to ISO Guide 65 with International Fire Consultants Certification (IFCC) Independent Third Party Product Certification to PAS 121:2007 with International Fire Consultants Certification (IFCC) BS EN ISO 9001:2008 with British Standards Institute (BSI) BS EN ISO 14001:2004 with Lloyds Register (LRQA) Fire Curtain Barriers Maximum Sizes Single roller: width up to 5m, heights up to 8m Multiple rollers 240min fire rated: width up to 44.6m, heights up to 5m Multiple rollers 120 mins fire rated: width unlimited*, heights up to 8m N.B: In Multiple Rollers fabric overlap is 600mm 31

32 Classification FireMaster (2h) to EN (E120, EW20) FireMaster (4h) to BS (240mins) FireMaster Plus to EN (E120 EW60) FireMaster Super Plus ** to EN (El 1 120)** With Sprinklers Box Sizes *For FireMaster Fire Curtain Barriers with large widths/heights kindly contact SMC interiors representative. For specialist products FireMaster Plus and SuperPlus kindly contact SMC interiors representative. 32

33 FireMaster Horizontal Active Fire Curtain Barriers: Description SMC Coopers FireMaster Horizontal Active Curtain Barriers comprise technologically advanced fire-resistant fabric roller barriers encased in a compact steel housing. Curtains remain invisibly retracted until activated by an alarm or detector signal. At this time they close safely to their operational position where they stop and control the spread of fire in a building. Product Application The FireMaster Horizontal Active Curtain Barrier is suitable for large and small openings such as expansive atriums or it can be used in skylight applications. Product Advantages When compared to the other fire solutions is that the assembly is concealed in a compact housing and is virtually invisible when in the retracted position. It is operated by a remotely located control unit and fully synchronized with the building fire and life safety system. FireMaster Horizontal Active Fire Curtain Barriers use NVS technology (no visible supports) within the opening. Thereby the opening is completely free and clear of any auxiliary slide cables. This is of particular benefit for building service and maintenance purpose as access equipment can be used through the openings. 33

34 Applicable Standards BSI PAS 121:2007, Specification for active fire curtain barrier assemblies and active fire barrier assemblies with smoke rating BS EN :2008, Fire resistance and smoke control tests for door, shutter and, openable window assemblies and elements of building hardware. Fire resistance tests for doors, shutters and openable windows BS EN :1999, Fire resistance tests. General requirements BS EN :1999, Fire resistance tests. Alternative and additional procedures BS EN :2007+A1:2009, Fire classification of construction products and building elements. Classification using data from fire resistance tests, excluding ventilation services BS EN 12605:2000, Industrial, commercial and garage doors and gates. Mechanical aspects. Test methods BS EN 14600:2005, Doorsets and openable windows with fire resisting and/ or smoke control characteristics. Requirements and classification BS 476-6:1989+A1:2009, Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method of test for fire propagation for products BS 476-7:1987, Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method for classification of the surface spread of flame of products BS :1982, Specification for seamless and welded steel tubes for automobile, mechanical and general engineering purposes. Specific requirements for electric resistance welded (including induction welded) steel tubes BS EN ISO 9001:2008, Quality management systems BS EN ISO 14001:2004, Environmental management systems Certification Independent Third Party Product Certification to ISO Guide 65 with International Fire Consultants Certification (IFCC) Independent Third Party Product Certification to PAS 121:2007 with International Fire Consultants Certification (IFCC) BS EN ISO 9001:2008 with British Standards Institute (BSI) BS EN ISO 14001:2004 with Lloyds Register (LRQA) FireMaster Horizontal Simplex Fire Curtain Barriers Maximum Sizes Single Horizontal Size Range: Min. width 1.5m, max. width 5m Min. length 1.5m, max. length 7m Manufacturing = 7 meters Assessed = 12 meters Manufacturing = 5 meters Assessed = 5 meters 34

35 FireMaster Horizontal Duplex Fire Curtain Barriers Maximum Sizes Double Horizontal Size Range: Min. width 1.5m, max. width 5m Min. length 7m, max. length 14m Manufacturing = 14 meters Assessed = 10 meters Manufacturing = 5 meters Assessed = 5 meters Classification FireMaster Horizontal Fire Curtain Barrier E120 EW30 FireMaster Plus Horizontal Fire Curtain Barrier E120 EW60 Box Sizes FireMaster Horizontal Simplex Fire Curtain Barriers For specialist products FireMaster Plus Horizontal Simplex Fire Curtain Barriers kindly contact SMC interiors representative 35

