Fireguard Fire Resisting Roller Shutter DoorsCertified fire rated roller shutters - Rated from 1 to 4 hours Download
Fireguard shutters are thoroughly tested to prevent the spread of flames. Our fire shutters are rated one to four hours.
Where people could be trapped by a closing fire shutter, an audio-visual warning panel is required.
A fire shutter's main purpose is to prevent fire spreading, but it is also a very good security shutter.
Fire shutters from HVP are designed to automatically close in the event of a fire. They seal off the opening they sit over and prevent the spread of fire. Our fire shutters have a rating of 1 to 4 hours.
Fireguard fire resisting roller shutters are thoroughly tested and conform to strict standards (see the technical specification for more information).
The main purpose of a fire shutter is to prevent or slow down the spread of fire. In addition, it can also be used as a security shutter. Fire-shutters from HVP have a solid lath and are similar in appearance to our Screenguard security roller shutters.
Fireguard fire-shutter technical specification
Fire shutters supplied by HVP Security Shutters Ltd have successfully passed separate fire tests to BS EN 1634-1 for BOTH rigid and flexible structures and are compliant with harmonised standards BS EN 16034:2014 and BS EN 13241-1:2003
Note: the product specifications below are based on our products range and do not reflect on products available throughout the industry as a whole. FireGuard FS50 and FireGuard FS75 are our product names for fire rated rolling shutters as manufactured by a select number of manufacturers who manufacture for us and are a recognised UK manufacturers of quality fire shutter products. All our fire resistant rolling shutters are manufactured in accordance with the construction products directive 89 / 106 / EC and the E C machinery directive 2006 / 42 / EC.
We no longer supply non - motorised fire shutters
that rely on physical effort to push up or pull down.
HVP's Fireguard fire shutters are available in two versions:
- Fireguard FS50 - Tubular Motor Fire Shutter (smaller head plate size) with the motor fitted within the barrel.
- Fireguard FS75 - Traditional Fire Shutter (for larger openings) with the motor fitted externally.
Fireguard FS50 – Tubular motor driven
- Motorised powered down closing
- Smaller head plate size – as little as 250mm square
- Battery Back Up
Fireguard FS50 shutter - With a smaller head box size, typically 250mm to 300mm square, the FS50 is ideal for openings such as food serveries, receptions, etc, where aesthetics plays an important part . This is achieved because the shutter is powered by a tubular motor fitted internally into the overhead barrel assembly. The maximum overall size of a FS50 is governed by the lifting capacity of its motor, so typically, the maximum width is in the region of 4.5m, but again this will vary, depending on height. The shutter is powered down on activation from an external source such as the building fire alarm system. A maintained power supply is required at all times, therefore a battery back-up unit is supplied as standard.
Note: The FS50 does not close 'manually' or through any form of gearbox.
Fireguard FS75 – traditional external block motor driven
Where the opening is too large for a FS50 or Gravity Closing is required.
Fireguard FS75 shutter - Designed for larger opening or where 'gravity closing' is required. The overhead barrel assembly is connected to a motor by a drive chain. On activation from an external source such as the building fire alarm system, the shutter gravity closes through the gears of the motor at approximately 100mm per second. The head box size is typically 350mm square with the motor box end extending back a further 250mm. See drawing section.
When an audio visual fire control panel (see below) is included into the installation, the shutter will have the option of motorised closing and two stage closing.
The FS75 can also be fitted with a soldered fusible link to act as a release back up or as an alternative to linking to the building fire alarm system.
Fireshutter Design and Extras Chart
|Design and Extras||FS50||FS75|
|Smaller head plate size making an ideal option for smaller openings such as serveries and reception counters||Yes|
|Larger openings, typically more than 10 sq mtr||Yes|
|Tubular motor operation – motor seated inside the barrel assembly||Yes||No|
|1ph or 3ph block motor – motor fitted externally and connected the barrel assembly via a drive chain||No||Yes|
|Powered down electrically||Yes||Optional *|
|Solenoid release Gravity closing through motor gears||No||Yes|
|Audio Visual fire control panel including timed delay from receipt of alarm signal to closing||Included||Optional|
|Audio Visual Warning panel plus Repeater Panel||Optional||Optional|
|Battery Back Up||Included||Optional *|
|Emergency opening switch||Optional *||Optional *|
|Presence detection Photo Cells||Optional *||Optional *|
|Fusible Link activation||No||Optional|
|Heat detector link up||Optional *||Optional *|
|Smoke detector link up||Optional *||Optional *|
* Audio Visual fire control panel will be required
Fire Shutter Extras
Audio Visual Fire Detection Control Panel FDCP
For the FS50 - The panel acts as an interface between the fire alarm and the operator. When the fire alarm is activated, it sends a signal to the audio visual fire control panel which will then start to flash, giving off an audio tone and activating the motor to power down the shutter to its closed position. A built-in timer allows the setting of fixed delay times from receipt of the alarm signal to motor activation.
