How Do Fire Shutters Work?

A fire is the worst-case damage scenario for warehouses and factories because they spread very quickly and can be incredibly difficult to regain control of. Here at ABC Industrial, we work hard in order to ensure that the industrial world is protected against the wrath and ferocity of a fire outbreak and we believe that our range of fire shutters are some of the best on the market. Read on to find out how they work… The Purpose A fire shutter is a type of roller shutter that compartmentalises a building in the event of a fire in order to stop it spreading and give the people inside extra time to escape. In fact, many fire shutters provide up to 30 extra minutes of time and this can often be the difference between life and death. Another way that they work is to reduce the amount of damage that a property suffers as compartmentalising allows the emergency services time to get on scene and start tackling the fire before it engulfs the entire property. How They Work Fire shutters tend to operate as regular roller shutters unless a fire breaks out. They are often connected to an alarm system as will swing into action when triggered by a fire alarm ringing or a smoke alarm going off. In fact, some fire shutters will roll down under their own weight whilst others are closed via a motor mechanism. Whilst both serve their own range of benefits, motor fire shutters can also act a smoke barrier but won’t close completely, thus allowing people to escape by crawling underneath. As the experts in industrial fire prevention, the ABC team are the people you want on your side. After all, there is nothing more beneficial than preparing for the worst. In fact, our range of fire shutters are made from high quality durable materials and undergo rigorous safety checks in order to ensure that they are qualified to be installed as such. To find out more information, get in contact with a member of the ABC team today!

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