36 36 FireMaster Horizontal Duplex Fire Curtain Barriers

37 FireMaster Concertina Active Fire Curtain Barriers: Description SMC Coopers FireMaster Concertina Active Fire Curtain Barriers protects WITHOUT the need for CORNER POSTS giving architects, consultants and specifiers a whole new way to approach buildings design. SMC Coopers FireMaster Concertina Active Fire Curtain Barriers provides both 60min and 180min protection as a revolution in active fire separation. With delayed and/or split drop deployment, the control system offers safe escape as well as controlled gravity fail-safe and auto retract. This enables easy integration with a dedicated fire alarm system or building management suite. Fire Curtain technology is safe and as standard incorporates a total fail-safe by gravity system in the event of total mains, wiring and/or system corruption. Installing a large SMC Coopers FireMaster Concertina Active Fire Curtain Barriers to replace a non-loadbearing wall opens up exciting design possibilities for architects and construction engineers. Fire curtains are designed to activate upon receipt of a signal from either a fire alarm system or locally positioned detector. Product Application Design can include the use of escalator and stairwell protection. SMC Coopers FireMaster Concertina Active Fire Curtain Barriers provide an effective alternative to non-loadbearing fire walls, or traditional rolling fire shutters and/or fire curtain barriers that are required to terminate into corner posts of columns, and are used extensively as part of the fire engineered solution in commercial and industrial applications such as airports, shopping centers, and offices etc, where the need for maintaining open areas for access is vital. 37

38 Product Advantages SMC Coopers FireMaster Concertina Active Fire Curtain Barriers does not require any visible support posts at the corners. Have unlimited spans and drops of 8m* with a small lightweight housing. Can be installed as a polygon, triangle, L shaped right angles, curves, Z shapes or even in a complete circle. Act as a fire separating element within the building design to prevent the passage of fire for a predetermined period of time. Applicable Standards BSI PAS 121:2007, Specification for active fire curtain barrier assemblies and active fire barrier assemblies with smoke rating BS EN :2008, Fire resistance and smoke control tests for door, shutter and, openable window assemblies and elements of building hardware. Fire resistance tests for doors, shutters and openable windows BS EN :1999, Fire resistance tests. General requirements BS EN :1999, Fire resistance tests. Alternative and additional procedures BS EN :2007+A1:2009, Fire classification of construction products and building elements. Classification using data from fire resistance tests, excluding ventilation services BS EN 12605:2000, Industrial, commercial and garage doors and gates. Mechanical aspects. Test methods BS EN 14600:2005, Doorsets and openable windows with fire resisting and/ or smoke control characteristics. Requirements and classification BS 476-6:1989+A1:2009, Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method of test for fire propagation for products BS 476-7:1987, Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method for classification of the surface spread of flame of products BS :1982, Specification for seamless and welded steel tubes for automobile, mechanical and general engineering purposes. Specific requirements for electric resistance welded (including induction welded) steel tubes BS EN ISO 9001:2008, Quality management systems BS EN ISO 14001:2004, Environmental management systems 38

39 Certification Independent Third Party Product Certification to ISO Guide 65 with International Fire Consultants Certification (IFCC) Independent Third Party Product Certification to PAS 121:2007 with International Fire Consultants Certification (IFCC) BS EN ISO 9001:2008 with British Standards Institute (BSI) BS EN ISO 14001:2004 with Lloyds Register (LRQA) FireMaster Concertina Fire Curtain Barriers Maximum Sizes Width unlimited*, heights up to 8m Open system 60min Fire Rated: width unlimited*, heights up to 8m Closed system 180min Fire Rated: width unlimited*, heights up to 5m N.B. Corner angles between 180 and 90 degrees, fabric overlap 200mm at corners and 600mm in straight lenghts Classification FireMaster Concertina open system E60 EW60 FireMaster Concertina closed system E180 EW60 Box Sizes *For FireMaster Concertina Active Fire Curtain Barrier with large widths/heights kindly contact SMC interiors representative. With regards to different shapes in plan forming corners/mitres plus termination back to a wall kindly contact SMC interiors representative. 39

40 *For FireMaster Concertina Active Fire Curtain Barrier with large widths/heights kindly contact SMC interiors representative. With regards to different shapes in plan forming corners/mitres kindly contact SMC interiors representative. Optional Extra Control Features*: For additional system features kindly contact SMC interiors representative which models these apply to 40

