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Fire Protection

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experts for over 35 years...
When specified correctly fire protection materials
preserve property and can save lives. With so many
products available and so much at stake, gaining
expert advice on choosing the right products is vital.
The range of fire protection products supplied
by SIG Technical Insulation covers fire protection
materials suitable for the entire construction
process. This guide features information on fire
protection products from major manufacturers and
includes products for structural steel, partitioning,
ductwork, wall and roof linings, ceilings and
intumescent fire stopping.
We also stock a wide range of ancillary items such
as fixings and steel angles.
Fire Protection is a specialist market and you
need suppliers who have the experience and
technical expertise to give you tailored advice on
products and applications. We can advise you on
which metal systems to use or which fixings and
fastenings you need for your boards and panels for
example.
As our experts are on hand to support you, we
can help you select the exact products for your
application, first time, every time.
This product range and expertise is backed up
by our fleet of specialist delivery vehicles, so we
ensure your products are delivered exactly when
and where you want them. Efficient scheduling
means the risks of damage and loss are greatly
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Part B Legislation
Fire safety legislation can be confusing but its essential that
its adhered to as not following this legislation can cost lives.
The Building Regulations Part B is split into two different
volumes which focus on fire safety: Volume 1 covers
dwelling houses and Volume 2 covers all other buildings.
Part B assesses the reaction to fire and fire resistance.
Elements such as heat emission, ignitability, toxic gas and
smoke emission are caused by the reaction to fire. Fire
resistance and firestopping deal with the ability of a material
to withstand fire exposure. SIG Technical Insulation specialise
in supplying fire resistance and firestopping products which
comply with Part B after the following assessments:
Stability load-bearing capability and structural collapse
Integrity flame puncture
Fire insulation heat transfer
Fire resistance covers a number of categories including protection
of building structure; service protection; penetration seals
and large barriers; and linear fire-stops and cavity barriers.
Fire resistance and firestopping which adheres to
Part B will ultimately save lives as it achieves:
Safe evacuation of the building
Time for the emergency services to fight fires safely and
efficiently
Reduced losses to property, rebuilding costs and business
down-time
Fire containment in cells or compartments to slow the
spread of fire
All the products which SIG Technical Insulation supplies comply
with Part B legislation and our team are experts in this.

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Third Party Certification
Third Party Certification is a voluntary certification
scheme which includes verification of the test evidence
and type of application or use of the product.
The Certification also includes a regular audit of the factory QA
system to check the products supplied to the contractor are
the same design or formulation as the original test samples.
There are multiple benefits to having Third
Party Certification including:
Shows customers your company is regularly assessed by an
impartial third party
Demonstrates you are meeting minimum quality and
environmental requirements
Makes it easier for you to gain impartial feedback and
monitor your business
Helps you to comply with legal obligations
Depending on the level of claims being made, CE Marking is enabled
via a Third Party Certification body acting as a Notified Body to
agreed European procedures. It should be noted that CE Marking is
not a quality mark but uses harmonised European classification
and fire testing procedures. Voluntary third party product
certification schemes are product quality schemes and invariably
include more checking procedures than required for CE Marking.
A Third Party Association for installers is a process whereby the
contracting company employs appropriately trained staff to
design and install the required passive fire protection system.
Their work is independently audited by site inspections from
the third party organisation and a full record system is required
as part of the scheme. The use of such accredited schemes is
recognised in the Building Regulations, Approved Document
B (Use of Guidance; Independent certification schemes).
In the section detailing Use of Guidance; Materials and
Workmanship Independent certification schemes:
The text suggests that savings are available to reduce the
costs of Building Control/Approved Inspectors where third
party certificated products and installers are being used on
site. This publication is intended to enhance that process.
It should be noted that all ASFP Contractor members
are required to be subject to Third Party Certification
as a condition of membership of ASFP.

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Firestopping Introduction
The aim of fire stopping is to control the spread of
fire with fire resisting compartments which subdivide
a building, allowing the fire to be contained.
However, fire can spread through concealed cavities between
firestopping floors and doors, such as through the holes
made in floors and walls, either for services or by design.
Firestopping ensures the materials used to connect
floors and doors are fire resistant and maintain the fire
rating of the material they are passing through.
Different types of doors and floors require specific
firestopping systems and each system needs to be
understood so its suitable for its application.
Our experts will take the confusion out of fire stopping
and give you the peace of mind that every aspect
of your structure is protected from fire.

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Fire Protection Overview

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Fire Stopping Products
Ablative Coated Batts Loadbearing Fire Compound

Ablative coated batts are slabs of high density rock Loadbearing Fire Compound is a specially formulated
wool with a white endothermic, ablative coating. gypsum based compound, which is mixed with water to
Application be trowelled or poured around service penetrations.
Designed to stop the spread of fire through openings When set, Loadbearing Fire Compound becomes a
in fire resistant walls and floors which are used for the hard material with a white matt finish. The actual
passage of buildings and communications services. surface finish of the set product is dependent
upon treatment at the time of application.
Application
Loadbearing Fire Compound is used to provide a fire seal
Intumescent Fire and Acoustic Sealant around service penetrations in walls and floors. The
formless nature of the fire compound prior to setting
allows it to be introduced between services and so create a
complete void free seal, including around bunches of cables.

Intumescent Fire and Acoustic Sealant is supplied in either


310/600ml foils or 5 litre tubs and has excellent adhesion
to most types of surfaces. The sealant cures in air to form
a non-hardening, tack-free seal, preventing the passage of
smoke, toxic gases and fire.
Application
Intumescent Fire and Acoustic Sealant is suitable for sealing
small gaps and holes in applications requiring up to 240
minutes fire resistance.

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Fire Resistant Silicone Sealant High Pressure Exerting Mastic
(310ml) (310ml Cartridge)

Fire Resistant Silicone Sealant is a one part High Pressure Exerting Mastic is an easy to apply
alkoxy cure silicone with excellent unprimed waterborne acrylic emulsion sealant containing
adhesion to most building surfaces. graphite. It expands at temperatures above 135 C
Application sealing around various penetrations and services
to prevent the passage of smoke and flames.
Application of Fire Resistant Silicone Sealant is a simple
process as the product is extruded from a cartridge loaded Application
into a standard sealant gun. The depth of the joint will High Pressure Exerting Mastic is recommended for use
depend on the gap to be filled and the fire rating required where a flexible and durable fire resistant seal is required.
(see Fire Rating). Suitable applications include:
Combustible and non-combustible pipes
Cables (single cables or bunches of cables)
Other permanent services
Suitable for masonry walls

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Fire Protection Products
Ultra Universal Pipe Wrap Ultra Universal Pipe Sleeve

Ultra Universal Pipe Wrap is an innovative and cost Universal Pipe Sleeve is a revolutionary product
effective product for the fire stopping of plastic pipe incorporating the performance benefits of Ultra Universal
penetrations, replacing traditional products already Pipe Wrap, as well as a wider scope of application.
on the market, such as Pipe Collars. The product This provides a cost effective fire stop for all plastic
reinstates the fire rating of a construction and prevents pipes, moving away from traditional products already
fire spread from one compartment to another. on the market, such as Pipe Collars and Pipe Wraps.
Application Application
Ultra Universal Pipe Wrap is suitable for use Ultra Universal Pipe Sleeve is a unique scored
on plastic pipes for all walls and floors. wrap, flexible and easy to install on both
phenolic insulated and plastic pipes.

Insulated Fire Sleeves


Expansion Joint Strips

Copyright Promat 2013

Expansion Joint Strips are highly compressible, flexible,


Insulated Fire Sleeves provide thermal, noise and fire fire resistant seals which are used where movement
benefits with an added intumescent effect. Use of joints are formed in the structure of a building.
Insulated Fire Sleeves makes a complex task simple. Application
Application Expansion Joint Strips are ideal for sealing movement
Insulated Fire Sleeves are intended for use on joints at junctions between compartment walls and
Copper, Mild Steel, Polypropylene and PVC pipes floors and within walls and floors. Their flexibility makes
and can provide 12, 1 and 2 hour fire resistance. them suitable for use in a variety of configurations.

