Get the most out of your Firebreak screen
Firebreak screens are intended to limit panel-to-panel fire spread. Keeping the screens as horizontal as possible will contribute to their performance in case of fire.
|Screens with "FR" in the name should be used in all installations where a flame retardant screen is required.|
Further safety instructions and recommendations:
- Plastic support wires will melt in a fire and may cause the screen to fall. To keep the screen sufficiently horizontal, use coated steel support wires with a diameter of at least 2.5 mm that will not be compromised by flames, max. 4 m (13.12 ft) apart, replacing the standard plastic wires. Make sure these wires do not fall or hang down in case of fire.
- The first and last support wires should always be (coated) steel wires and covered with a plastic tube to prevent damage to the screen.
- Push-pull tubes or drive cables can also support the screen in case of fire. For this, they should be max. 4 m (13.12 ft) apart and supported to prevent the tubes/cables from falling during a fire.
- Use screen weights or a chain or something similar to prevent each panel's beginning and end from being pulled over the end wire.
- During a fire, the screen fabric tends to shrink. Ensure that both the back edge and the leading edge will not come loose during a fire but remain connected to the leading edge profile or tube and truss or steel support wire.
- Cold air pockets or perimeter seals at the installation's sides should be made of flame retardant material to prevent the fire from spreading to the adjacent panels.
Always keep screens away from: