Coopers Fire are pleased to launch an innovative and revolutionary fire curtain solution for cleanroom facilities. The new FireMaster Cleanroom fire curtain from Coopers Fire is the world’s first active fire curtain certified as suitable for all types of cleanroom environments.
Working with global cleanroom designers nPro, Coopers Fire has developed the FireMaster Cleanroom. The FireMaster Cleanroom fire curtain offers 2 hours of fire resistance and allows designers of cleanrooms the flexibility to help create open plan environments already afforded to more traditional manufacturing facilities.
What is a cleanroom?
Cleanroom environments are needed in a variety of industries such as pharmaceutical, microelectronics, aerospace, food, medical and telecoms. To prevent contamination during the manufacturing process, cleanrooms place stringent controls on the level of environmental pollutants such as dust, airborne microbes, aerosol particles, and chemical vapours. This is usually specified by the number of particles per cubic metre at a specified particle size.
For use in cleanrooms all materials must be non-shedding and non-absorbent. Ledges, cracks, crevices and inaccessible places which gather dust and are difficult to clean must be minimised as far as practical. All exposed surfaces must be compatible with and easily cleaned with common cleaning and disinfectant chemicals routinely used in hospitals and biological research facilities.
Applications in a cleanroom
FireMaster Cleanroom fire curtains can be used to replace fire rated walls and doors maintaining compartmentation thus allowing for open plan designs and to protect non-fire rated walls and glazing and openings in walls. As such they can be used to protect escape routes providing time for people to escape. They can also offer property, equipment and external boundary protection.
The FireMaster Cleanroom
The FireMaster Cleanroom has been fire tested as part of Exova Warrington’s CERTIFIRE scheme. Additional tests for cleanroom suitability were also carried out in Germany at the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation. The Fraunhofer TESTED DEVICE® is an internationally renowned certification mark for products that have been objectively qualified in accordance with recognised standards and guidelines with regard to their cleanroom compatibility.
The product features a curtain that does not release particles in operation and features side guides that can be manually opened and closed for cleaning. Manufactured from materials resistant to harsh cleanroom cleaning chemicals, it can be fully deep cleaned whilst in situ in accordance with ISO 2812 (Paints and varnishes – Determination of resistance to liquids).
The FireMaster Cleanroom is certified as suitable for use in cleanrooms fulfilling the specifications of Air Cleanliness Class 6 according to ISO 14644-1. It has a Class C rating under the pharmaceutical industry’s Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) standards; and is rated at 1,000 under US Federal standard 209E.
The chemical resistance of the curtain and headbox and side guides is tested according to ISO 4628-1. It is fire tested to BS EN 13501-2:2007+A1:2009 to provide an Integrity rating of E120 and EW120 for radiation.
Further information like a brochure, certification and technical drawings about the FireMaster Cleanroom fire curtain can be found by visiting the product information page.
Coopers Fire is pleased to be able to offer cleanroom compliant fire curtains as a flexible solution to improve fire safety, without compromising manufacturing efficiencies.
For further information on the FireMaster Cleanroom or the full range of Coopers Fire smoke and fire curtain systems email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44 (0)2393 454 405.