For the FS75 - As above, but a signal is sent to the shutter solenoid release mechanism allowing the shutter to gravity close through the motor gears. The unit incorporates a Solenoid Battery Backup.
Additional options available with both the above units are:
- secondary audio visual panels
- emergency opening switch
- presence detection photo cells
Battery Back-up Unit
(not to be confused with a Fire Control Panel which incorporates a solenoid battery back up)
Back-up power unit if mains power fails under fire conditions. Also, when using the shutter under normal conditions, if there is a power failure, the battery backup unit can be used to open or close the shutter once.
Note: the unit will require a recharging period of up to 8 hours. The maximum stand-by period for this unit is 4 hours. Typical internal battery lifetime is 1-2 years depending on usage and operating conditions. Replacement batteries can be ordered when required. The unit must be plugged into the electrical mains at all times.
Important access consideration for inspection, maintenance and repair
Fixtures and Soffit fittings
Inspection and Servicing
A roller shutter is classified as a piece of machinery and must be regularly inspected. A service engineer will not be able to sign off a shutter as safe unless they can physically check all overhead supporting components and mechanical release mechanisms. Suitable access must be 'designed in' by those designing and installing fixtures and ceilings.
Repair and replacement of components
Full width access will be needed for a motor or barrel change, and guides will need to be removed to repair curtain damage. HVP security Shutters Ltd. will not be held responsible for associated cost 'by others' in removing materials and fixtures to gain access to the shutter components.
Building structure and location
The following is intended as guidance only. HVP security Shutters Ltd or their representatives are not qualified to advise on the suitability of support structures or the installation of additional fire protection measures and do not accept responsibility for decisions based on them.
Suitably qualified persons and recognised publications
It is wise to liaise with a building control officer, fire engineer or other suitably qualified person.
Typical sources of reference are:
- The Building Regulations – Fire Safety: Approved Document B
- The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
- Door and hardware Federation (DHF) – downloadable publications
- Fixing requirements as specified by the fire shutter manufacturer
Fire roller shutters across a means of escape
Authorisation must be obtained from the relevant enforcing authorities/building control bodies. Closure in a fire situation should only be released by a heat sensor, such as a fusible link or electric heat detector in the immediate vicinity of the door. Closure should not be initiated by smoke detectors or a fire alarm system unless the shutter is also intended to partially descend to form part of a boundary to a smoke reservoir. See The Building Regulations 2010 Fire Safety Approved Document B.
If the fire shutter represents more than 25% of the length of a compartment wall, authorisation must be obtained from the relevant enforcing authorities/building control bodies.
Counter / Serveries
Where fire shutters are used to protect serveries, it is assumed that the counter is composed of non-combustible material and the counter is of sufficient width to ensure that the bottom rail movement under heating cannot result in the rail overhanging the counter.
Building structure and installation
The structure supporting the rolling shutter must be a fire-resistant separating element (to BS476 Part 20, 21, 22: 1987), having a fire resistance greater than, or equal to, that required of the shutter itself. It also must be capable of supporting the shutter for the required fire resistance period without compromising the fire performance of the shutter. In addition, consideration must be given to the loads imposed by the various door-set components, i.e. endplates and barrel support brackets.
Planned and Essential Maintenance
All electrically-operated and upward-lifting doors must have a suitable maintenance system in place and details recorded in a log book. See The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (UK and Wales).On request, HVP Security Shutters Ltd. can offer this service and issue a completion certificate at each inspection.
Technical drawings fire resisting roller shutters
Below are technical drawings of fire resisting roller shutters in various arrangements. Hover over the images for more detail.
