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We’re BS 8524- 1 & 2 Certified: The Only Global Standard for Fire Curtains

K&D Systems are pleased to announce that we have achieved BS 8524 Parts 1 & 2 certification for active fire curtain barriers.

Our range of Ultimate Fire Curtains are by far the strongest and best range of fire curtains on the market today and can offer a record-breaking:

  • 7 hours of fire resistance
  • 7 hours of smoke leakage resistance
  • 5 hours and 5 minutes insulated zone at 50mm
  • 2 hours 30 minutes radiation at 15Kw

What is the BS 8524 Certification?

BS 8524 is the British Standard for Active Fire Curtain  Assemblies. It’s important as it ensures that a Fire Curtain product is rigorously tested before being put on the market so that they function correctly and do not compromise fire separation or compartmentation that would otherwise be in place.

It is published in two parts; BS 8524 Parts 1 and 2. They cover all aspects of these products; from design, durability and reliability, to installation and maintenance.

BS 8524 Part 1

BS 8524-1 specifies requirements for the design, testing and classification of active fire curtain barrier assemblies, for installation in accordance with the recommendations of BS 8524-2.

It covers the reliability and durability, fire resistance, smoke containment and impact resistance performance of the active fire curtain barrier assemblies, their control devices and ancillary equipment.

BS 8524 Part 2

BS 8524-2 gives guidance on specifying, installing and maintaining active fire curtain barrier assemblies, with recommendations for different assembly applications, wiring, power supplies and the emergency egress control.

Third-Party Certification from Warringtonfire

Under BS 8524 Parts 1 & 2, only third party certified fire curtain products are acceptable. At K&D Systems, we worked closely with Warringtonfire who offer UKAS accredited certifications to ensure compliance with BS 8524 1 & 2.

Our Ultimate range of fire curtains underwent an independent review and a thorough testing process to make sure our fire curtains could meet all the required tests to satisfy the standard required.

The K&D Systems Ultimate Fire Curtains successfully passed an extensive range of testing including the BS 8524 fire test, smoke leakage test, cycle test, motor furnace test, equipment test, fabric test and all associated BS 8524 testing with no hazardous brush strips.

You can see the BS 8524-1 & 2 Certificate here.

What That Means for K&D Ultimate Fire Curtains?

K&D Systems are the only suppliers in the world of BS8524 Fire Curtains that withstand fire, smoke and heat up to 180 minutes, 180 minutes & 77 minutes with the same curtain. Our patented design simply can’t be beaten – making the Ultimate BS8524 fire curtains the ultimate life safety product.

Discover our Ultimate Fire Curtain range today and get in touch with our expert team for a free bespoke quote.


7 reasons to trust K & D Systems

  1. We’re amazing value for money: all our manufacturing takes place within our plant in Sunderland.
  2. We have a team there to respond to all quotes within 24 hours.
  3. Our installation team have over 30 years’ fitting experience.
  4. All our smoke and fire curtains are independently tested either by Warrington or Chiltern Fire and are fully certified.
  5. We offer controlled descent and gravity fail safe systems.
  6. We are continually investing in research and development.
  7. We offer a 3 day turnaround time* on production.

*3 day turnaround time subject to certain restrictions; please ask us.

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