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Fire Pillows Speedline Putty Pads

Intumescent Pillows have been tested to BS


476:part 20 to provide up to 4 hours fire protection
to metal services and cables passing through
fire resisting compartment floors and walls.
Application Speedline Putty Pads are intumescent, mouldable putty
Under fire conditions, Intumescent Pillows expand pads designed to easily fit socket boxes to reduce sound
several times their original volume to form an travel through dry walls. The pads also provide fire
effective seal around service penetrations. resistance while maintaining the acoustic integrity of the
Intumescent Pillows are suitable for use with: wall. The strong, malleable putty avoids accidental tearing
Metal pipework or puncturing, while offering flexibility during fitting.
Cable trays Permitted to be used as a mechanism of sealing electrical
service penetrations such as sockets in Robust Detail
Electrical trunking (inside and outside) timber frame and metal frame separating walls.
Application
Speedline Putty Pads are cost effective, easy to use and
Multi-Cable Firestop reduce waste. The putty pad is supplied as a one-size-fits-
all strip on a reel, suitable for single and double sockets
in both residential and commercial applications.
Speedline Putty Pads also offer optional application
methods, suitable for use inside the socket or externally.

Multi-Cable Firestop has been developed to effectively


seal cable bunches in electrical trunking and cable
trays, where they pass through fire rated walls and
floors. Tested to BS476 Part 20, Multi-Cable Firestop
will provide up to 4 hours fire protection.
Application
Multi-Cable Firestop is a compressible fire
retardant foam which is laminated both sides
with a graphite based intumescent polymer.
Multi-Cable Firestop is supplied in sections measuring
60mm wide x 30mm thick x 1000mm long.

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Ablative Coated Batt

Ablative Coated Batts are designed for sealing around service penetrations in multiple substrates, as well as void filling. Used as a head-
of-wall barrier to extend the fire resistance and acoustic performances of masonry walls that finish at suspended ceiling height, up to
the concrete soffit above.
Voids of up to 20m in length and 1.2m in height can be sealed. In addition, blank seals of up to 2880mm x 2400mm can be formed in
either dry walls or masonry walls, or up to 600mm x 600mm in concrete floors.

Standard sizes
Length mm Width mm Thickness mm
1200 600 60
1200 600 50

General benefits:
Excellent fire resistance from single thickness Batt
Suitable for sealing large wall and floor voids containing most commonly used services
Can be used as a blank seal and a head of wall seal
Tested for use in masonry and dry wall constructions
Lightweight and simple installation
Maintenance free
180kg/m3 density base material provides additional benefits of a smoke and acoustic seal
Tested for air tightness

ROCKWOOL 50mm Ablative Coated Batt


Head of Wall Acoustic Data

Gap Rw
Full scale blank wall test 3m x 2.9m wide x 240mm thick 58
50mm Ablative Coated Batt 300mm deep at head of wall - Single layer - full wall width 37
50mm Ablative Coated Batt 300mm deep head of wall - Double layer-full wall width, fitted into wall flush both sides 48

ROCKWOOL 60mm Ablative Coated Batt


Head of Wall Acoustic Data

Gap Rw
Full scale blank wall test 2.92m x 3.87m wide 53
60mm Ablative Coated Batt 100mm head of wall - Single layer - full wall width 38
60mm Ablative Coated Batt 100mm head of wall - Double layer - full wall width & air gap 60mm 52
60mm Ablative Coated Batt 300mm head of wall - Single layer - full wall width 33
60mm Ablative Coated Batt 300mm head of wall - Double layer - full wall width & air gap 60mm 50
60mm Ablative Coated Batt 300mm head of wall - Double layer - full wall width
52
with RWA45 (50mm) in the 60mm gap between batts

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Ablative Coated Batt

Typical Performance ROCKWOOL 60mm Ablative Coated Batt


60 Minutes 90 Minutes 120 Minutes
Service Type
Integrity Insulation Integrity Insulation Integrity Insulation
Blank seal up to 1200mm x 600mm
Blank seal up to 2.4m x 2.8m*
Single/bunched cables 61mm C C
Bunched cables 100m with High Pressure Mastic
Cable trays 480mm C C
Steel pipes 168mm lagged with Fire Tube
Steel pipes 168mm unlagged
Copper pipes 108mm lagged with Fire Tube
Copper pipes 108mm unlagged
Circular steel duct 360mm lagged with Fire Duct
Square steel duct 400mm lagged with Fire Duct
PVC & HDPE Pipes 40mm with High Pressure Mastic
PP & HDPE Pipes 160mm with Fire Sleeve
PVC 110mm with Fire Sleeve
ABS 110mm with Fire Sleeve
Fire Dampers 1000 x 1000mm

*See Rockwool Technical Manual for specific sizes and maximum fire ratings. Apertures over 1.2m x 1.2m require Fire Pro Glue to seal
between the batts. Head of Wall applications have been assessed for up to 1.2m x 20m for 60 minutes Integrity and insulation performance
using ablative acoustic sealant.
C using 1mm thick coatback along 100mm of service item either side of the seal

Ablative Coated Batts are manufactured by a number of suppliers, including Promat UK Limited and ROCKWOOL Limited

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Loadbearing
Fire Compound

Loadbearing Fire Compound is ideal for use around pipes and ducts where these penetrate compartment or separating walls or floors.
Even when fully cured Loadbearing Fire Compound permits the provision of additional or replacement services without the need to
replace the complete installation, yet still retaining its strength properties.
General benefits:
Smoke seal
Good acoustic barrier
Suitable for making good around most types of service penetrations
Loadbearing (see Loadbearing table for details)
Simple installation
No smoke emission
Maintenance free
Unaffected by humidity
Suitable for floors in riser cupboards etc
Performance in masonry (non-reinforced) supporting walls
Minimum compound Maximum aperture Fire resistance (min)
thickness dimensions Integrity Insulation
75mm 1000 x 400mm 60 60
75mm 600 x 400mm 120 120
75mm 400 x 400mm 240 240
100mm 1200 x 600mm 60 60
100mm 800 x 600mm 120 120
100mm 600 x 600mm 240 240
Performance in masonry (reinforced) floors
Minimum compound Maximum aperture Fire resistance (min)
thickness dimensions Integrity Insulation
75mm 1000 x 400mm 60 60
75mm 600 x 400mm 120 120
75mm 400 x 400mm 240 240
75mm 800 x 800mm 360 360
100mm 1400 x 1200mm 60 60
100mm 1400 x 1000mm 120 120
100mm 1200 x 1000mm 240 240
100mm 1000 x 1000mm 360 360
1. For steel and copper pipe penetrations, integrity performance only
2. For plastic pipe penetrations, use in conjunction with Ultra Universal Pipe Wrap
Non-reinforced seals
Firestop compound Maximum opening width x
Fire rating in hours Load bearing capacity in kn
Thickness in mm any linear length mm
75mm 2 500mm 2.5kn (UDL)
100mm 4 750mm 2.5kn (UDL)
Simply reinforced seals
Firestop compound Maximum opening width x
Fire rating in hours Load bearing capacity in kn
Thickness in mm any linear length mm
100mm 4 Up to 1500mm 2.5kn (UDL)
Load bearing performance in line with BS6399 for workspaces and cupboards (This is general guidance, advice from Rockwool Technical
should always be obtained)
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Loadbearing
Fire Compound

Acoustic performance
Thickness of Compound (mm) Weighted Sound Reduction Index (Rw)
75 39db
100 46db
150 51db

Coverage of compound
Thickness of Compound (mm) Number of bags/m2
75 3.15
100 4.20
150 6.30

