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‘Active Fire Curtains’ latest topic in ASFP webinar series

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has announced a programme of free passive fire protection (PFP) webinars, with the ‘Active Fire Curtains’ session soon set to be on demand, which aired on Wednesday 9th September.

The event was the second in the ASFP’s series, with the first having focused on fire-resisting ductwork – now available on demand. Each will focus on a different PFP system, providing a detailed introduction to the main characteristics of each product type and explaining the product testing, performance and installation requirements. They will also introduce the ASFP best practice guidance related to each product – particularly the ASFP suite of ‘Colour Books’, which are referenced in the Building Regulations and provide definitive guidance on the full range of passive fire protection measures.

Taking place on Wednesday 9th September, the fire curtains session provided an introduction to the different types of fire curtain, how they operate and explain their advantages and limitations.

The event also launched the ASFP’s new Black Book: Active Fire Curtains: Compartmentation and Protected Routes, 1st Edition: Guidance on specification, use and application of product. This is the most up-to-date independent guide to the provision of proprietary active fire curtains. It outlines how to select a suitable fire curtain, as well as best practice considerations for all involved in the specification, installation and maintenance of such products.

With active fire curtains increasingly being considered as an alternative to conventional compartmentation elements as designers seek to create more open plan buildings, the webinar will be of interest to all involved in the manufacture, specification, purchase, commissioning or maintenance of fire curtains. It also offers useful guidance to inspection authorities, risk assessors, facilities managers and business owners, providing a useful introduction to all the requirements related to maintaining active fire curtains.

The full programme of scheduled events includes:

  • Wednesday 9 September, 12-1pm – Active fire curtains
  • Wednesday 14 October, 12-1pm – Firestopping and penetration seals
  • Wednesday 11 November, 12-1pm – Fire protection of structural steel
  • Wednesday 9 December, 12-1pm – Fire and smoke resisting dampers

Available on demand

  • Wednesday 12 August – Fire-resisting ductwork

For details of the full ASFP webinar programme and to reserve your place, visit:

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