Fire protection in hotel operation
Product solutions for the structural fire protection in new blocks & inventory
Hotel planners and operators all over the world bear a particular responsibility for ensuring the safety of hotel guests. Fire protection is a particular priority: a great number of hotel guests will frequently be in deadly peril in case of fire.
To avoid these risks, fire protection has to achieve the following goals:
- Reduce the risk of fire breaking out
- Avoid fire and smoke from spreading
- Enable all persons to evacuate the hotel unscathed
- Enable the rescue teams to intervene
A large number of regulations need to be observed in Germany to achieve these protection goals effectively and sustainably:
- MLAR – Model Conduit Systems Directive
- MBeVO – Model Ordinance Governing Accommodation Establishments
- Model – Ordinance Governing the Construction and Operation of Accommodation Establishments
- Fire protection concept for hotels and accommodation services; guidelines for planning and operation. VdS 2082: 2003-02
- Council‘s Recommendation 86/666/EEC of 22nd December 1986 on Fire Protection in Existing Hotels
- Building regulations of the country concerned and its administrative provisions
- German Occupational Safety and Health Act
- Guidelines for hold-open systems
Installation shafts in the hotel corridor
The supply lines for power, telecommunication, water, gas, etc. are frequently routed through vertical shafts into the individual floors inside the hotel. To enable simple maintenance, the shaft openings are normally located in the escape route area. Horizontal sealed feedthrough (partitions) in the shaft is often not possible because of the available space here.
There is therefore a danger that fire would spread from one floor to the next via the riser ducts, thus filling the escape routes with smoke. In order to avert this danger, MLAR demands the shaft walls to be equipped with a fire resistance of 90 minutes. The openings in these shafts must be closed with revision sealings with the same fire resistance, are non-flammable and shut impervious to smoke.
In addition, requirements on sound insulation or design have to be met. A few examples are given below.
Our solution for installation shafts in hotel corridors
The most cost-effective solution for installation shafts in hotel corridors, which also serve as escape and rescue routes, is to install the PRIODOOR ETX A inspection opening closure.
An inspection door that can be installed in GKF shaft walls without visible frame flush with the adjacent area. The lockable, tightly-sealing door with plasterable aluminium frame is suitable for small to large sealings of installation shafts and to partition distribution boards in escape and emergency routes. Simple and fast installation for easy shaft access. The sealing is smoke-tight and has a fire resistance of over 30/90 minutes.
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