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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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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°.