Compartmentation

Heat Resistant Fabrics for making fire compartments

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Q. What is a Compartmentation Passive Fire Barrier, Smoke Barrier or Heat Barrier?

A. It is a woven Fabric that will stop fire, smoke and heat from penetrating through a space or void (like a loft or roof space) for up to 120 minutes, or protect a material (like wood or steel) for up to 2 hours.

 

Compartmentation Fabric Passive Fire Barrier, plus Fire Collars

Compartmentation -

Fire Barrier Fabric protecting a warehouse.

Note Fire Collars fitted to the steel frame.


COMPARTMENTATION FIRE AND HEAT BARRIER FABRIC

Third Party Certified for both VERTICAL and HORIZONTAL Compartmentation applications. Fully tested to all relevant British Standards

Typical uses - compartmentation of house roof voids, fixed onto trusses as a compartmentation fire and heat stop, compartmentation of services tunnels.

A woven fabric, supplied on rolls - multi layer, white or black, 1.3 metres wide, 6 metres long. Water Resistant Option.

30 Minutes Fire Resistance, 30 minutes Heat Insulation - nominal 10 mm thick, 2.2 kgs/m2, 7.8m2 per pack, 16 db Acoustic properties.

60 Minutes Fire Resistance, 20 minutes Heat Insulation - nominal 6 mm thick, 1.8 kgs/m2, 7.8m2 per pack, 14 db Acoustic properties.

120 Minutes Fire Resistance, 60 minutes Heat Insulation - nominal 15 mm thick, two layers required at 3.9 kgs/m2, 7.8m2 per pack per layer, 19 db Acoustic properties.

Compartmentation Fire Proofing a suspended ceiling

Compartmentation Fire Barrier fabric,

laid into a suspended ceiling.


FIRE ONLY - LIGHTWEIGHT BARRIER FABRIC - not heat insulating

Third Party Certified for both VERTICAL and HORIZONTAL Compartmentation applications. Fully tested to all relevant British Standards

Typical uses - warehouse or house roof voids, fixed onto trusses as a fire stop.

A woven fabric, supplied on rolls - ultra thin, beige, 1 metre wide, 25 metres long.

120 Minutes Fire Resistance, Zero Heat Insulation - nominal 1.3 mm thick, 900 grams/m2, 25m2 per pack per layer.

Compartmentation Fire proofing a warehouse roof truss

Compartmentation -

Fire Barrier fabric hung onto a warehouse roof frame.


MARINE - FIRE AND SMOKE - LIGHTWEIGHT COMPARTMENTATION BARRIER FABRIC - can be bonded onto other materials, such as firebatts.

Third Party Certified for both VERTICAL and HORIZONTAL applications. Fully tested to all relevant British Standards.

Typical uses - Compartmentation of ships, at bulkheads, or forming new bulkheads

A woven fabric, supplied on rolls - white, ultra thin, white, 1.3 metres wide, 25 metres long.

C Class Fire Resistance - nominal 0.4 mm thick, 400 grams/m2, 32.5m2 per pack per layer.

B Class Fire Resistance - nominal 10 mm thick, 2.2kgs/m2, 32.5m2 per pack per layer.

A60 Class Fire Resistance - nominal 15 mm thick, 5.4kgs/m2, 32.5m2 per pack per layer, 23 db Acoustic properties

Compartmentation Fire proofing a ships bulkhead

Compartmentation -

Marine Fire Barrier fabric fitted to bulkheads.


Fire Collars and Fire Collar Rolls - for compartmentation

Third Party Certified for both VERTICAL and HORIZONTAL Compartmentation applications. Fully tested to all relevant British Standards

Typical uses - warehouse or house trusses, as a fire stop, protection of cables or pipes passing through a Fire Barrier.

A woven fabric, supplied on rolls - green, 1 metre or 10 metre lengths.

60 Minutes Fire Resistance - nominal 1.3 mm thick, 900 grams/m2.

Fire collars for steel passing through a fire barrier

Fire Collars protecting steel through a Fire Barrier.


Passive Fire Barrier Fabrics: call us on 01626 331351.

Passive Cavity Fire Barriers were developed primarily for the Building Industry as a flexible, lightweight and easy to install solution to all compartmentalisation requirements, to replace the traditional “mineral fibre” type fire barriers. Lightweight, woven fire barriers are easy to install and pose no handling or health hazards to the installers or building occupiers.