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42 Matrix Table American Vs European: Smoke Curtains: Descriptions Side Guides Brush Strips (Head Box) Fabric Overlap Multiple Roller Fire Rated Maximum Size American No Side Guides Available 600mm 3-Hour Widths unlimited, heights up to 9m European Optional N/A 400mm D 600 A and DH60 Widths unlimited, heights up to10.5m Fire Curtains: Descriptions Side Guides Brush Strips Fabric Overlap Multiple Roller Fire Rated Maximum Size American Available Available 600mm 3-Hour Width unlimited, heights up to 8m European Available Available 600mm 120mins and 240min 240min Fire Rate: Width up to 44.6m, heights up to 5m 120min Fire Rate: Width unlimited, heights up to 8m Other Systems: Descriptions Horizontal Pleated/Folding Mass Egress Limited Egress American N/A N/A N/A Available European Available Available Available N/A 42

43 Case Studies: GREATER LONDON AUTHORITY - GLA BUILDING - LONDON - UK This new and striking piece of modern architecture,which sits opposite the Tower of London, and next to Tower Bridge, houses the Mayor of London and his assembly. It provides 17,000 square metres of accommodation on ten levels.its glass enclosure invites the public to watch the assembly at work. The top floor is available for exhibitions or functions for up to 200 people. The building s unique,offset spherical design has a built in environmentally sustainable energy system,which reduces the running costs to 25% of what they would have been using traditional methods. The cutting edge design also incorporates a natural ventilation system. Much of the interior is open plan, which necessitated the inclusion of Coopers Fire Barriers at high level to separate the auditorium from the walkways. The barriers are fitted with voice warning systems and split drop delays,ensuring that upon initiation, the barrier will provide the essential smoke containment, followed by full fire containment. Coopers also designed and fitted Bomb Blast Barriers in the mail room, separating it from the car park. 43

44 ROYAL EXCHANGE - LONDON - UK A landmark site in the City of London,the Royal Exchange is a feat of architecture, which stands proudly alongside the Bank of England, Mansion House and The Stock Exchange. The third and current Exchange was designed by Sir William Tite and was originally conceived as a meeting place for city merchants.it is open to the public on most days. The building has been twice destroyed by fire, but on both occasions it was re-built on the same site.the current Royal Exchange was opened by Queen Victoria on January 1st 1845 and cost no less than 150,000! As part of a major refurbishment,coopers designed and installed a series of concealed Fire Barriers to the ground floor shop fronts, which provide fire and smoke containment in the event of a fire within a shop. As there is only one point of entry and escape from the shops, all barriers are fitted with voice warning systems and split drop delays.all barriers also have high visibility signage and emergency retract facilities. Due to the unique design and application,coopers worked closely with architects Fitzroy Robinson & Partners, to satisfy the high level of scrutiny, approvals and testing that are required by the local authorities. 44

45 SWISS RE BUILDING - LONDON - UK Towering majestically above the London skyline, the Swiss Re Building is set to become one of the capitals most prestigious landmarks. Designed by the eminent architect Lord Foster, and built by Skanska the Swedish construction company, it will house retail outlets as well as offices,to serve the local working community. The aerodynamic form of the building aids the unique natural ventilation system,by minimising wind loads on the structure, such that wind is not deflected to ground level, where it would cause discomfort to pedestrians. Coopers engineers worked closely with Arup Fire Consultancy to design and install over a kilometre of smoke containment system for numerous floor levels within the thirty nine storey glass tower. The unique design of the building necessitated a stringent and highly detailed performance specification to be produced and adhered to. Coopers were chosen for this important project because of their track record in providing innovative solutions that suit the requirements of modern building designs and materials. 45

46 PRINCESS NORA UNIVERSITY A vision of King Abdullah Bin AbdulAziz Al Saud, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to advance education in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Princess Nora Bint AbdulRahman University is now a reality. The 800-ha 3-million msq built up area campus, the largest woman-only university in the world, was inaugurated by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques on 12th of jumada II, 1432 H (May 15th, 2011), exactly two years and two months from the date construction contracts were signed in February A substantial site team oversaw implementation directing contractors working on multi-tracks of different construction phases and dosely supervising work progress. During the months of construction 75,000 workers, over 225 cranes and in excess of 5,000 construction equipment worked around the clock to beat the set 25-months construction. SMC Coopers life safety products have been selected jointly by Dar Al Handasah & Areen Design Services to be integrating into the PNU Mega Project. SMC Coopers smoke curtains has participated in achieving the designer life safety evacuation plans. SMC Coopers Fire & smoke curtains are retracted into a concealed housing in the ceiling and is only deployed in a fire situation or for testing purposes. SMC Coopers smoke curtains has been installed as a life safety products in the below locations to stop the rapid spread of smoke into the buildings, assist occupants with safe evacuation, & assist emergency service in case of fire: 1. Kitchens: to control the smoke between the kitchens areas & common /classes areas. 2. Atriums: to stop the smoke from travelling between different levels of the building. All the smoke Containment Systems were fully installed, tested, and commissioned by SMC interiors Saudi Arabia Fire Specialists. 46

