As you may have heard, in the beginning of 2014, UL 10D became the standard for protective fire curtain testing. While it may not sound like that big of a deal this change actually provides quite a few benefits.
With an updated testing standard, architects, engineers, contractors and building officials can now rest easier know that fire-rated deployable curtains are thoroughly tested.
Deployable fire curtains are very effective tools for architects, engineers and contractors to use as a component of a more robust smoke and fire control system. Fire curtains are used most commonly in atrium spaces or around egress routes such as elevators and stairwells. By containing the movement of smoke throughout a building, fire curtains can help even the largest of buildings meet and exceed fire codes.