Ratio: A bag of compound to 10 litres water (3:1) volume. Vary to suit site conditions

In addition to Rockwool Fire Compound, SIG Technical Insulation also offer Promat Promaseal Extra Strength, which offers excellent fire
resistance, strength, versatility and acoustic performance:

Typical Properties
Flexural Strength Frupture at 28 days
Compound: Water ratio 2.5:1 5.2 N/mm2
Compressive Strength at 28 days
Compound: Water ratio 2.5:1 - pourable 14.0 N/mm2
Compound: Water ratio 3.0:1 - stiff 21.0 N/mm2
* Compound: water ratio by volume
Fire Performance
Depth of seal (mm) Insulation (mm) Integrity (mm)
Cables & Pipework through 100 231 240
floors (EN 1366-3)
Ductwork Dampers through 90 225 240
floors through walls 82 164 240
(BS 476 Part:20)
Loadbearing Capacity at 48 hours
Un-reinforced floor seal, mix ratio 2.5:1
Span/Depth Ratio Tensile Failure Pressure (kN/m2)
Span of Seal (mm) *Safe Working Load (kN/m2)
(100mm deep floor seal) (one way spanning)
900 9:1 30 10
1200 12:1 25 8
1500 15:1 15 5

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Intumescent Fire
and Acoustic Sealant

Intumescent Acrylic Sealant is suitable for most applications but Silicone Sealant would be required for service temperatures over 70C
or where increased joint movement capability is needed.

Coverage
Each cartridge/sausage is intended to provide the following application rates:

Joint size (mm) Depth of sealant (mm) Yield per cartridge (m) Yield per sausage (m)
10 10 3.10 5.90
20 15 1.03 1.95
30 20 0.51 0.95

Acoustic Performance
Weighted Sound Reduction index (Rw) of up to 57db.
Dependant on:
Type of construction
Type of seal backing
Size of joint
Smoke Seal
Intumescent Fire and Acoustic Sealant will inhibit the passage of smoke

Aerated concrete/Blockwork walls


Min wall Max. joint Sealant Fire Resistance
Backing
width (mm) width (mm) Depth (mm) Type of Seal Integrity Insulation
150 10 10 Polyethylene foam backing rod Single 200 166
150 10 10 Polyethylene foam backing rod Double 265 265
150 15 15 Polyethylene foam backing rod Single 227 227
150 15 15 Polyethylene foam backing rod Double 265 230
150 30 30 Polyethylene foam backing rod Single 240 233
150 30 30 Polyethylene foam backing rod Double 265 265
200 50 25 Ethafoam backing rod Single 245 82

Aerated concrete floors


Min floor Max. joint Sealant Fire Resistance
Backing
depth (mm) width (mm) Depth (mm) Type of Seal Seal location Integrity Insulation
230 50 25 Ethafoam backing rod Single Bottom 155 105
250 30 15 Ethafoam backing rod Single Bottom 243 65
250 20 10 Polyethylene foam backing rod Single Top 155 47
250 25 15 Polyethylene foam backing rod Single Top 240 73
250 50 25 Polyethylene foam backing rod Single Top 240 92

Note: other performances are available - please contact your local branch of SIG Technical Insulation for details

Intumescent Fire and Acoustic Sealant is manufactured by a number of suppliers, including Promat UK Limited and ROCKWOOL Limited
ROCKWOOL Intumescent Fire and Acoustic Sealant must be used on ROCKWOOL Ablative Coated Batts

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Fire Resistant Silicone
Sealant (310ml)

Fire Resistant Silicone Sealant is designed to be used in joints with high movement capability or where they are formed between
dissimilar substrates, eg. steel and masonry.

Fire rating
Joint Size Sealant Single or Integrity Insulation
Backing material Dimensions
(mm) Depth (mm) dual seal (in mins) (in mins)
15 10 PE 25mm diameter Single 240 120
15 10 Mineral wool (density 90kg/m ) 2
15mm thick x 10mm depth Dual 240 240
25 15 PE 30mm diameter Single 240 120
40 25 Mineral wool (density 90kg/m ) 2
40 x 25mm depth Dual 240 240

Coverage
Fire Resistant Silicone Sealant is available in 310ml cartridges. One cartridge will provide the following coverage rates:

Joint size (mm) Metres per litre


6x6 27.75
9x6 18.50
12 x 9 9.25
18 x 12 4.75
25 x 10 4.0

Colours
White
Specification
Once installed, Fire Resistant Silicone Sealant should provide up to 4 hours of fire protection in all joints up to 40mm.
Installation must be fully in accordance with manufacturers instructions.
The quantity contained in each cartridge is 310ml.
Once installed the sealant can offer up to 25 years service (if correctly applied).
Fire Resistant Silicone Sealant is manufactured by a number of suppliers, including Promat UK Limited and ROCKWOOL Limited

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High Pressure Exerting
Mastic (310ml)

Performance & properties


Provides up to 4 hours fire protection in joints up to 30mm

Fire resistance in 2 hour plasterboard wall


Service Hole size Depth of sealant/ Fire integrity
Design of joint
penetration (mm) mineral wool (mm) (mins)
55mm diameter HDPE/ 25mm annular joint in Patrice fixed coated panel
100 x 100 40 120
PVC pipe (50mm thick) on both sides of wall
25mm annular joint in Patrice fixed coated panel
110mm HDPE/PVC pipe 150 x 150 40 120
on both sides of wall

Fire resistance in concrete floors


Service Hole size Depth of sealant/ Fire integrity
Design of joint
penetration (mm) mineral wool (mm) (mins)
Mineral wool shutter 125mm thick/sealant
110mm HDPE/PVC pipe 160 75 90
(Mineral wool shutter removed before test)

Fire resistance in 150mm thick masonry wall


Service Depth of sealant/ Fire integrity Fire insulation
Hole size (mm) Design of joint
penetration mineral wool (mm) (mins) (mins)
Cable tray 120
200 x 100 Sealant/mineral wool/sealant 40/50 120
(150 x 25mm)
Cable bunch 120
150 diameter Sealant/mineral wool/sealant 40/50 120
(100mm diameter)
PVC pipe (110mm) 162 diameter Sealant/mineral wool/sealant 40/50 120 120
ABS (50mm) 150 diameter Sealant/mineral wool/sealant 40/50 120 120

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Ultra Universal Pipe Wrap

Ultra Universal Pipe Wrap is capable of expanding over 30 times its thickness to crush and close off the pipe in a fire situation, forming a
solid char and preventing the passage of fire and smoke to the adjacent compartment.
Ultra Universal Pipe Wrap is suitable for use on plastic
pipes for all walls and floors. CAD Details: Simple and Easy to Install
Dimensions
Length: 1000mm
Width: 130mm
Thickness: 2.1mm
Pack qty: 5
Performance Benefits
Provides fire rating of up to 4 hours to BS-EN 1366-3*
Provides integrity & insulation
One size fits all pipes
Suitable for use with any ablative coated batt
Ultra

One wrap can replace two collars Ultra Universal Pipe Wrap can be
Quick and easy to cut and install used in conjunction with Rockwool
Minimal waste ablative coated batts and loadbearing
The pipe wrap is solid and stable even when fully compound as a recognised system
expanded
Environmentally friendly halogen free
*Not recommended for use below -5C

Applications: One Size Fits All and Versatile


Scope of types of penetrations and required number of laps with Ultra Universal Pipe Wrap.

Types of pipes and maximum diameters covered (mm)


PVC MDPE & HDPE ABS PP
< 115
= < 170
115 < = < 110
= < 115
= <
= 110

60 Wall
Min.
Integrity

Floor
1 lap 2 laps 1 lap
120 Wall
Min. Floor

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Ultra Universal Pipe Wrap

Installation: One Size Fits All and Versatile

Measure the required length for


the pipe and cut the wrap
Drywall/Concrete Wall/Masonry Wall Fire Compound

1. 2. 3. or

Wall Sealant

Flush Overlapped Open

Yes Yes No
Apply the wrap around Slide the wrap into the wall Fill the annular space with fire rated sealant or fire compound
the pipe, and tape over it. *Fire compound cannot be used on drywall.

