Sectorisation of fires in buildingsSectorisation in buildings allows the fire to be confined to a single floor, preventing the spread to other sectors of the construction, and minimising greater damage.
Fire protection in shopping centres
The sectorisation of fire is essential in any risk situation, wherever it occurs. The main objective is to keep the fire and smoke under control, preventing them from quickly expanding through the rest of the building. Thanks to sectorisation, risks are minimised in fire extinguishing tasks, allowing greater visibility and ease in accessing the affected area, avoiding the transmission of harmful smoke particles, reducing major structural damage, reducing subsequent costs, and allowing evacuation under the best conditions.
For fire protection in buildings, sectorisation is important. In case of risk, fire curtains and smoke control barriers may confine the fire to a single floor or room, without it spreading to the other sectors, causing greater damage. To do so, we evaluate each structure based on the building and the elements that have been used in its construction, and advise on the proper management, installation and maintenance of the mechanisms.
In particular, shopping centres are high traffic buildings which have a high risk of fire. It is necessary for both the shopping centre and the premises located within it to have the necessary fire safety measures to prevent risk situations. With the appropriate measures, firefighters will have greater visibility during the fire, as well as better control for extinguishing it, eliminating the accumulation of noxious gases which have not been burned off, which may generate explosions.