Restricting a fire and it’s components, flames, smoke and toxic gases, to its point of origin is a crucial component of effective fire stopping and passive fire protection of a building. It is important to preserve structural integrity of building compartments where communications, services, utilities, etc go through fire resisting walls. Key areas to consider are;
- construction linear joints
- apertures and penetrations via floors and walls
- cavity barriers
- service openings (e.g Ducts), within wall surfaces and floors
- combustible pipes and cables
There are a wide range of passive fire protection solutions and Fire-stopping products that can be utilised to effectively seal penetrations, apertures and openings within a building’s fire compartments.
These include; fire batts, covers, mastic sealants, fireboards, collars, mortars, fire curtains, putties and pillows.
Fire-stopping sealing solutions must be applied in full compliance with the manufacturer's requirements as well as verified for that purpose by BS/EN approved standards for the appropriate penetration type, aperture size and service provision. Installations of passive fire protection, fire-stopping sealing solutions should be carried out by fully trained and qualified specialists.
Aleron Fire protection contractors are all fully trained and certified by the IFC, the UK’s leading independent fire assessment body.
Aleron Passive Fire Protection contractors use and apply fire-stopping sealing solutions in compliance with ASFP Fire Stopping & Penetration Seals For The Construction Industry (Red Book)