47 HARAMAIN HIGH SPEED RAIL PROJECT The Haramain High Speed Rail project also known as the Western Railway or Mecca-Medina high speed railway, is a kilometres (279.1 mi) high speed inter-city rail transport system under construction in Saudi Arabia.[1] It will link the Muslim holy cities of Medina and Mecca via King Abdullah Economic City, Rabigh, Jeddah, and King Abdulaziz International Airport. It will connect with the national network at Jeddah. The rail line is planned to provide a safe and comfortable transport in 320 kilometres per hour (200 mph) electric trains. Construction started in March The railway is expected to carry three million passengers a year, including many Hajj and Umrah pilgrims, helping to relieve traffic congestion on the roads. The double-track line will be electrified and the design speed is 360 kilometres per hour (220 mph). The total contract value is EUR billion (approximately US$9.4 billion). SMC Coopers specialists in fire and smoke containment were commissioned to produce a custom designed barrier system to prevent smoke dispersion into the station. The smoke curtains, which were installed by SMC interiors Saudi Arabia were specifically designed to protect the means of escape for customers, whilst at the same time dramatically reduce the transmission throughout the building of life threatening effluent generated by a fire. SMC Coopers with its unique links with authorities governing fire legislation, such as BSi, has developed an unprecedented track record for providing highly effective barrier systems for multinational companies at prime locations worldwide. All the smoke Containment Systems were fully installed, tested, and commissioned by SMC interiors Saudi Arabia Fire Specialists. 47

48 PROJECTS REFERENCE LIST: Buildings of National Interest Buckingham Palace, UK National Theatre, UAE St. James Palace, UK European Parliament Building, Belgium Hong Kong Conference Ct, Hong Kong Sydney Opera House, Australia King Abdullah Waqf Project, Madinah, Saudi Arabia DOKAAE, Makkah, Saudi Arabia KFU Central Library, Dammam, Saudi Arabia Jabal Al Kaba Hotel Project, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia King Abdullah Financial, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia National Theatre, Manama, Bahrain Al Rayassa Building, Madinah, Saudi Arabia B.A.T., Southampton B.O.C, Newbury Coca Cola, Belgium JCB, Cheadle Martin Dawes Telecom, Warrington Motorola, Swindon Proctor & Gamble, Belgium RAF, Wattisham Rover Plant, Gaydon Smithkline Beecham, Harlow Stella Artios, Belgium Sun Micro, Farnborough Quran Warehouse, Madinah, Saudi Arabia Sabic Plastic Applications Development Center Building, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Offices Canary Wharf, London, UK NCM, Cardiff, UK St. Catherine s, London, UK Standard Life, Edinburgh, UK 48

49 Banks Belgium Bank, Hong Kong Credit Suisse, Canary Wharf, UK International Finance Centre, UAE Royal Bank Of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK Lehman Brothers, Canary Wharf, UK Morgan Stanley, Canary Wharf, UK HSBC, Canary Wharf, UK Universities & Colleges KSAU (King Saud Abdulaziz University for Health & Science), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia KSAU (King Saud Abdulaziz University for Health & Science), Jeddah, Saudi Arabia KSU (King Saud University), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Princess Noura University (PNU), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia New University Project in Jeddah, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Airports Ataturk, Turkey Birmingham, UK Brisbane, Australia Chek Lap Kok, Hong Kong Dubai International Terminal 3, UAE Dulles International, USA Düsseldorf, Germany Gatwick, UK Heathrow, UK Johannesburg, South Africa Luton, UK Manchester, UK Preswick, Scotland, UK Stanstead, UK Zaventem, Belgium 49

50 Railway Stations Kowloon, Hong Kong Royal Mail, Willesden, UK Tsing Yi, Hong Kong Harmain High Speed Railway Station, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Shopping Centres Arndale, Manchester, UK Bentalls, Kingston, UK Bluewater Park, Dartford, UK Braehead, Glasgow, UK Buchannan Galleries, Glasgow, UK Castle Mall, Norwich, UK Dubai Mall, UAE Harlequin, Watford, UK Lakeside, Thurrock, UK Mall of Emirates, UAE Meadowhall, Sheffield, UK Merryhill, Dudley, UK Oracle, Reading, UK Overgate, Glasgow, UK Trafford Centre, Manchester, UK West Quay, Southampton, UK Paris Gallery - City Center, Bahrain Lunar Exhibition Floor (Makkah Clock), Makkah, Saudi Arabia Sports Arenas Wembley National Stadium, UK Liverpool FC, Bolton Wanderers FC, Arsenal FC (football stadiums) Aquatic Centre, Olympic Village London, UK 50

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