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It’s important to consider legal requirements for fire protection, right from the start of your design.
Fire regulations can differ from country to country and they can also differ from one type of building to another.
How long a suspended ceiling or curtain wall lasts in a fire depends on the structure. And so fire protection guidelines outline requirements for different classes of building, from a small residential building to a huge industrial facility.
One of the most important considerations when designing for fire protection is giving people inside the building enough time to get out if there’s a fire.
The German guidelines MLAR  (current version 11/2005), describe how to keep escape routes free and for how long in the event of a fire.
MLAR  key messages include:
EN 13501 and EN 1366-1:2104 are some of the key harmonized European standards that are applicable to all European countries, for fire resistant design for ventilation ducts and smoke control.
In addition the German MLAR directive also explains how important fire safety is in ventilations systems:
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