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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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Textile fire protection and architecture

Textile fire protection and architecture

Space for fire protection

Space for fire protection

Textile fire protection and architecture

Many building-related fire protection measures are required to satisfy valid building regulations, guidelines and insurance conditions. Fire and smoke protection solutions play an important role here. The onus should be on function following form to respect the architectural design.

If fires break out in building complexes, the main priority is to save human lives before limiting damage to materials and the building itself. Sectioning off the building into separate fire sections separates adjacent areas in the building from each other and also creates safe escape and rescue routes. In case of fire, required openings in walls and ceilings need to be closed and smoke barriers need to be created.

Balancing aesthetic requirements and functionality is a challenge for architects. For instance, how can an open room concept be realized without visual intrusions, if strict fire regulations stipulate the spatial separation of sections of the building or if large-scale smoke barriers are mandatory?

Textile fire and smoke protection – innovative, invisible, individual

Installation and design flexibility

Textile fire protection solutions offer effective protection against the uncontrolled spreading of fire and smoke. At the same time we also offer a high level of flexibility in terms of installation and execution - ultimately thanks to the large growth in the number of our product variants. Compared to conventional fire and/or smoke protection doors, gates or dampers, textile systems have many advantages depending on the application. Often, they are much more suitable than conventional solution approaches. The so-called curtain systems are now available in various models for a number of application purposes, and can be categorised into smoke protection curtains, smoke protection closures and fire protection closures.

Textile smoke protection curtains are used when implementing smoke control concepts and help to avoid unnecessary large ventilation and intake air openings. Automatic smoke protection curtains will unwind as required and without any external power sources to the level defined in the smoke control concept. In the idle position, the fabric is stored in the flat casing on a winding shaft, and the system is almost invisible. The small installation depth therefore allows hidden installation into the inner architecture of the building. The advantage of static smoke protection curtains are their very low weight and the resulting low load on the building structure. They can be installed easily and allow uncomplicated shielding of continuous systems. Both static and also automatic smoke protection curtains guarantee targeted control and the effective discharge of smoke, even in very high rooms. Thanks to the very large dimensions that can be created, in some cases with unlimited widths, fire and smoke fumes can be effectively discharged even if there are cross currents. Likewise, the use of smoke control systems can also be optimised in large rooms. The smoke protection curtains installed to divide rooms reduce the amount of ventilation output required and, at the same time, improve safety. The CE-tested smoke protection curtains acc. to EN 12101-1 satisfy the valid European safety requirements and are approved with respect to their fire behaviour.

Automatic textile smoke protection curtains with pedestrian passages

In the case of smoke control systems that require a floor-closing smoke protection curtain and a passable escape corridor, safe implementation is often difficult. The CE-tested and officially approved passable smoke protection curtains guarantee the creation of smoke compartments and, at the same time, allow escape in pedestrian passage areas. Thanks to the dual shaft systems, the system can be realized for unlimited widths and an unrolled length of up to 3.5 m. The pedestrian passing frequency is approx. 200 persons per minute at a system width of 3 m.

Room forming, textile fire protection closures and smoke barriers without supports

Particularly in the case of architecturally high demands, the will of the architect to design and the fire protection requirements according to the applicable protection concept are rarely in harmony. These requirements can also be met with textile systems that create space and run around corners. The fire protection protection of corners is ensured by an innovative fabric folding technique. Complex columns or protected pillar constructions for the installation of previously required guide rails are no longer necessary. Low housing heights and missing supports and guide rails facilitate integration in complicated installation situations. The discreet appearance of these systems has already received awards for "fire protection you can't see". Depending on the requirements, variable polygon-like footprints can be realised without structural restrictions and without supports that are secured against fire. They can also be implemented in large designs with edge lengths of up to 16 m, a roll-off length of up to 6 m with angles of 30° to 150°.