Fire Curtains have emerged in the US construction market over the last 30 years as a versatile opening protective. UL 10D was published in 2014 to standardize the testing and rating of these sophisticated products. They have been listed in NFPA-80 since 2016 and were adopted into IBC Code on the 2021 publication. Dedicated domestic […]
Fire Curtains are often compared to fire doors. While they perform the same job, placing a UL-rated opening protective across an opening in a rated wall, they differ drastically in composition, arrangement, control, and testing to assure consistent performance across opening protective technologies. Though fire curtains don’t swing as an overall assembly as fire doors […]
What is a Draft Curtain? The NFPA defines a Draft Curtain as a “Fixed or Automatically deployable noncombustible barrier that protrudes downward from the ceiling to channel, contain or prevent the migration of smoke.” Draft Curtains can be manufactured from fire-resistant fiberglass woven textiles, glass (commonly called smoke baffles), or even panels of sheet metal.