A fire needs heat, fuel, and oxygen to burn and spread. If a fire starts in an open space, there’s likely to be an abundance of the latter of the three requirements, and as such the spreading of the fire can happen at a great pace.
This is where an effective fire curtain comes in to play. It serves to divide open areas in to smaller, contained areas – or compartments – and as such limits the spread of the fire.
This not only protects the property from potentially costly, extensive fire damage, but can also give occupants extra time to vacate the premises, protect escape routes, and allow extra time for firefighters to arrive.