FS75 Face fixed arrangement - Block motorDiagram of a face fixed FS75 fire-resisting roller shutter
FS75 Reveal fixed arrangement - Block motorDiagram of a reveal fixed FS75 fire-resisting roller shutter
FS50 Face fixed arrangement - Tubular motorDiagram of a face fixed FS50 fire-resisting roller shutter
FS50 Reveal fixed arrangement - Tubular motorDiagram of a reveal fixed FS50 fire-resisting roller shutter
Images Fireguard roller shutter
The pictures below show a typical FS75 Fire Shutter installation.
L20 - 610
Fireguard FS50 fire shutter
1, 2 or 4 Hour Fire Resistance. Electric operation. The roller shutter is un-insulated and is manufactured in strict accordance with BS EN 1634-1 and compliant with harmonised standard BS EN 16034:2014; also BS EN 13241-1:2003. Electric operation by 1ph internal tubular motor. Curtain constructed from either 50mm flat or 76mm concave profile galvanised mild steel interlocking laths (gauge of laths being dependent on door size and hour rating), pressure riveted at each end of each alternate lath with steel end-locks. Galvanised, rolled inverted “T” section bottom rail to close against floor/counter. Guides to be 50mm or 65mm x 32mm galvanised steel. The motor is designed to drive the shutter curtain down upon receipt of a signal from the customer’s fire alarm or smoke/heat detector. With the exception of the angles, which are primer painted, the finish of the curtain, bottom rail, guides and canopy are galvanised. A Safety Brake is fitted when required to comply with BSEN13241-1:2003.
The Fireguard FS50 is supplied with:
- Audio Visual Fire Control Panel
- Battery Back Up as standard
- Powder Coat paint finish to most RAL colours
Contact HVP at 01392 270218 for any questions. We'll be happy to assist.
Fireguard FS75 fire shutter
1, 2 or 4 Hour Fire Resistance. Electric operation. The roller shutter is un-insulated and is manufactured in strict accordance with BS EN 1634-1 and compliant with harmonised standard BS EN 16034:2014; also BS EN 13241-1:2003. Electric operation by 1ph or 3ph external block motor. Curtain constructed from either 50mm flat or 76mm concave profile galvanised mild steel interlocking laths (gauge of laths being dependent on door size and hour rating), pressure riveted at each end of each alternate lath with steel end-locks. Galvanised, rolled inverted “T” section bottom rail to close against floor/counter. Guides to be 50mm or 65mm x 32mm galvanised steel. It comes complete with an Auto Reset Solenoid release, designed to be linked to a building fire detection system, or a localised heat or smoke detector. When linked to a fire detection system, the solenoid will require a 0.55 Amp, 24 Volt DC signal to declutch the motor, allowing the door to gravity close. The motor also has a facility to simulate a fire test via a pull and reset cord. The closing of the shutter can also be initiated be an optional soldered fusible link which can be added as an alternative when a fire detection system is not present, or as a fire detection back-up. A Safety Brake is fitted when required to comply with BSEN13241-1:2003.
Standard options available:
- Soldered fusible link release mechanism
- FDCP Audio Visual Fire Control Panel
Note: will also be required if a 0.55 Amp 24 Volt signal is not available
- Powder Coat paint finish to most RAL colours
Contact HVP at 01392 270218 for any questions. We'll be happy to assist.
Security and fire resistance
The main purpose of a fire-resisting roller shutter is to prevent the spread of fire. Therefore, authorities often require fire shutters to be installed in public areas where there is a risk of fire. Good examples are canteens, serveries and commercial kitchens. Fire shutters are also often used to keep certain areas safe for people in the event of a fire; think of escape corridors in stadiums, shopping centres or office blocks.
Many fire resisting roller shutters perform a double function; as well as automatically closing in the event of a fire, they are used as everyday security shutters, very similar to our Screenguard roller shutter.
Downloads Fireguard fire shutters
Below you'll find technical drawings, specification texts and our Fireguard fire shutter brochure to download. If you require any further information or need any assistance regarding our fire shutters, please contact us. We'll be happy to help.
- Fireguard brochure - Overview of our fire resisting roller shutters
- Fire Control Panel (FCP Lite) - User Manual
- Fire Door Control Panel (FDCP) - User Manual
- Architectural drawings on request
- L20 specification FS75 - Specification text block motor fire shutter
- L20 specification FS50 - Specification text tube motor fire shutter
- Full specification pack - All the above in a single zip file