AltisNova can incorporate an autonomous automatic sprinkler system into its curtains. This type of system has proven to be an essential tool in fire protection, playing a vital role in safeguarding lives and properties and becoming an integral part of safety strategies in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings.

Automatic sprinklers: safeguarding lives and properties

The importance of automatic sprinklers lies in their ability to quickly and effectively detect and combat fires, even in the absence of human intervention. These systems operate 24/7, ensuring constant protection. When an increase in temperature caused by a fire is detected, the sprinklers are automatically activated over the curtain that has already been deployed, discharging water or an appropriate fire-extinguishing agent to control or extinguish the flames.

The benefits of automatic sprinklers are numerous. Firstly, they drastically reduce the spread of fire by controlling the ignition source in its early stages. This minimizes the risk of the fire spreading and becoming uncontrollable, thereby limiting damage to the building’s structure and contents. Additionally, by preventing the fire from spreading, these systems allow building occupants to evacuate safely and facilitate the work of firefighting teams by giving them more time to arrive and address the situation.

Furthermore, automatic sprinkler systems are efficient and reliable due to their simple yet effective design and operational autonomy. Despite initial concerns about false alarms, advances in technology have significantly improved detection accuracy, ensuring precise activation only when necessary.

Sprinkler system integrated with fire-resistant curtains

The sprinkler system integrated with a fire-resistant curtain is a comprehensive fire safety solution that combines the effectiveness of sprinkler systems with the containment and fire resistance capability of a specialized curtain. This system is designed to mitigate the spread of fire, minimize property damage, and ensure the safety of people present in such environments.

On one hand, the fire-resistant curtain is made from high-heat-resistant and flame-retardant materials, which gives it with the ability to maintain its structural integrity for a specific duration when exposed to fire. This curtain acts as a physical barrier that restricts the spread of flames and heat, thereby limiting the fire’s propagation to adjacent areas.

On the other hand, the sprinkler system integrated with the curtain consists of several key elements. First, there is a network of pipes that extends throughout the protected area. These pipes are pressurized and connected to a water source and, in some cases, a supply of specialized fire-extinguishing agent, such as foam or inert gas. The sprinklers, strategically positioned within the pipe network, are equipped with heat-sensitive activation devices. When the ambient temperature near a sprinkler reaches a predefined threshold due to the presence of a fire, the activation device triggers, leading to the automatic opening of the corresponding sprinkler.

The water or fire-extinguishing agent released from the sprinkler is directed towards the fire-resistant curtain and the affected area. The combination of the curtain’s physical barrier and the cooling and suppressing effects of water or the fire-extinguishing agent helps control the spread of the fire and reduce its intensity.