Find out about Passive Fire Protection.
What is Passive Fire Protection?
The primary aim of any Fire Protection system is:
- to prevent the passage and spread of smoke and fire
- to allow for the safe escape of any occupants
- to reduce the amount of damage caused to the building structure
- to reduce the risk to the emergency services
By installing Passive Fire Protection systems such as Intumescent Coatings or Fire Boards to Structural Steel and ensuring all Service Penetrations and Voids are sealed using Fire Batts and Penetrations Seals this will aid to contain the fire by delaying both the collapse of the building structure and the growth of the fire.
Approved Document B, UK Building regulations 2000
Structural Steel Fire Protection
Building regulations stipulate that structural steel must be protected against fire, in order to ensure that should a fire occur the load bearing strength of the structural steel does not decrease as the temperature increases.
Fire Stopping Systems
Building regulations stipulate that large buildings need to be divided into compartments and that these fire compartmentations must be maintained should a fire occur.
Part L2 of the Building Regulations now includes a test for Air Leakage. Air Sealing is often required as part of an Air Sealing package or after a failed building air leakage test. We are able to offer air sealing, air leakage testing and...