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    • Fire protection curtains

      Fire protection curtains

      Fire protection curtains are seal openings in walls and ceilings in case of fire. The constructional set-up (rolling- or folding technology) and the use of different fabrics offer a wide application spectrum as well as different protection targets or classifications and time classes. Casings and side guides of those flexible applicable systems are integrated almost invisibly in the building and provide much scope for design of sophisticated architecture for opened designs.

    • Conveyor system closures

      Conveyor system closures

      Manifold production - and logisitc processes require different construction types of conveying systems. If the haulage drifts are passing through fire-retarding resp. fire-resisting walls or ceilings, the necessary openings must be provided with fire protection closures to avoid the expansion of the fire by conveyor technique or by conveyed material. In case of fire the conveyor system closures have to seal those openings immediately and automatically. Thereby a classified fire resistance as well as the smoothly clearing of the closing area must be respected in case of release.

    • Smoke curtains

      Smoke curtains

      A smoke curtain is part of unit keeping areas free from smoke and may include building parts like natural smoke and heat venting systems and automatic smoke and heat venting systems. Smoke curtains restrict the movement of fire gases inside a building in case of fire.

    • Smoke protection closures

      Smoke protection closures

      In closed condition smoke protection closures restrict the passage of smoke in the phase of fire formation so as to enable the rescue of people, animals or materials assets in case of a fire in the room positioned behind it without the need of breathing protection.

    • Tube sealings

      Tube sealings

      The solution to problems with fire protection dampers for ventilation and air conditioning systems in conveying processes. Stöbich offers fire protection for pneumatic conveying lines where the closing elements are not exposed to the flow. Thus, damage or contamination of the closure element is avoided by abrasive conveyed goods.

    • Controls


      Control systems are necessary for all automatic fire protection systems! They are safety-relevant, because without their function or in the event of a malfunction, the entire investment of a fire protection partition would be useless. Controllers coordinate both fire detection and the interaction with other controls, like superordinate building control or the retraction of the closing area at conveyor closing area.

    • Médiathèque Charles Nègre | Grasse, France

      Médiathèque Charles Nègre | Grasse, France

      The Médiathèque Charles Nègre in Grasse, France, is an impressive example of contemporary architecture that reflects the cultural and historical importance of the region. The information center with space for education, culture and encounters was opened in 2011 and designed by the renowned French architecture firm Marc Barani. The building combines modern aesthetics with the traditional architecture of Provence, creating a harmonious link between old and new, for example by combining modern materials such as glass and steel with local natural stone. The generous window fronts create an atmosphere flooded with light. Ecological sustainability is achieved through natural ventilation and the resulting reduction in energy consumption; green spaces are also integrated on various levels. Our <a href="/us/solutions/fire-protection-curtains/stoebich-fire-smoke-curtain-hc"><b>➥ horizontal Fire and smoke curtain hc</b></a> fire protection curtains fit perfectly into this marvel of contemporary architecture. They securely close the ceiling openings in the event of a fire, but otherwise remain invisible and let in plenty of light and air. Copyright attribution: © Ivry Serres

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Fire protection at all levels

Fire protection at all levels

Dimensions of the textile floor insulation

 Fire protection at all levels

Structural fire protection is always a challenge. Especially when not only areas on one floor, but sections spanning several floors have to be sealed off: for example in the case of stairways such as in the forward-looking, sustainable new building of the Juridicum at Kiel University (short: CAU).

The 5-storey teaching and research building consists of a compact base zone and two interlocking blocks above it. The base accommodates the central foyer, the library, service areas and the seminar rooms.

Our central focus is on the specialist library, which extends over three levels with its open book shelves, individual and group workspaces. The floors are connected via wide staircases designed for a large number of people. Here the fire protection systems have to protect both people and valuable books in the event of a fire.

  The Challenge

  Multidimensional fire protection that fits in invisibly

The ultra-modern university building is characterized by its spacious, light-flooded interior interior off. For example, skylights provide natural lighting and create a pleasant learning atmosphere.

The installed fire protection systems should not disturb the elegant interior design and should be integrated as discreetly as possible into the overall picture. They should seal off the floors both vertically and horizontally as well as around the corners. BNB-certified, the Juridicum is a model project in terms of sustainability. Accordingly, our systems are also part of the overall concept. For example, we only use transport boxes made from recycled materials for our textile fire protection systems.

  The solution

  Fire curtains that close horizontally and vertically

The almost invisibly installed fire protection systems are characterized by narrow housings and high-tech textiles, which close the room openings fully automatically in the event of a fire (with the horizontal system using an additional electric motor drive). In addition to the aesthetic component, our fire protection curtains score with the small space requirement during installation.

Three different STÖBICH solutions were installed in the Juridicum at CAU Kiel: In the basement of the library, a vertical fire protection curtain the staircase. Fibershield®-E, the (E)conomic textile fire protection curtain with a high degree of standardization, closes without external energy with the "Gravigen" drive system, so that no fire-resistant cables are required.

If you go up the stairs one floor, the textile fire protection barrier closes the large light opening upwards - installed horizontally and directly in the ceiling. This means that the Fibershield®-HC, which closes with an electric motor in the event of an alarm, is ideal for openings in ceilings and does not require any disruptive suspension cables in the opening area.

The section-forming textile fire protection curtain runs in the same staircase on the upper floor "around the corner" and completely seals off the upper floor. Despite the formation of corners, no additional support elements are required. With the Fibershield®-S, demanding insulation geometries can be implemented and at the same time the requirements for room closures can be met for more than 90 minutes.


Fire protection across floors in a sustainable overall concept

The CAU Kiel building is based on certified sustainability, will fall below the EnEV 2014 by 30% and should achieve BNB gold status. As part of the evaluation system Sustainable building for federal buildings (BNB), the bronze, silver and gold certificates are awarded using the following evaluation criteria awarded: ecological and economic quality, socio-cultural and functional quality, technical quality and process quality.

The corresponding criteria affect all trades in the overall concept, including fire protection solutions. In the future, STÖBICH will also increasingly align its systems with this trend towards sustainability. Compared to conventional fire protection solutions, less CO2 is released during the production of preventive structural fire protection systems of textile construction due to the lower use of steel or sheet steel.