These passive fire protection barriers were then developed into Marine Fire Insulation products for ships. The woven fire, heat and smoke barrier fabrics are easily fitted and shaped to awkward ships bulkheads and passageways, insulating steel parts and ducting from heat.

Fire protection of ship bulkheads

Ships use Marine Fire Fabrics


Prices, Discounts and Delivery: call 01626 331351 for full details

Prices - on application

Discounts and Trade Sales - call us for details

Delivery - Same day despatch, Next Day Service, UK Mainland - from £10 plus VAT, per roll.


Suitable For:

1. Compartmentation Fire Protection of wooden floors, lath and plaster ceilings and loft conversion floors and ceilings.

2. Fire and smoke compartmentation of floor voids.

3. Fire, smoke and heat Compartmentation of steel structures.

4. Compartmentation of ducting and services voids and passageways.

5. Compartmentation of Hotels, Flats and B&B loft hatches, cupboard and storeroom doors.

6. Compartmentation of Exhibition Stands, Shopping Centre Kiosks, Night Club Bars, Restaurant Bars, Shop Fixtures, Shop Shelving.


Speak to us : for free help and immediate pricing - Tel: 01626 331351

Fire Certificate of Supply

Certificates for: Class O and Class 1, 30 minutes, 60 minutes, 90 minutes and 120 minutes Fire, Heat and Smoke.

Colours: generally white or black, but beige for Lightweight Fire Only Barrier.

Finishes: Matt


TEST STANDARDS - there are three relevant fire test standards

Class 1 - requires no surface spread of flame.

This is the Standard normally required for walls and ceilings.

Class 0 - is an additional level of protection for walls or ceilings where limited combustibility is required in high-risk areas, such as escape routes.

To comply materials must have a Class 1 Surface Spread of Flame and low fire propagation index in accordance with BS 476 Part 6. This test checks that the coating does not add to the heat or intensity of the fire.

Fire Penetration Resistance - 30 minutes to 120 minutes.

Passive Fire Barrier fabrics or Intumescent Coatings are used to prevent the penetration of fire through a structure for a specific period in accordance with BS 476 Parts 20 - 23 1987. Such coatings are given classifications for specific periods of time, such as "30 minutes". Fabrics and Intumescent systems are available for protecting structural timbers, steel and plasterwork (including plastered and plaster boarded walls and ceilings).


CERTIFICATION - why you will need our Certificate of Supply

A Fire Certificate of Supply can be issued for each Project. This is essential if you have to satisfy your Insurers, the Fire and Building Control Authority and for Client Records. Without a Fire Certificate of Supply you may be vulnerable to prosecution in the event of a fire. We cannot issue a Certificate of Supply if we have not produced a Specification in the first place, so please do not buy paints without asking for a Specification.


Steel Specification and Costing

We will convert your steel measurements, or information from a Plan into surface areas to be protected. This will allow us to calculate the thickness and volume of Intumescent Fire Retardent Paint or Fabric Layers required.

You can download a copy of the Steel Calculation form and drawings of the different types of steels commonly used in building here - Steel Form and Steel Types.

The crucial information is the thickness of the steel - this affects the thickness of the Fabric or Intumescent Paint coating required to meet a particular Standard.


Free Advice - we supply free specifications and product quotations

Speak directly to us about your Fire Retardant needs: 01626 331351

Please do not take a risk and simply buy products without a clear specification from an expert. You may not be able to obtain a Fire Certificate of Supply in those circumstances.


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'Fire Paint' is a general term rather misleadingly used to cover both Fire Resistant Paint, used as a top coat to protect the Intumescent Paint beneath and Intumescent Paint or Intumescent Varnish, which are both fairly soft coatings used as primers. Class 1 and Class O are Classifications used regarding fire action on the surface of the paint, whereas 30 Minutes and 60 Minutes describe the period of protection given by the underlying Intumescent layers of Intumescent Paint or Intumescent Varnish against fire penetration.

We can provide an Intumescent Paint price based on the thickness of the wood or steel to be protected, and a separate price for the Fire Rated paint used as a top coat, which acts as a retardent fire layer, producing an inert gas to protect itself.


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