19 June 2001
Fire Curtain Walls. Wood fire curtain walls are usually made of two
layers of planking that run diagonally to one another. Replace all deteriorated
planks to restore the wall to its original condition - as watertight as possible. In
addition, each side of the wall should be protected by automatic sprinklers or by
nearby openings in the deck through which revolving nozzles or other devices
can be used to form an effective water curtain.
Application: These methods are routinely used.
Future Inspection Requirements: Areas near replaced wood may be
susceptible to similar damage and should receive special emphasis in future