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Coopers Fire’s new revolutionary 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.

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.

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.

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.