Extended application of test results for fire resistance and/or smoke control for door, shutter and openable window assemblies, including their elements of building hardware – Part 11: Fire resistance for operable fabric curtains
|Publication Date:||11 March 2019|
|ICS Code (Fire-resistance of building materials and elements):||13.220.50|
|ICS Code (Doors and windows):||91.060.50|
This document covers vertically mounted types of manual or powered, operable fabric curtain assemblies with downward closing operation. Curtain systems are different from (are separated from) door systems due to their not rigid closure element typically made of thin walled materials as for instance woven or knitted fabrics and foils. These closure elements are not able to carry significant loads normal to their surface by their bending stiffness. In other words: curtain systems are separated from door systems because they can only conduct pulling forces by tensile stress in plane to their surface. Pushing forces are not conducted in plane to their surface. This document establishes the methodology for extending the application of test results obtained from test(s) conducted in accordance with the EN 1634-1 test method for shutters. Subject to the completion of the appropriate test or tests selected from those identified in Clause 4, the extended application may cover all or some of the following non-exhaustive list of examples: - uninsulated (E), radiation (EW) or insulated (EI1 or EI2) classifications; - coiling mechanisms; - wall/ceiling fixed elements; - items of building hardware; - decorative finishes; - intumescent, draught or acoustic seals; - alternative supporting construction(s).