Applications: Wall/Floor Section


Drywall = 100-125 Concrete Wall = 100-125 Fire Batt (Single Layer) > 100mm
Floor =

Gap
Gap GapGap Wrap Gap
Gap GapGap Tightly
Tightly
Tightly
Tightly Fire
Fire FireFire Gap
Gap GapGap
15mm WrapWrap
Wrap 30mm fitting Compound 30mm
15mm15mm
15mm 30mm30mm
30mm fitting
fitting
fitting Compound
Compound
Compound 30mm30mm
30mm
60 Min

Gap
Gap Gap
Gap Wrap Gap
Gap Gap
Gap Tightly Tightly
Tightly
Tightly Fire
Fire Fire
Fire Gap
Gap Gap
Gap
15mm Wrap
Wrap
Wrap 30mm fitting Compound 30mm
15mm
15mm
15mm 30mm
30mm
30mm fitting
fitting
fitting Compound
Compound
Compound 30mm
30mm
30mm

Fire
Fire FireFire
Centred
Centred
Centred
Centred Sealant
Sealant
Sealant Centred
SealantCentred
Centred
Centred Compound Centred
Centred
Centred
Centred Sealant
Sealant
Sealant
Sealant Bottomed
Bottomed
Bottomed
Bottomed
Compound
Compound
Compound
Integrity

Fire
Fire Fire
Fire
Centred
Centred
Centred
Centred SealantSealantCentred
Sealant
Sealant Centred
Centred
Centred CompoundCentred Centred
Centred
Centred SealantSealantBottomed
Sealant
Sealant Bottomed >
Bottomed
Bottomed
Drywall
Gap
Gap GapGap
= 125-130 Concrete
Gap
Gap Gap
WallCompound
=Compound
125-130
Compound Fire
Tightly
Tightly
Batt (Double
Tightly
Layer) Fire
Fire
Floor = 150mm
Gap
Gap
Wrap
WrapWrap Gap Tightly FireFire GapGap
15mm
15mm15mm Wrap 30mm
30mm30mm fitting
fitting
fitting Compound
Compound
Compound 30mm
30mm30mm
15mm 30mm fitting Compound 30mm

Gap
Gap Gap
Gap Wrap Gap
Gap Gap
Gap Tightly Tightly
Tightly
Tightly Fire
Fire Fire
Fire Gap
Gap Gap
Gap
15mm Wrap
Wrap
Wrap 30mm fitting Compound 30mm
15mm
15mm
15mm 30mm
30mm
30mm fitting
fitting
fitting Compound
Compound
Compound 30mm
30mm
30mm
120 Min

Fire
Fire FireFire
Centred
Centred
Centred
Centred Sealant
Sealant
Sealant
SealantCentred
Centred
Centred
Centred Compound Centred
Centred
Centred
Centred Sealant
Sealant
Sealant
Sealant Bottomed
Bottomed
Bottomed
Bottomed
Compound
Compound
Compound

Fire
Fire Fire
Fire
Centred
Centred
Centred
Centred SealantSealant
Sealant
Sealant Centred
Centred
Centred
Centred Centred
CompoundCentred
Centred
Centred SealantSealantBottomed
Sealant
Sealant Bottomed
Bottomed
Bottomed
Compound
Compound
Compound

Through floor penetrations Ultra Universal Pipe Wrap can be utilised at 65mm to give the required fire performance.

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Ultra Universal Pipe Sleeve

Ultra Universal Pipe Sleeve is a unique scored wrap,


flexible and easy to install on both phenolic insulated and
plastic pipes.
Dimensions
Length: 1000mm
Width: 130mm
Thickness: 2.1mm
Pack qty: 5
Performance Benefits
Provides a Fire Rating of : 2 hours, BS-EN 1366-3
Eliminates condensation and maintains vapour layer
One size fits all phenolic insulated pipework and
plastic pipes
No cut back of phenolic insulation is required
Unique scored sleeve, soft and easy installation
Cost effective
One sleeve can replace two collars
Solid and stable, even when fully expanded
Suitable for use with any ablative coated batt
Minimal waste
Environmentally friendly halogen free

Applications: Scope for Insulated Pipe


Insulation is limited only for Phenolic insulation.

Pipe Insulation Batt*1 Batt*2 Batt*3 Concrete Concrete


Drywall
O.D. Thickness 60 min 120 min. 120 min. wall floor
120 min.
(mm) (mm) (T=50mm) (T=60mm) (T=100mm) 120 min. 120 min.
15 15
42 15
Copper
108 15
108 40
168 15
Steel
168 40

Batt*1: Thickness = 50mm, Density 160kg/m3


Batt*2: Thickness = 60mm, Density 180kg/m3
Batt*3: Thickness = 100mm <50mm*2>, Density 160kg/m3
*Terms and Condition

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Ultra Universal Pipe Sleeve

Applications: Installation for Insulated Pipe

Cross Section

Reinforced
Foil Tape

Gap UPS Gap Tightly Fire Gap


15mm 30mm fitting Compound 30mm

Fire Bottomed
Centred Sealant Centred Centred Sealant Copper or
Compound Phenolic Steel pipe
Insulation

Dry Wall Concrete Wall Fire Batt Concrete Floor


Ultra Universal Reinforced Foil Tape
Pipe Sleeve

The reinforced foil tape needs to be applied


on the following locations. Hard Char

1. Over the UPS / intumescent wrap.


2. Directly over the phenolic tube itself at the
both sides of the wall, upper side of floor.
Copper or Steel Pipe
Phenolic Insulation

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Ultra Universal Pipe Sleeve

CAD Details: Simple and Easy to Install

Ultra Universal Pipe Sleeve can be used in conjunction with


Rockwool ablative coated batts and loadbearing compound
as a recognised system

Testimonial
SIG have brought to market a new
and useful Universal Pipe Wrap
and Sleeve, it has been tested on
both plastic pipes and around some
insulation materials as an integrity
fire barrier, making it a handy
versatile type of product.Rockwool Ultra Pipe Sleeve
(130 mm wide)
have looked at the testing of this
product in some detail, based on this
we see it as suitable option solution
for plastic pipes and some insulated
pipes that pass through Rockwool
coated batts

These are very often problem


applications for firestopping purposes,
and this seems to be a nice simple
one stop type solution
Bob Westcombe
Rockwool UK Fire
Protection Manager

Penetrating services = Plastic pipes


Ultra Universal Pipe Wrap/ Sleeve
can be used in conjunction with
Promaseal Extra Strength
Compound as a recognised system Promat Promaseal Fire Compound

Gap 30mm

Rockwool slab (minimum Bottomed


50mm x 140kg/m3) Ultra Universal Pipe Wrap/Sleeve

Concrete floor or wall thickness 150mm<

A3 LANDSCAPE NOT FOR PRODUCTION DO NOT SCALE DESIGN SKETCH ONLY DIMENSIONS IN mm
VIEW TOLERANCES General 1mm

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Fire stopping service penetrations through concrete floors - Promaseal Fire Compound with plastic pipe penetration
Insulated Fire Sleeves

For insulated pipes, it is necessary to remove the insulation at


point of penetration to enable standard pipe collars to close
plastic pipes. This removal of insulation results in condensation
on cold pipes and loss of thermal performance on hot pipes.
Insulated Fire Sleeves combats this problem by providing both fire
stopping and thermal insulation.
General benefits:
Quick, simple and accurate installation
Maintains pipe insulation at penetration points
Supplied with integral vapour barrier
No mastic or ancillaries required
Excellent thermal and acoustic insulation
Non-combustible
Dimensions
Insulated Fire Sleeves are supplied 300mm long. They are
manufactured to fit a range of standard pipe sizes, from 17mm to
169mm O.D. and standard thicknesses of 25mm to 100mm.
For un-insulated pipes, a thickness of 25mm is required to
maintain the fire rating. Insulated Fire Sleeves should be installed
to the same thickness as the pipe insulation (min 25mm thick).
Service Temperatures
Insulated Fire Sleeves are used to fire stop pipe work operating at
temperatures between 0C and 180C. At low temperatures, care
should be taken to maintain the vapour barrier.

