Smokeguard: Smoke barrier glass for safer spaces

One of the biggest challenges in modern design is finding ways to combine stunning vision with stringent safety requirements.

Large and ungainly safety features easily strip away the beauty of a building – Smokeguard can help prevent this.  

Make Smokeguard part of your smoke protection strategy The daily footfall in large public spaces such as shopping centres, museums and transport hubs is immense. Members of the public may pass through quickly, or spend large periods of time circulating throughout the space; they may also be completely unfamiliar with both the building and its designated emergency exits.

When fire breaks out, panic ensues. Taking this – and the additional needs of disabled people, parents with children and the elderly – into account, evacuations can take a surprising amount of time. An effective life safety system like Smokeguard smoke barrier glass can keep toxic fumes at bay long enough to allow members of the public to exit the building safely, minimising the risk of smoke inhalation, injury and death.

Zero maintenance smoke barrier glass When considering smoke protection systems for large buildings, it’s important to take into account the maintenance required to keep systems functioning at their optimum level. Unlike retractable smoke curtains, Smokeguard requires zero maintenance and has no maximum lifespan. Designed as a permanent fixture, Smokeguard’s discreet glass barriers hang vertically above ground, channelling fumes away and maintaining smoke-free escape conditions at low level for up to half an hour.

Rigorously tested against rapidly increasing temperatures in accordance with European safety classification EN 12101-1, Smokeguard controls the movement of heat and smoke for 30 minutes. Low iron glass: invisible protection Pyroguard’s fire glass experts understand the challenge of uniting cutting edge design and stringent building safety regulations.

Unlike many other brands of smoke barrier glass, Smokeguard is available in low-iron form, reducing the blue-green hue that is usually visible when viewing glass laterally and offering a crystal clear protective barrier.

The low iron option of Smokeguard offers minimal visual impact, and all the protection you’ll need. Pyroguard: First in Fire Glass At Pyroguard, we pride ourselves on being First in Fire Glass. Our dedicated team of specification experts can help you to find just the right smoke barrier glass for your requirements.

Fire glass is what we do: from our PhD R&D Scientists to our technical specifications team, every member of the Pyroguard team is committed to giving you first-class service, and the right smoke or fire glass solution for your project. Manufactured to bespoke sizes up to 2500 x 1200mm, Smokeguard smoke barrier glass can be shaped, making way for structural or service elements.

To find out more about Smokeguard’s smoke protection, call a member of our specification team today on 01942 710 720.

For the latest news on Pyroguard and our range of Smokeguard smoke barrier glass, follow us @Pyroguard or on LinkedIn.

To speak to our specification team about your individual needs, call 01942 710 720

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Date: 17 August 2015
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