Elevator Smoke Door

When you need a smoke curtain that is design forward, compact and positively re-seals an elevator shaft after each cycle – you need a SmokeShield Elevator closure. We have taken nearly 100 years of experience in life safety and fire protection to bring this new innovative solution to the market. This hoistway closure allows designers to eliminate the International Building Code elevator lobby requirement (IBC 3006). This breakthrough smoke solution allows forward-thinking designers to create more unique building layouts without having to design around the elevator lobby.

At its core, smoke control products need to stop the travel of smoke. It’s so important to stop the travel of smoke up an elevator shaft, as that acts as a chimney that allows smoke to travel easily from floor to floor. And it’s important to note that smoke actually causes more deaths each year than burns from fire. The SmokeShield Elevator’s patented GuideLock™ technology ensures that it positively reseals after each cycle – containing the smoke to the impacted floor. This door complies with IBC 2003 – 2018, the ICC-ES Report AC-77, and ICC-ESR 3322. In addition, it is listed for UL 1784, UL325, and ASTME 864.

But we didn’t stop at smoke containment – because what is function without form? Designers will love the ability for the SmokeShield Elevator’s guides to be easily concealed under fascia – whether it is wood, masonry, sheetrock, or other materials. The closure simply melts into the surrounding walls, with any exposed guide or bottom bar able to match, compliment, or contrast any design. Designers can conceal the SmokeShield Elevator’s exposed surfaces by custom powder coating or stainless anodized finish guides to match stainless elevator jambs. In addition, the SmokeShield Elevator can even match stainless steel through a unique anodization option.

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Overview

The SmokeShield Elevator:

  • Stops the travel of smoke up elevator shafts in buildings three stories or higher by deploying upon alarm notification and resealing hoistways after cycling
  • Eliminates the IBC requirement for elevator lobbies (IBC 3006), allowing for improved design freedom
  • Its compact design makes it simple to install and maintain

Sizes

The SmokeShieldElevator 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.

Usage

This product is intended for emergency use only. The on-board battery back-up is capable of cycling the system for up to 24 hours in the event of power loss. 

Standard Materials & Finishes

The SmokeShield Elevator comes with galvanized steel guides, bottom bars, brackets, and hood in gray as standard. Many alternative finish options are available under the Options tab.

Available Operators

Using the AlarmGard® Tube motor, the SmokeShield Elevator closure deploys when notified by the fire alarm control panel or local smoke detectors and is re-opened by pushing the curtain-mounted switch or, in the event of complete power loss, can simply be lifted by using the Emergency Lift Strap located at the bottom of the curtain. 

Wire Directly

Wire Directly

This option allows the SmokeShield Elevator enclosure to be wired directly into an emergency back-up power source.

Finishes

Finishes

Custom powder coat to match architectural finishes and stainless anodized finish guides to match stainless steel elevator jambs. 

Specification Sheets

Drawing Generator

While the drawing generator is not available for this product, please contact our ADS department for drawings and technical details.

Codes & Listings

  • ISO 9001:2008
  • Buy America Compliance
  • LEED® Compliance

See Codes and Listings page for detailed information.

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