Test Data
Compartment Construction
Pipe Description
2h Batt 2h Blockwork 12h Plasterboard 2h Solid Floor
Copper 15-160mm
Mild Steel 15-160mm
Polypropylene 15-26mm
PVC 15-80mm

Insulated Fire Sleeves are available from a number of suppliers, including: ROCKWOOL Limited, Tenmat and PFC Corofil

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Copyright Promat 2013
Expansion Joint Strips

Expansion Joint Strips consist of layers of intumescent material bonded to class O foam and have been successfully fire tested and
assessed to provide up to 240 minutes in joints, walls and floors.

Typical properties
Maximum joint width Minimum seal width Minimum seal depth Integrity
Strip size in mm (g) in mm (t) in mm (d) (minutes)
4009053 10 12 12 120
4009055 20 29 12 120
4009039 25 32 20 120
4009040 35 53 20 120
4009041 50 61 35 120
4009042 75 90 50 120
4009043 100 126 100 120
4009044 120 147 125 120
4009045 150 170 100 120

Application technique: Compressed into gap/joint such that the multi-layers/banding are visible.

Expansion Joint Strips are available from a number of suppliers, including: Promat UK Limited, ROCKWOOL Limited and Polyseam.

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Intumescent Pillows

Intumescent Pillows are simply packed tightly in between


penetrating services and the wall. In a floor, pillows are
additionally supported by means of a mesh support system.
General benefits:
Simple to install
Easy to remove and reinstate whilst changing services
Maintenance free
Dry system

Pillow Sizes
Pillow size (mm) Approximate number
300 x 200 x 30 165 per m2 opening
300 x 150 x 30 220 per m2 opening
300 x 100 x 30 330 per m2 opening
300 x 50 x 30 660 per m2 opening

Performance in masonry supporting walls


Method of support/ Maximum aperture Fire resistance (min)
installation dimensions Integrity Insulation
Friction fitted 850 x 850mm 120 120
Friction fitted 600 x 600mm 240 120

Minimum density of masonry supported walls - 650kg/m3 300mm bag length to be laid horizontally in wall void. Bags should be laid
centrally within wall thickness.

Performance in masonry supporting walls


Method of support/ Maximum aperture Fire resistance (min)
installation dimensions Integrity Insulation
Friction fitted 850 x 850mm 120* 120*

*Product performance is dependent on matching performance of plasterboard wall system. Void in plasterboard should be fully framed out
with steel studs or similar 300mm bag length to be laid horizontally in wall void. Bags should be laid centrally within wall thickness.

Performance in concrete floors


Method of support/ Maximum aperture Fire resistance (min)
installation dimensions Integrity Insulation
Wire basket 850 x 850mm 120 120
Wire basket 600 x 600mm 240 120

300mm bag length to be laid vertically in floor void.

Fire Pillows are available from a number of suppliers, including Promat UK Limited and ROCKWOOL Limited

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Multi-Cable Firestop

General benefits:
Simple to install
Cables can be easily added or removed
No de-rating of cables required
Maintenance free
Dry system

Fire Rating
Width of fire Maximum void Fire resistance integrity (min)
Surrounding
Services and stop for each height (mm) Seat in a Seat in a Seat in a
penetration
support Coated Batt (no. of fire stop masonry plasterboard concrete
seat (mm) plies) wall wall floor
Cables Single 60mm 60 25 (1) 180 180
secured to ROCKWOOL 55 (2) 120 120
appropriately Ablative Coated 80 (3) 120 n/a
supported Batt
perforated steel
cable trays/ Double 60mm 60 25 (1) 240 60 240
ladders (max. ROCKWOOL 55 (2) 240 60 240
width 150mm) Ablative Coated 80 (3) 240 60 n/a
Batt
Cables Double 60mm 60 180 (1) 240 60 -
within PVC ROCKWOOL
trunking Ablative Coated
(maximum Batt with no air
100 x 100mm) gap

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Speedline Putty Pads

Speedline Putty Pads comply with building regulations Part E and Part B.
With a fire rating of two hours in dry walls (to BS476 part 20), Speedline Putty Pads also achieve an acoustic rating of up to 69dB Rw,
ensuring that the safety and performance of the drywall construction are maintained.
General benefits:
Maintains acoustic integrity of the wall
Use in PVC & Metal boxes
Provides 2 hour fire resistance
Robust Details compliance in timber frame & metal frame separating walls
Easy to use
Fast to fit
Minimal waste
Easy to stock: one reel fits all
Reduced damage on site and in transit
Cost effective labour and time saving
SIG also produces a wide variety of bespoke insulation products to customer specification and also manufactures a range of fire,
thermal and acoustic products.

Fire Stop Strip Fire Stop Blocks


For medium size linear gaps in For apertures in buildings,
buildings. especially the flutes of metal
profiles.

Wall Cavity Fire Barrier Raised Access Floor Fire


Fire Barrier Slab & Strip For all Barrier
cavity walls and curtain walls, For the voids beneath Raised
horizontal and vertical use. Access Floors.

Partition Head Fire Barrier FireFloor System 2


For large gaps above partitions Fire protection system for
and masonry walls. timber floors.

Cavity Fire Closer Party Wall Fire Closer


To close masonry cavities, Semi-rigid mineral wool to
especially around door and polythene DPC Cavity Closers
window openings. for the junctions of party walls.

Horizontal Fire Closer Ventilated Rainscreen Fire


With polythene DPC Cavity Barrier
Tray and up to 2 hour fire Polythene enclosed mineral
rating. Includes support fixings. wool barrier for rainscreen
systems.

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Fire Duct System

Fire resistant ducts are the best way to ensure fire safety in HVAC installations as they provide performance from beginning to the end of
the duct system lifetime. Rockwool, Isover, Knauf and Promat provide solutions for metal ventilation ducts that secure fire resistance as
well as meeting thermal and acoustic requirements.
Fire Duct products can be used to provide fire protection to horizontal, vertical, rectangular, circular, ventilation and smoke extract steel
ductwork fully in accordance with BS 476 24, ducts Type A and Type B, Fire outside duct and Fire inside duct.
Fire Duct Slab
Size: 1200 x 2000mm
Thicknesses: 40 & 90mm
Facing: reinforced aluminium foil
Surface spread of flame: Class 1 to BS 4767
Non-combustibility: Class A1 to BSEN 13501-1
(wall & ceiling linings)
Thermal conductivity: 0.035 W/mK at 10C
Fire Duct section
Diameters: 60 to 356mm
Thicknesses: 40 and 90mm*
Facing: reinforced aluminium foil
Fire Duct PSM
Fire Duct PSM is made of Fire Duct Slab with factory
machined grooves to suit specific duct diameters.
Diameters: 406mm and above
Thicknesses: 40 and 90mm*
Facing: reinforced aluminium foil
* Some thicknesses of Fire Duct Section and Fire Duct PSM
are not available for certain duct diameters
Hanger sections
Diameter: 17mm
Thicknesses: 30, 40, 50 & 60mm
Facing: reinforced aluminium foil

Notes to picture opposite


1. Circular steel duct to DW/144
2. Fire Duct Section/Fire Duct PSM
3. M10 steel drop rods at 1500mm maximum centres
4. Fire Duct Slab/Section - protection to hanger system
5. 30 x 30 x 3mm minimum steel angle bearer

