SFPE in conjunction with a few other interested parties has been talking about the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of fire curtains in buildings. We are looking for feedback from people are having issues with fire curtains as well as what has worked well in the past.
Here are a few headings to help you get started.
Is there sufficient information in the Acceptable Solutions and Verification Method to complete a design?
On the assumption that there is not sufficient information, what guidance have you been using to ensure compliance with the Building Code.
What standards are you referencing in your designs?
Are systems being installed to your specifications? If not, what are common areas of non compliance?
Normally the curtain(s) is interfaced with the fire alarm system and maybe security system. How well does this work out in practice?
What maintenance regimes are you using and what compliance schedules does it come under?
Dependent on the location of a curtain it may be raised and lowered regularly or only when it is tested. How due you manage long term durability?