When specifying a fire curtain over and above a traditional form of fire compartment and smoke control e.g. a non-load bearing wall and fire door, ask yourself to what level of critical performance the traditional fire compartment performed to; then ask the fire curtain to perform to the same level.
A combination of the following levels of critical performance can be supported by a fire curtain with smoke control:
– Fire integrity (flame)
– Radiance (heat)
– Smoke control (smoke)