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Fire Duct System

Fire resistance
Performance summary Fire Duct Slab, Section and PSM
Thermal Conductivity Chart
Hangar protection Max duct size
Required fire
Fire resistance for mitre joint
Duct type duct thickness Joint options
(hours) Fire duct Hangar glued system
(mm)
Slab (mm) section (mm) (mm)
HVAC & Smoke extract 40 BC 40 17 x 30 1500 x 1500
Kitchen extract 40 BC 40 17 x 30 1500 x 1500
1 HVAC & Smoke extract 40 BC 40 17 x 40 1000 x 1000
1 Kitchen extract 90 ABC 40 17 x 40 1500 x 1500
1 HVAC & Smoke extract 90 ABC 40 17 x 50 1200 x 1200
2 HVAC & Smoke extract 90 ABC 40 17 x 60 1000 x 1000

Knauf Rocksilk PyroDuct Slab


Rocksilk PyroDuct Slab is fully tested and certified to provide up to 2 hours fire protection to HVAC steel ductwork. It can be used in horizontal
ducts, vertical ducts, ducts passing through compartment walls and floors and kitchen extracts. Rocksilk PyroDuct Slab is suitable for
applications above clean rooms, within air plenums or for aesthetic purposes.
Thermal
Rocksilk PyroDuct has a thermal conductivity of 0.037 W/mK.

Thickness (mm) Length (mm) Width (mm) Slabs per pack Area per pack (m2)
90 1200 600 2 1.44
45 1200 600 4 2.88

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Fire Duct System

ISOVER solutions for providing fire resistance in HVAC using ULTIMATE mineral wool. U Protect solutions provide an easy to install and
lightweight efficient solution for fire resistance in HVAC to BS 476: Part 24.
Insulation Product Range
Product Thickness (mm) Width (mm) Length (mm) Slabs per pack m2 per pack Packs per pallet m2 per pallet
ULTIMATE 60 600 1200 6 4.32 12 51.84
Protect Slab 80 600 1200 5 3.60 12 43.20
4.0 Alu 1 100 600 1200 4 2.88 12 34.56
ULTIMATE 75 600 4000 2 4.80 18 86.40
Protect Wired
Mat 4.0 Alu 1 120 600 2500 2 3.00 18 54.00

Choose the insulation thickness


Choose the appropriate thickness from the table below by selecting the desired duct type, fire rating, duct orientation and fire location.
Isover ULTIMATE Protect thickness table
Fire class
Fire location Duct orientation
1 hour 2 hour
Fire inside duct
60mm 80mm* Horizontal
Inside
80mm 100mm Vertical
Fire outside duct
Rectangular Duct

60mm 80mm* Horizontal


Outside
60mm 80mm* Vertical
In case both fire locations needs to be covered
60mm 80mm* Horizontal
Both
80mm 100mm Vertical
Use of 1 product for both duct orientations
Outside 60mm 80mm*
Both
Inside 80mm 100mm
Use of 1 product for all cases
Both 80mm 100mm Both
Fire class
Fire location Duct orientation
1 hour 2 hour
Fire inside duct
75mm 120mm Horizontal
Inside
75mm 120mm Vertical
Fire outside duct
75mm 120mm Horizontal
Circular Duct

Outside
75mm 120mm Vertical
In case both fire locations needs to be covered
75mm 120mm Horizontal
Both
75mm 120mm Vertical
Use of 1 product for both duct orientations
Outside 75mm 100mm
Both
Inside 75mm 120mm
Use of 1 product for all cases
Both 75mm 120mm Both
For rectangular ducts use U Protect 4.0 Alu 1 Slab and for circular ducts use U Protect 4.0 Alu Wired Mat.
*Smoke extraction requires 2 hours fire protection. Note that for rectangular ducts these insulation thicknesses should be increased from 80mm as shown in the table to 90mm.

Declared Thermal Conductivity


0.033 W/mK at 10 C mean temperature. 0.040 W/mK at 100 C mean temperature.
0.035 W/mK at 50 C mean temperature. 0.047 W/mK at 150 C mean temperature

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Fire Duct System

PROMATECT -L500
PROMATECT - L500 is a non-combustible low density calcium silicate board, used for the construction of fire resistant ducts. It is a Class O
product as defined in the Building Regulations.

Approx weight (kg/m2)


Thickness (mm) Length x Width (mm)
Dry With approx 5% moisture
20 2500 x 1200 10.0 10.5
25 2500 x 1200 12.5 13.1
30 2500 x 1200 15.0 15.8
35 2500 x 1200 17.5 18.4
40 2500 x 1200 20.0 21.0
50 2500 x 1200 25.0 26.3
52 2500 x 1200 26.0 27.4
60 2500 x 1200 30.0 31.5

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Tunnel Liner and Ductliner

PassiveTecTM is a proven high performance range of Fibre Reinforced Magnesium boards owned by SIG and PFP Fire Systems.
Its range of applications will be expanded further during 2014 but in the meantime offers two principal solutions prevalent in
construction and infrastructure projects. www.passivetec.com

PassiveTecTM Tunnel Liner


Our 30mm Tunnel Liner board has passed the most demanding
tunnel test currently available. Tested at the Efectis laboratory
in the Netherlands, it has achieved 3 hours against the RWS
temperature curve, 3 hours against the HCM temperature curve
and 4 hours against the ISO 834 temperature curves. These PassiveTecTM Ductliner
test standards cover all of the highest specifications likely to be Our 30mm Ductliner board has achieved the highest standard of
required in tunnel lining fire protection. smoke evacuation and extraction duct protection. It is the only
magnesium oxide board on the market with both EN 1366 part
The PassiveTecTM board has a uniquely high insulation 1 and part 8 accreditation. At 30mm it is also thinner than any
performance hence it achieves more than the required standard other competing solutions for 2 hours which is a huge advantage
of protection. In addition it is extremely stable when exposed to in the congested plenums. We are proud to have passed the
moisture or water. This is critical in the tunnel lining area where smoke extraction standard at the maximum pressure level
leakage and flash floods can occur regularly. Our team of fire
engineers are ready to conduct specific tests as required by tunnel Tested at European accredited laboratories that ensure
construction projects. compliance across the EU.

Certification Certification
RWS 1350 Certified 180 mins BS EN1366 pt 1 & Pt 8 Certified
Type B Vertical : CLASSIFICATION: EI 120 (ve io)
HCM Certified 180 mins
Type A Vertical : CLASSIFICATION: EI 120 (ve io) S
ISO 834 Certified 240 mins Type B Horizontal : CLASSIFICATION: EI 120 (ho io)
Type A Horizontal: CLASSIFICATION: EI 180 (ho io) S
- 3,1x 10-5 (long) and Type C : El 120 (ho) S 1500 Multi
Lineal thermal expansion a (K-1)
- 4,1x 10-5 (tran)
Density 900 kg/m3 10 % Thermal conductivity (W/mk) 0,29
Thermal resistance (m2.K/W) 0,1
Water diffusion resistance :3,5
- 3,1x 10-5 (long) and
Lineal thermal expansion a (K-1)
Determination of compression - 4,1x 10-5 (tran)
25213
behavior. Breaking load (N) Electrical surface resistance [k] 5,1

T hinnest board to give 2 hours protection to EN1366 Pt 8 Very competitively priced system for contractors
Saves space and therefore can reduce construction costs Extremely durable

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Firemac FM Blue

Firemac FM Blue is a non-combustible composite board with a fibre-reinforced cement core, and outer facings of perforated galvanised
steel mechanically bonded to the core, used to provide fire protection and protect life and buildings.
Firemac FM Blue systems provide robust wall, ceiling, building services enclosures and ductwork systems to give fire resistance of up to
4 hours and blast resistance of up to 14kPa.
Applications
Vertical & horizontal barriers, all either insulated or uninsulated
Ventilation, smoke extract & kitchen extract ductwork
Enclosures for building services
Specific applications include:
Vertical & horizontal barriers forming escape routes and refuge areas
Enclosures & barriers around hazardous areas
Equipment protection
Document protection
Warehouse compartmentation
Service shafts
Electrical transformer & switch gear rooms
General Technical Data
Board thickness 8.5mm -1mm + 2mm
Standard board sizes 2000mm x 1200mm & 2400mm x 1200mm
Combustibility Non-combustible
Classification to BS EN 13501-1 A1
Building regulations classification Class O
Effective density (composite) 2400kg/m (approx.)
Approx. weight (composite) 19.2kg/m
Moisture content (composite) 7.6% (approx.)
Water absorption (composite, oven-dried to saturated) 15.5% (approx.)
Flexural strength Frupture (average) 300N/mm
Modulus of elasticity E (average) 195GPa
Impact strength to BS 5669: Part 1: 1989 Exceeds 980N/m
Loadbearing capacity 10kN/m
Max. point load with 600mm span 980kg
Max. point load with 1200mm span 600kg
Thermal conductivity () 38C 0.40
If any data is being used for structural calculations contact Firemac to ensure the relevant data is up-to-date.

