Two Windowshield fire shutter systems from Smoke Control were installed on the windows of a hospital located in Trangie NSW. The particular windows on the hospital were situated within three metres of the boundary and required fire protection to meet BCA compliance.
According to BCA Clause C3.4 Acceptable methods of protection:
(a) Where protection is required, doorways, windows and other openings must be protected as follows:
(A) internal or external wall-wetting sprinklers as appropriate used with windows that are automatic closing or permanently fixed in the closed position; or
(B) –/60/– fire windows that are automatic closing or permanently fixed in the closed position; or
(C) –/60/– automatic closing fire shutters.
Smoke Control’s Windowshield automatically closing fire shutters provide the required 60-minute fire protection to openings located within three metres of a boundary.