Our fire drapes are made of black or tan fiberglass fabric that passes all standards for ASTM E-119 and ASTM E-84.
We have three basic styles:
Straight liftThese fire drapes come with a 2.5” galvanized steel schedule 40 pipe that fits inside a pocket at the top and bottom of the lift. The top pipe attaches rigging cables, and the bottom pipe keeps the fire drape taut. Side guides ride on tensioned side guide wires.
Brail liftWe provide brail lifts if you don’t have a fly loft with ample space to store a straight lift fire drape. The rigging cables attach to the bottom batten and lift the drape, compressing the fabric into smaller vertical panels.
We offer fire drape hoists, including:
Line shaft hoists
The line shaft hoist operates large fire drapes up to 1,400 pounds. The drape is held in place by a disk brake engaged by the fire line. We can customize the shaft length and number of drums for your project requirements.
Motorized and manual vane pumps
Tiffin Scenic Studios also offers fire drape equipment:
A dashpot is attached to the stage floor and slows a drape’s descent to provide a soft landing.
We offer various fire drape release systems, including automatic release systems, guaranteed power systems and fusible link pelican hook release systems.
The lattice track is attached to the front wall of the stage and supports the fire drape’s counterweight arbor.
A head block carries the entire load attached to the batten and collects individual lift lines to turn them downward in their grooves toward the floor.
This equipment protects drapery and scenery from the heat of theatrical lighting. Styles include horizontal, vertical and combination.