Firemac FM Blue has been installed across a range of industrial and commercial builds including transport and infrastructure projects, power
stations, office blocks, communication and asset protection.
Firemac FM Blue is distributed solely through SIG and is supported by a full range of test evidence and assessments including BS 476: Parts
20, 22 and 24, BS EN 1364 - Parts 1 and 2, and UL263. In addition, the board is produced under a Third Party Certification scheme. Full
details are available upon request.
For installers full training in the installation of Firemac FM Blue will be given, alongside ongoing site inspections and comprehensive
technical support.

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Structural Steel

Building regulations stipulate the period of fire resistance required for any element of building structure. Beams and columns require at
least the same standard of fire protection as that required by any element they support.
The temperature rise of structural steelwork under fire test conditions provides a method of computing fire protection thicknesses based
on accepted empirical formulae. The rate of increase in temperature of a steel cross section is determined by the ratio of the heated
surface area (A) to the volume (V).
This ratio (A/V) has units of m-1 and is known as the section factor.
The section factor is a measure of the rate at which a steel element will increase in temperature. The higher the value of the section
factor, the faster the element will heat up and therefore the thicker fire protection required to satisfy a stipulated fire protection period.
How to Specify
Promat VERMICULUX (up to 240 minutes A/V 17 260m-1)
Promat VERMICULUX is a lightweight non-combustible board specially designed to provide fire protection to structural steelwork. Up to
240 minutes fire resistance can be achieved depending on thickness of material used and the dimensions of the beam or column being
protected. Promat VERMICULUX can be installed prior to the building being weather tight.

Thickness (mm) Dimensions (mm) Stack Quantities Can Stack be Split?


20 1220 x 1220 40 N
25 1220 x 1220 30 N
30 1220 x 1220 26 N
35 1220 x 1220 22 Y
40 1220 x 1220 20 Y
45 1220 x 1220 17 Y
50 1220 x 1220 15 Y
55 1220 x 1220 14 Y
60 1220 x 1220 13 Y

Promat PROMATECT-250 (up to 120 minutes A/V 17 260 m-1)


Promat PROMATECT-250 is a non-combustible mineral bound light weight board. It has smooth matt upper surface and is off-white in
appearance.
Promat PROMATECT-250 provides a high degree of strength, dimension stability, and fire protection to structural steelwork. Up to 120
minutes fire resistance can be achieved depending on thickness of material used and the dimensions of the beam or column being
protected.

Thickness (mm) Dimensions (mm) Stack Quantities Can Stack be Split?


12 2500 x 1200 30 N
15 2500 x 1200 30 N
18 2500 x 1200 25 N
20 2500 x 1200 25 N
22 2500 x 1200 25 N
25 2500 x 1200 20 N
30 2500 x 1200 15 N

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Structural Steel

Glasroc F FIRECASE
Used predominantly as part of the British Gypsum FireCase and GypLyner encase structural steel encasement system, giving up to 180
minutes fire protection.
It has a high quality, white smooth surface finish, ideally suited as a self finish or to receive direct decoration with most paint finishes.
Can also be tiled and plastered directly.
Staple fixes (up to 25mm) or screw fixed
3 or 4 sided protection
Steel angles or solders
GypLyner encase with FireLine is also available

Thickness (mm) Dimensions (mm) Stack Quantities


15 2400 x 1200 32
20 2000 x 1200 40
25 2000 x 1200 30
30 2000 x 1200 20

Promat TD Board/Rocksilk FireTech/ Rockwool Beamclad


A high density, resilient and non-combustible rock mineral wool
slab, which offers up to 240 minutes fire protection. It is available
un-faced or faced with a Bright Class O reinforced aluminium foil.
General benefits:
Quick, clean and dry installation process
Quick and simple installation of noggins
Choice of fixing systems
Moisture tolerant
Can accommodate decorative finishes

Promat TD Board
Thickness (mm) Dimensions (mm) Stack Quantities Can Stack be Split?
25 2000 x 1200 45 N
30 2000 x 1200 40 N
35 2000 x 1200 32 N
40 2000 x 1200 30 N

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Structural Steel

Rocksilk FireTech (UN-FACED / FOIL FACED)


Thickness (mm) Dimensions (mm) Stack Quantities
20 1800 x 1200 56
25 1800 x 1200 45
30 1800 x 1200 36
35 1800 x 1200 32
40 1800 x 1200 28
45 1800 x 1200 25
50 1800 x 1200 22
60 1800 x 1200 18

Rockwool Beamclad
Thickness (mm) Dimensions (mm) Stack Quantities
25 2000 x 1200 45
30 2000 x 1200 40
35 2000 x 1200 32
40 2000 x 1200 30
50 2000 x 1200 24
60 2000 x 1200 20

Rocksilk FireTech Dry Fix Noggin Slab


An easy to cut, rock mineral wool slab, with superior fire resistant properties for use as the fixing noggin in the fire protection of structur-
al steel work.
Thickness (mm) Dimensions (mm) Stack Quantities
30 1800 x 1200 36
35 1800 x 1200 32
40 1800 x 1200 28
45 1800 x 1200 25
50 1800 x 1200 22
60 1800 x 1200 18

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Fire Barrier Systems

Fire Barrier systems help to prevent fire and smoke spread within
roof and ceiling voids for all general conditions encountered on
site.
The vertically hung Fire Barriers are capable of achieving both
integrity and insulation protection periods from 15 to 120
minutes, and the friction fitted Fire Barrier Slab will also provide
60 minutes integrity and insulation.

Rockwool Fire Barrier


Dimensions:
1000mm x 600mm x 100mm

Standard width 1 metre thickness (mm) Length (m)


50 4
60 3-5

Description, performances & properties


Fire performance
Product Insulation (mins) Specification
Integrity (mins)
hour Cavity Barrier 60 15 1 layer 50mm
1 layer 60mm Fire Barrier foil faced
hour 60 30
overlapped joints
2 layers 50mm Fire Barrier
1 hour Fire Barrier 60 60
staggered vertical joints
2 layers 50mm Fire Barrier
1 hour Fire Barrier 90 90
staggered vertical joints
2 layers 60mm Fire Barrier foil faced
2 hour Fire Barrier 120 120
separated by 40mm airspace
1 hour Fire Barrier Slab 240 60 100mm foil faced slab

Acoustic performance
The correct use of Fire Barrier within structural cavities and voids will reduce the level of transmitted sound

Room to room attenuation Rw dB


Typical lay-in grid suspended ceiling 30
As above, with 50mm ROCKWOOL Fire Barrier

42
Applied as 2, but ROCKWOOL Fire Barrier foil faced 44
Applied as 2, but two thickness of 50mm ROCKWOOL Fire Barrier - both foil faced

50
ROCKWOOL Fire Barrier Slab foil faced both faces

50
If ceiling is plasterboard, add between 2-3 db

Note: values are approximate

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Fire Barrier Systems

Culimeta Saveguard Fire Barriers


Culimeta Saveguard Fire Barriers are developed to offer flexible, lightweight, non-respirable and easy to install product for all types of
installations.

