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Model Number: ERF10
SmokeShield® Elevator Smoke Curtain
The SmokeShield® Elevator is an award-winning, innovative solution designed to prevent smoke and hot gases from entering elevator shafts. This hoistway closure is the result of almost 100 years of experience developing products that are specifically designed for fire protection and safety. The SmokeShield® Elevator is perfect for virtually any elevator opening, and you can customize it to complement your building.
A Reliable Smoke Curtain That Seals After Every Use
Elevator shafts are among the most vulnerable areas of a multistory structure in the event of a fire. Without effective smoke barriers installed, elevator shafts can quickly become funnels that allow smoke and dangerous gases to travel between floors, causing damage to the building and placing people at risk. The SmokeShield® Elevator smoke curtain prevents that from happening. This smoke curtain uses our patented GuideLock™ technology to seal the shaft after each cycle 100% of the time, containing smoke to the affected area to prevent damage.
IBC and Industry Compliant Protection From Smoke and Gases
This elevator shaft smoke curtain is compliant with the International Building Code (IBC) 2003 – 2018 and eliminates the need to install an IBC-compliant elevator lobby. The SmokeShield® Elevator smoke curtain is suitable for inclusion into virtually any structure and installs to masonry or drywall construction. As an added design feature, we offer customization for exposed components to help blend them into your architecture or to provide a striking and attractive contrast.
In addition to IBC 2003-2018 compliance, the SmokeShield® Elevator smoke curtain meets ICC-ES AC-77 criteria for acceptance as a smoke containment system. This hoistway closure is also UL 1784, UL 325 and ASTME 864 listed and designed to comply with strict California building standards. It is approved for use by the California State Fire Marshal and the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) through registered application number OPM-0523-19.
Benefits of the Cornell SmokeShield Elevator Hoistway Closure
Our SmokeShield® Elevator smoke curtain is versatile, compliant and customizable to match your space. These hoistway closures offer additional benefits you can take advantage of, including:
- Flexible dimensions: As a smoke curtain manufacturer, we build each SmokeShield® Elevator to order in your requested size. These elevator shaft enclosures fit openings up to 12 feet high by 12 feet wide and, when retracted, store in less than 10 inches, taking up minimal room.
- Battery backups: All of our SmokeShield® Elevator smoke curtains come with battery backup to ensure continued operation during a loss of power. You can also wire directly to an emergency backup power source.
- Intuitive operation: The SmokeShield® Elevator provides an effective seal, and with a highly transparent design, EMTs and firefighters can quickly assess the hallway environment. This closure also has colorful graphics that make it easy for first responders and evacuees to operate the system.
Request a Free Quote for Elevator Shaft Smoke Curtains
Access our Architect Portal for expert design tools and professional support to create your custom SmokeShield® Elevator smoke curtains. For additional assistance, visit your nearest Cornell dealer or contact us directly by sending us a message or calling (800) 233-8366.
The SmokeShield Elevator has a UL listing for hoistway openings up to 12’ wide and 12’ high. The headbox of the closure fits into less than 10” of headroom – smaller than any other smoke closure solution available today.
Standard Materials & Finishes
The SmokeShield Elevator comes with extruded aluminum guides, steel bottom bars, brackets, and hoods in RAL 9010 white powder coat as standard.
The SmokeShield Elevator deploys when notified by the fire alarm control panel or local smoke detectors and is reopened by pushing the curtain-mounted switch. Primary power is backed up by a 10 hour battery backup operational system. In the event of complete power loss, the curtain may be lifted by using the ADA compliant emergency lift strap located at the bottom of the curtain.