Passive Fire Protection

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Passive Fire Protection

  1. 1. The Fundamentals of Passive Fire ProtectionInvestigating the fundamentals of passive fire protection.
  2. 2. Introduction Passive fire protection (PFP) is a range of measures designed to prevent, contain or slow the spread of fire from the area of origin to other areas in the building PFP compartmentalises a building to prevent and slow the spread of fire, minimise damage and give occupants more time to evacuate PFP is one of the three key components of structural fire protection in buildings The other two components are  Active Fire Protection  Education
  3. 3. The Goals Of Passive Fire Protection Protection of life Protection of property Continuity of business operations
  4. 4. Passive Fire ProtectionMethods There are four main passive fire protection methods available;  Cavity Barriers  Intumescent Coatings  Boarding Systems  Fire Resistant Glass
  5. 5. 1. Cavity Barriers Cavity barriers are 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
  6. 6. 2. Intumescent Coatings Intumescent coatings provide an appearance that is comparable to paint However, in a fire situation the temperature increase causes a chemical reaction causing the intumescent coating to expand Intumescent coatings act to protect steelwork by insulating the steel, preventing the temperature of the steel reaching such a heat which would cause structural failure
  7. 7. 3. Boarding Systems PFP via boarding systems involve encasing structural steelwork in rigid and semi-rigid boards to protect the structural integrity of steelwork in the event of a fire.
  8. 8. 4. Fire Resistant Glass Fire resistant glass uses intumescent technology that on experiencing a temperature increase becomes viscous and forms a dense, heat insulating material that halts the spread of fire and chance of window blow outs.
  9. 9. Corecut Corecut offer a wide range of passive fire protection services. Corecut is headquartered in Broxburn in West Lothian and has strategically placed branches throughout the country. It is regarded a leader in the field of diamond drilling, concrete sawing and concrete cutting.

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