Fire Specification Product Dimensions Fixing Method


Product Identification
Name Integrity Insulation Width Length Thick Pack Staple Colour
Staples
(min) (min) (cm) (m) (mm) Area Gun
Firehalt
30 30 120 7 8 8.4m2 R31 12mm White
30/30
Firehalt
60 30 120 7 8 8.4m2 R31 12mm White
60/30
Firehalt
120/30 120 30 120 7 8 8.4m2 R31 12mm Green
(Gold)
Firehalt
120 60 120 5 16 6.0m2 R31 12mm Green/White
120/60

FIREHALT
FIREHALT has bought two new products to the lightweight fire
barrier/fire curtain market that are exclusively available through
your local branch of SIG. These are:
Firehalt SF90
Product Description
SF90 is an ultra-lightweight fabric smoke and flame curtain that
is totally non combustable and has a full 90 min fire rating when
tested to BS476 p20/22.
Installation
Supplied in handy sized rolls 120cm wide by 25m long which
like all the other FIREHALT products utilises standard fixing
components that are inexpensive and readily available. 12mm
metal staples are used to join panels together vertically and
horizontally.

Firehalt 30/30
Product Description
To help you cope with an increasingly competitive market
FIREHALT has developed a lightweight fire rated cavity barrier that
still offers a full 30 mins Insulation value when tested to BS476
p20/22.
Installation
Each pack weighs little more than 16kg but provides 8.4sqm
of product. In line with other products in the range it is quick
to install using standard components such as 50mm stud and
25mm metal angle, and can be fixed from one side.

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Fire Barrier Systems

Culimeta-Saveguard Smoke and Flame Curtains


Culimeta-Saveguard offer two Fire Curtains that are flexible, lightweight and easy to install.
Fire Specification Product Dimensions Fixing Method
Product Identification
Name Integrity Insulation Width Length Thick Pack Area Staple Colour
Staples
(min) (min) (cm) (m) (cm) (cm) Gun
Firehalt
90 0 120 25 2 30m R31 6 -12 White
SF90
Firehalt SF 120 0 120 25 2 30m R31 6 -12 Green

Brush seal
Introducing BRUSHSEAL - a unique product specifically designed to
be used in conjunction with Firehalt barriers and curtains.
Simple and quick to install
Will fit any size or shape of service penetration
Suitable for uneven surfaces such as cable trays
Requires no expensive mastics or adhesives
Provides a neat & professional finish
Brushseal is fixed to the penetration service rather than the barrier
and is therefore straightforward and quick to fit. System will also
add stability to the barrier.

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Cladding and
Curtain Walling

Cavity Barriers for Curtain Wall Facades


Product Thickness Fire Rating
AIM Cavity Fire Barrier 75 mm 60 min
AIM Fire Barrier Slab 100 mm 120 min
Rockwool SP 60 Firestop Slab 75 mm 60 min
Rockwool SP 120 Firestop Slab 90 mm 120 min
CW-FS Cavity Barriers 90 mm 60 min
CW-FS Cavity Barriers 120 mm 120 mm

General benefits:
Easy to cut and install
Ensures site tolerances are accommodated
Independently tested to provide 2 hours of fire resistance
Resists the passage of smoke aluminium foil
Faced on both sides
Suitable for cavity widths up to 400mm
Easy site storage and handling
Quality assured to BS EN ISO 9001
Slabs are designed to be cut on-site, to produce cavity fire stops of 1000mm length and in widths to suit individual cavity sizes.

Fixing Brackets are required for the installation. They are supplied in two standard types, Small Fixing Brackets designed for cavities up
to, and including 100mm wide and Large Fixing Brackets for cavities over 100mm and up to 400mm wide.
Brackets are supplied in cardboard boxes, flat packed, and are designed to be easily re-profiled by hand on site. Fixing Brackets should be
cut on site as necessary to allow at least 75% penetration of the Firestop.

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Cladding and
Curtain Walling

Cavity Barriers in Rainscreen Facades


AIM Ventilated Rainscreen Barrier Plus (VRB Plus)
Product Description
The AIM VRB Plus offers an effective fire barrier for ventilated cavities over 60mm up to 300mm in its standard form. The AIM VRB offers
a superior fire rating and allows a continuous ventilation space of up to 44mm. This provides excellent ventilation behind the cladding
whilst leaving sufficient room for easy installation of the cladding panels.
Application
Polythene enclosed to give weather resistance in a semi exposed application
Specification
Thickness 75mm
Width Total cavity size less 44mm
Length 1000mm
Max Air Gap 44mm
Polythene enclosed to give weather resistance in a semi exposed application
Tested and assessed by Chiltern International Fire

AIM Ventilated Rainscreen Fire Barrier (Lite) VRB Lite


Product Description
The AIM VRB Lite, offers an effective fire barrier for ventilated cavities of up to 300mm. VRB Lite is simple and cost effective to install,
allowing a continuous ventilation space of up to 25mm. VRB Lite has been tested to the general principles of the more stringent BS EN
1363-1 standard.
Application
Polythene enclosed to give weather resistance in a semi exposed application
Specification
Thickness 75mm
Width Total cavity size less 25mm
Length 1000mm
Max Air Gap 25mm
Polythene enclosed to give weather resistance in a semi exposed application
Tested and assessed by Chiltern International Fire

Horizontal Cavity Barrier


Lamatherm CWRSH incorporates a continuous bonded intumescent strip to the leading edge and encapsulated in a weather resistant
polymer film. In the event of exposure to fire, this expands and fully seals the designed ventilation gap formed at the time of installation
between barrier and the rear of the cladding.

Vertical Cavity Barrier


For vertical barriers within rainscreen systems, it is generally acceptable to fully fill the void. Our Lamatherm CWRSV product is
specifically intended for use in this manner. As a full fill barrier system, the integral intumescent strip is not required. The front edge is
finished as standard in a plain aluminium foil.
Alternatively, the product is optionally available with a factory applied DPC pre-bonded to this surface.

Fire Performance and Product thickness


Application Fire Rating (mins) Thickness (mm)
Horizontal 30/30 75
Horizontal 60/60 90
Vertical 30/30 75
Vertical 60/60 90
Vertical 120/120 120

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Cladding and
Curtain Walling

Masonry Wall
Masonry walls within the external fabric of a building are typically formed by an inner and outer masonry leaf which forms a void for
installation of a thermal insulation layer. Such situations will typically form a hidden cavity within the fabric of a building and potentially
form a ready route for spread of flame and smoke within this hidden void. In these instances it is necessary to install cavity barriers to
limit the spread of flame within this hidden void. It is imperative the selection of products are suited to the intended application and
proven to perform having undergone independent testing in line with current standards.

AIM Wall Cavity Fire Barrier & Fire Barrier Slabs


Product Description
AIM Wall Cavity Barrier is made from foil faced high density Rockwool stone wool. The barrier prevents the passage of flame and smoke
within the cavity it fills for the period of fire rating, specified below.
Application
Suitable for use in all cavity walls, as well as for fire stopping between a curtain wall system and a concrete floor slab.
Specification
Lengths: 1000mm (Available cut to size or in slabs)
Foil Facing (with AIM logo)
Cavity widths: 50 - 600mm (barrier to be compressed by about 5%)
No mastics or sealants required
Tested to BS 476 part 20 and assessed by Warrington Fire Research Centre
Non-combustible to EN15301-1 and classified A1
Faced with Class O reinforced aluminium foil for enhanced smoke resistance
Ozone depletion potential of zero; no CFCs or HCFCs used in manufacture

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