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Dricon® FRT Wood: In a Class by Itself

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Find out how Dricon® FRT Wood can help protect your house or business from fire.

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Dricon® FRT Wood: In a Class by Itself

  1. 1. Dricon ® FRT Wood: In a Class by Itself
  2. 2. <ul><li>Building codes are intended to eliminate, or at least reduce, the consequences of fire. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Fires cause deaths and significant property loss.
  4. 4. <ul><li>With fire retardant treated wood, flame spread and smoke development are greatly reduced. </li></ul><ul><li>Limit structural damage </li></ul><ul><li>Increase escape time </li></ul><ul><li>Save lives </li></ul>
  5. 5. Dricon ® Fire Retardant Treated Wood <ul><li>30-year history </li></ul><ul><li>Commercial Hotels, stores, restaurants, theaters, stables </li></ul><ul><li>Institutional Schools, airports, museums </li></ul><ul><li>Industrial Warehouses, utility buildings, manufacturing facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Residential Multi-family buildings, single-family homes </li></ul>
  6. 6. What is Dricon ® FRT Wood? <ul><li>Lumber, plywood, LVL </li></ul><ul><li>Pressure-treated with a fire retardant solution </li></ul><ul><li>Reduces effects of fire and smoke </li></ul><ul><li>Reapplication or additional coating never needed for life of wood </li></ul><ul><li>Plus: it resists damage from termites and fungal decay </li></ul>
  7. 7. Dricon ® FRT Wood <ul><li>For interior and weather-shielded uses </li></ul><ul><li>For exteriors: specify FRX ® exterior FRT wood </li></ul>
  8. 8. Code-Driven Applications <ul><li>Roof sheathing </li></ul><ul><li>Trusses </li></ul><ul><li>Blocking </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Protection for families, valuable artwork, other irreplaceable contents </li></ul><ul><li>Inadequate or distant firefighting services </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid inadvertent activation of sprinklers </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid maintenance </li></ul>Specified for Reasons Beyond Building Codes
  10. 10. IBC Requirements <ul><li>Requirements for FRT wood </li></ul><ul><li>Pressure-treated </li></ul><ul><li>Third-party inspection </li></ul><ul><li>Marked on wood </li></ul>Class A: Flame Spread rating ≤25 and Smoke Developed rating ≤450 in 10-minute tunnel test with no progressive combustion in a 30-minute test
  11. 11. Flame Spread vs. Fire Resistance Flame Spread Surface burning characteristic of components Comparative rating of speed across surface Fire Resistance Hourly rating for specific assemblies Time to burn through cross-section Component Additive Method (CAM)
  12. 12. Using CAM <ul><li>An example … </li></ul>Details on CAM available from American Wood Council, www.Dricon .com, and others Component Time/Min. 20 Studs 16″ on center 15 5/8” plywood – interior 15 Rockwool or slag mineral wool batts weighing not less than ¼ lb./sq. ft. of wall surface 15 ½″ gypsum board 1 hour 5 min. Assembly Total
  13. 13. Strength Values <ul><li>Values vary by </li></ul><ul><li>Brand </li></ul><ul><li>Species </li></ul><ul><li>Strength property </li></ul>
  14. 14. Finishing <ul><li>Cutting lengths, drilling holes, and light sanding – all permissible without coating </li></ul><ul><li>Lumber should not be ripped or milled; this is okay for plywood </li></ul><ul><li>Can be painted or stained like untreated wood but consider flammability of coating </li></ul>
  15. 15. Should a Fire Strike … <ul><li>Chemicals react automatically </li></ul><ul><li>Carbon char and harmless compounds generated </li></ul><ul><li>Char insulates underlying wood </li></ul><ul><li>Flame spread is reduced significantly </li></ul><ul><li>Less smoke is generated </li></ul>
  16. 16. Chemical Make-Up <ul><li>70% guanylurea phosphate (GUP) for fire retardancy </li></ul><ul><li>30% boric acid for wood preservation </li></ul>AWPA Standard P49-10 for FR-1 (Dricon® FR)
  17. 17. What’s Not There <ul><li>Dricon® formulation does not contain </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Halogens </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sulfates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Formaldehyde </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ammonium phosphates </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Quality Control Assurance <ul><li>Fire retardant chemical </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Arch Wood Protection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Underwriters Laboratories </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Treatment of wood </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Arch Wood Protection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dricon® wood licensee </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Timber Products Inspection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Southern Pine Inspection Bureau </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Advantages to Building Owners <ul><li>Meets code requirements as an approved alternate to noncombustible material </li></ul><ul><li>Resists termite damage and fungal decay </li></ul><ul><li>No more corrosive than ordinary, untreated wood </li></ul><ul><li>Works automatically when fire strikes and cannot be accidentally activated </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>Strength (40-year roof) </li></ul><ul><li>Preservative (40-year termite and fungal decay) </li></ul><ul><li>Trusses (10/40-year WTCA) </li></ul>Warranties Warranties not voided when wood contacts concrete that touches the ground. They require only one-time registration.
  21. 21. More Advantages <ul><li>Listed in current standards (P25, P49) of American Wood Protection Association </li></ul><ul><li>30-year history of effective use </li></ul><ul><li>Serves two end purposes with one inventory </li></ul><ul><li>All the environmental benefits of wood </li></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li>Dricon® wood improves building safety for what matters most, and gives benefits you cannot get from other brands or other products. </li></ul>A Lot at Risk
  23. 23. In a Class by Itself

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