Buildings & Industrial Plants
FireMaster® products and fire protection systems are found in a variety of commercial buildings and industrial plants worldwide.
Modern construction of buildings or industrial plants requires fire protection measures to prevent fire spread or structural collapse.
Our FireMaster® fire insulation solutions stop the spread of fire by providing a high-temperature, fire resistant, barrier preventing fire or toxic smoke break-through. The efficient high-temperature insulation provided is essential to reduce heat transfer across a wall or roof exposed to fire, preventing ignition of combustible materials on the non-fire exposed side.
Our FireMaster® fire insulation solutions protect structures against collapse, limiting their temperature in a fire to below the critical point at which load-bearing capacity is lost.
One of the key aims of fire insulation is to maintain “compartmentation”. This means that a fire occurring in one part of a building will not spread to another; it is contained within the compartment in which it started.
Compartmentation can be breached where any item passes through a fire rated compartment. Construction details such as expansion joints also provide a potential route for fire to spread. All of these need to be “fire-stopped” i.e. sealed to ensure the original fire rating of the wall is maintained.
FireMaster® Fire Stop and Penetration Sealing Systems
Our fire stop systems protect against the passage of flames, deadly gases and toxic smoke through openings that are created for penetrations, movement joints and gaps in fire-rated wall, floor and floor/ceiling assemblies. These products feature:
- Easier installation than many systems available
- Simple designs using non-combustible, smoke-free materials
- Non-toxic, inert, materials
Fire can easily spread through a duct breaching any fire rated compartment through which the duct passes. Our FireMaster® FastWrap XL systems protect the duct to ensure the duct will not cause fire spread across compartments. Additionally, the function of the duct, for pressurization of escape ways for example is also maintained. The systems offer easier installation and simpler, thinner solutions than alternative materials.
In addition to our own systems, we offer our high-performance insulation products to manufacturers of fire doors and other fire-rated products. These products include our FireMaster® blanket and FireMaster® board products for both steel and solid core doors. These products offer lower weight or thickness than the alternative materials traditionally used.
Structural Steel Fire Protection
Our FireMaster® Blanket provides fire insulation to structural steel in buildings to prevent collapse of the building. Our blanket system is easier to install than many alternative products and is especially suited for suspended construction due to its low weight.
If you would like specialist advice on suitable specifications for any of the systems and products mentioned above or are interested in the potential for our products in your next project, please contact us today.