The Importance of a Fire Shutter

In the event of a fire, it is only right property owners know that their employees are as protected as possible from any danger. After all, it is difficult, if not impossible, to contain a fire as they can spread quickly with an unbeatable ferocity. Luckily, the development of the fire shutter offers a more reliable solution to fire safety by carrying out a process known as compartmentalisation. Read on as the ABC Industrial team go over everything you need to know about the importance of fire shutters...

How do fire shutters work?

During an active fire, a fire shutter acts as a literal barrier that separate the flames from people who are trying to evacuate to safety and this process is known as compartmentalisation. In fact, the shutters are designed with the ability to withstand hot temperatures for up to 30 minutes for this very reason and this extra time can often be the difference between life and death. In addition to this, a fire shutter is often tripped automatically and closes on its own weight which means that there is no need for building managers to waste time activating them in an emergency.

Why do fire shutters compartmentalise?

The act of compartmentalising happens when fire shutters close off the area within a building that is affected by an active fire in order to prevent it spreading. After all, they are made from fire resistant materials and doing this means that anybody still trapped inside has a better chance at evacuating before the fire becomes increasingly dangerous. Plus, compartmentalisation can also reduce the damage that is inflicted to a property as a fire is less likely to spread and completely take hold of the entire structure. Here at ABC Industrial, we believe that every building should have fire safety precautions implemented. After all, fire spreads easily and it doesn’t take much for one to become incredibly dangerous. Since fire shutters are often linked to the alarm system inside an industrial property, they are triggered as soon as the fire alarm is sounded which means that people often have extra time to evacuate to safety. To find out more information about the importance of the fire shutter, get in contact with a member of the ABC Industrial team today!

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