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    • Fire protection curtains

      Fire protection curtains

      In case of fire, fire protection curtains close wall and ceiling openings. Their construction (roll-down or folding technique) and the use of different fabrics provide for a wide range of applications as well as different protection goals, classifications and time classes. The casing and guide rails of the highly flexible systems blend almost invisibly into the building and allow plenty of scope for sophisticated architecture and open room concepts.

    • Conveyor system closures

      Conveyor system closures

      Various production and logistics processes call for the most diverse types of conveyor systems. If these conveyor lines pass through fire-retardant or fire-resistant walls or ceilings, the openings required for this purpose must be provided with fire protection closures to prevent the spread of fire through the conveyor system or the goods conveyed. In the event of fire, conveyor system closures (CSC for short) must close these openings immediately and automatically. Fire resistance classified according to DIN EN 13501-2 is just as important as the smooth clearance of the closing areas in the event of a fire.

    • Smoke curtains

      Smoke curtains

      A smoke apron is a part of a smoke control system which also includes other components such as natural smoke and heat exhaust ventilators (EN 12101-2) and mechanical smoke and heat exhaust ventilators (EN 12101-3). Smoke aprons restrict the movement of combustion gases within a building in case of fire.

    • Smoke protection curtains

      Smoke protection curtains

      Once closed, smoke protection curtains (SPC) restrict the passage of smoke during the phase of fire formation, so that in the event of a fire, there is enough time to rescue people and animals from the room behind the curtain and to recover material assets without the need for respiratory equipment.

    • Tube sealings

      Tube sealings

      The solution for issues with fire protection dampers in ventilation and air conditioning systems in conveyor processes. Stöbich offers fire protection for pneumatic conveyor lines the closing elements of which are not exposed to the flow of conveyed material. This way, the closing element cannot be damaged or contaminated by abrasive conveyed goods.

    • Control units

      Control units

      Each automatic fire protection system needs a control unit. They are critical to safety, because a failure of this function means that the entire investment into a fire protection sealing has been in vain. Control units coordinate both fire detection and interaction with other control units, such as higher-level building control systems or clearing of the closing area of conveyor system closures.

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Smoke control in atriums

Smoke control in atriums


They are the heart of shopping centres, hotels or office complexes, bring light into many a building and connect the individual floors: atriums such as the ➥ InnovationSPIN in Lemgo impress with their open architecture with daylight utilisation, a special indoor climate and natural acoustics over several floors.
Here, the compatibility of functionality and aesthetics, fire protection regulations and construction methods is particularly important: How can atria be effectively sealed off from fire and smoke to protect people and property without losing the aforementioned properties?

InnovationSPIN, an extraordinary co-working space

The InnovationSPIN in Lemgo is the "think tank for SMEs". The OWL University of Applied Sciences, the district of Lippe and the district craftsmen's association work hand in hand here on new ideas. This special type of collaboration is also reflected in the architecture: open space concepts and shared offices, workshops and laboratories bring all participants together according to the InnovationSPIN principle - with the atrium as the centrepiece.

    •  Commissioning: 01/2023
    •  Surface area: 6.400 m2
    •  Workplaces: ca. 400 (Stand: 01/2024)


Fire protection should work, but not be conspicuous

Structural fire protection systems must be installed in such a way "that the development of a fire and the spread of fire and smoke [...] is prevented and, in the event of a fire, the rescue of people and animals as well as effective extinguishing work are possible."
(§ 14 Fire Protection/Building Regulations)

According to fire protection regulations, the structural separation of building sections is necessary. The classic means are often solid structures such as walls or fire doors. But how can open room concepts be realised without the visual disruptions that such conventional solutions present? And how can the vital smoke-free escape and rescue routes be created?

To do this, you first need to understand how fires can spread in atriums. Click on the following graphics to start a simulated smoke development.

Atrium without compartmentalisation

This highly simplified model drawing shows how smoke would theoretically spread if the source of the fire were decentralised and there were no fire protection elements. In this case, the smoke would spread floor by floor, starting from the source of the fire. Only with a supply air source does the smoke escape via the smoke/heat extraction systems (SHEVS) in the ceiling area - the so-called "chimney effect". The spread of the highly toxic fire gases in the atrium to other floors is not prevented.

Conventional solution: permanent partitioning

If the floors are partitioned off with fixed fire protection elements, e.g. using fixed glazing, the smoke is channelled through the atrium directly to the SHEVS.
Smoke does not enter the floors and escape routes; however, permanent compartmentalisation also interferes with the building design and affects the appearance, acoustics and indoor climate. The open character of the atrium is restricted.

The STÖBICH solution: flexible compartmentalisation

Only in the event of a fire alarm do the fire and smoke protection curtains from STÖBICH lower fully automatically from their housings, which in turn are concealed in the ceiling. All floors are sealed off equally so that no gases or flames can spread to the other floors. The smoke is channelled directly to the SHEVS by the permanent partitioning. People can reach the outside via escape and rescue routes. The effect of the atrium can fully unfold during normal building operation.

Advantages: Smoke barriers from STÖBICH are installed invisibly and create in atriums ...

    -  ... free lines of sight
    -  ... maximum utilisation of daylight
    -  ... an improved indoor climate over several floors
     -  ... acoustics that connect building areas
    -  ... almost endless design possibilities


Fire and smoke protection curtains are ideal for open room concepts

Textile fire protection systems from STÖBICH can be installed almost invisibly in ceilings and also offer more scope for building planning thanks to their low weight, small footprint and simple installation.

40 Fiberseal smoke protection curtains in InnovationSPIN Lemgo

The special concept of collaboration between different institutions in InnovationSPIN is supported by the architecture. The different work areas can be seen from the large atrium and are connected by a sculptural, illuminated staircase. Should a fire break out here, the 40 Fiberseal smoke protection curtains close all floor openings.
When closed, the textile fire and smoke protection closures prevent the passage of flames and smoke for up to 120 minutes and reduce heat radiation (classification EW 120 in conjunction with S200). This allows people in the rooms behind to escape to safety via existing stairwells within a reasonable time, even without breathing protection.

With ➥ Fiberseal smoke protection curtains, even very large room openings and atriums can be sealed smoke-tight, both as standard and customised solutions such as in the InnovationSPIN or in the following reference example, an office building with an event area for the Südwestmetall Neckar-Fils district group in Esslingen, where two 5-sided room-forming smoke barriers ➥ Smokeshield-S with different angles were installed. With the ➥ textile fire and smoke protection barriers from STÖBICH, you remain flexible!

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  • Atrium halbgeschlossener Brandschutz
  • Atrium geschlossen Brandschutz
  • Brandschutzkonzept Atrium - STÖBICH
  • Baulicher Brandschutz Atrium von STÖBICH
  • Atriumkonzept baulicher Brandschutz
  • Brandschutz bei einem offenen Atrium
  • Brandschutz bei offenen Raumkonzepten
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