Coopers Fire frequently write articles and technical advice for manufacturing professionals. Our blog features posts about fire curtains, smoke barriers, fire protection and fire safety as well as discussions about the latest advances in active fire curtain and smoke barrier technology.

How Zone Pressurisation Works with Fire Curtains

Coopers Fire, 20.08.2018 , 0 comments

When there’s an intricately designed zone pressurisation system in place, how will fire and smoke curtains affect the flow and spread of smoke? Can fire and smoke curtains add a new dimension to zone pressurisation, or do they make things more difficult?

How The Proscenium Has Changed

How The Proscenium Has Changed

Coopers Fire, 25.07.2018 , 0 comments

For non-theatre types, you’ll probably know the concept better as the fourth wall – a part of theatre that has remained in place since the Ancient Greeks and Romans first popularised acting on stage. The imaginary barrier between the audience and players, in today’s world, is an important part of fire safety.

Bringing The Grand Staircase Back

Bringing The Grand Staircase Back

Coopers Fire, 16.07.2018 , 0 comments

The grand staircase plays an important role in the first impression of a building. Fire regulations meant that architectural design flexibility was suddenly stifled, that was until fire curtain technology arrived. We discuss how it's allowing architects to bring back architectural greats such as the grand staircase.

Unusual Fire Escapes

Unusual Fire Escapes

Coopers Fire, 27.06.2018 , 0 comments

It’s amazing to think that fire escapes haven’t always been an important part of architecture and design – but prior to the 20th century, there were no regulations in place. That didn’t stop fire escapes being designed – even if they were extremely dangerous to use themselves!