Passive Fire Protection

What is Passive Fire Protection

Passive fire protection (PFP) is an integral component of the components of structural fire protection and fire safety in buildings or other structures such including structural steel. PFP attempts to contain fires or slow the spread, through the use of fire-resistant walls, floors, and doors and more…

Passive Fire Protection Methods

  • There are four main passive fire protection methods
    available;
  • Cavity Barriers.
  • Intumescent Coatings.
  • Boarding Systems.
  •  Fire Resistant Glass.

Key Applications

  • • Structural Steel Work

Steel is, by some margin, the most popular framing material for multi-storey buildings and has a long track record of delivering high quality and cost-effective structures with proven sustainability benefits
The systems we commonly use are thin film intumescent coatings, board protection, partial protection and concrete filled hollow sections

  • • Pipe and cable penetrations
  • – Cavity barriers designed to prevent the spread of smoke and fire through walls, floors and cavities in building
    – This is done by installing a range of passive fire protection products that offer resistance to the movement of smoke and
    fire inside spaces
    The fire protection systems in this case typically use – Seal bags, Intumescent Sleeves, Intumescent Pipe Collar, Intumescent sealants, Cable fire protection with compliant coating systems

  • • Wall and Floor penetration
  • – One or more of acrylic-based sealant, gypsum-based fire stopping compounds, mineral fibre-based fire barriers are typically used for the fire protection system.

  • • Doors and screens & walls
  • In this application typically systems consist of monolithic Fire-Rated Glass, Laminated Fire-Rated Glass, fire resistant glazed doors and screens, and more…

    Key Services:

    • • Supply and Installation/Application (With full Certificate of Compliance and 3rd Party Integrity test where required)
    • • Advice on correct products to be used and general solution design
    • • Repair and maintenance
    • • Audit and review of existing system
    • • Integrity testing and conformance assessment