FC2 (European Standards)
BLE Model FC2 active fire curtains are manufactured from a woven glass fibre fabric with stainless steel wire reinforcement. The fabric is coated on each side with silver polyurethane. The complete curtain assembly is rated at 1000oC for a period of up to 240 minutes for Integrity (E), and 60 minutes for Irradiation (W), depending on the size of the curtain. See table below for more information.
The complete FC2 Fire Curtain system has been extensively tested in both single and multiple overlapping roller configurations to BSEN1634 - Part 1: Fire resistance test for door and shutter assemblies and openable windows, and BSEN1634 – Part 3: Smoke control test for door and shutter assemblies. The FC2 Fire Curtain has a third party Certificate of Approval from Warrington Certification Ltd. Certifire Certificate Number CF5433.
The fabric has a class 1 surface spread of flame rating when tested to BS 476: Part 7 and a fire propagation index I =3.2 when tested to BS 476: Part 6. These tests demonstrate that the product complies with the requirements for Class 0, as defined Approved Document B of the Building Regulations in England. Additionally, the FC2 Fire Curtain has been tested to BS8524- Part 1: Active Fire Curtain Assemblies, Annex D - Reliability and Response time and Durability of materials, clause 5.2 - Pressure and Impact, and clause 5.8 - Ancillary Equipment.