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Monokote® Type MK-6/HY

Portland Cement Based, Medium Density Cementitious Fireproofing

Product Information
Monokote® Type MK-6/HY is a single component, mill- b. The material shall be kept dry until ready for use.
mixed fireproofing plaster which requires only the Packages of material shall be kept off the ground, under
addition of water on the job site to form a consistent, cover and away from sweating walls and other camp
pumpable slurry. Type MK-6/HY is designed for se, on surfaces. All bags that have been exposed to water
structural steel columns, beams, joists, trusses and floor before use shall be discarded. Stock of material is to be
and roof decking. rotated and used before its expiration date.

Features/Benefits Steel and Concrete Surfaces
Monokote cementitious fireproofing offers many
significant advantages to the architect, owner, applicator a) Prior to the application Monokote® Type MK-6/HY
and building occupant. These include: fireproofing, an inspectional shall be made to determine
 Proven in-place performance that all steel and concrete surfaces are acceptable to
 Low in-place cost receive fireproofing. The steel to be fireproofed shall be
 Fast, efficient application free of oil, grease, excess rolling compounds or
 UL tested and factory inspected lubricants, loose mill scale, excess rust, non-compatible
 Universal Building code compliance (ICBO, SBCCI, primer, lock down agent or any other substance that will
BOCA, NBCC) impair proper adhesion. Where necessary, the cleaning
of steel surfaces to receive fireproofing shall be the
responsibility of the general contractor.
b) The project architect shall determine if the
painted/rimed structural steel to receive fireproofing has
been tested in accordance with ASTM E-119, to provide
the required fire resistance rating.
c) Many Fire Resistance Designs allow the use of painted
metal floor or roof deck in place of galvanized decking.
Painted decking must be UL listed in the specific fire
resistance designs and must carry the UL classification
d) Prior to application of Monokote® Type MK-6/HY, a
bonding agent, approved by the fireproofing
Delivery and Storage manufacturer, shall be applied to all concrete substrates
a. All material to be used for fireproofing shall be to receive Type MK-6/HY.
delivered in original unopened packages bearing the e) Fireproofing to the underside of roof deck assemblies
name of the manufacturer, the brand, the name of shall be done only after roofing application is complete
the manufacturer, the brand and proper and roof traffic has ceased.
Underwriters Laboratories Inc. labels for fire hazard f) No fireproofing shall be applied prior to completion of
and fire resistance classifications. concrete work on steel decking

Performance Characteristics
Physical Properties Value* Test Method
Dry Density, minimum average 240 kg/m3 (15 pcf) ASTM E 605, UBC STD 7-6
Bond Strength 16.2 KPa (339 psf) ASTM E 736
Compression, 10% Deformation 68.9 KPa (1,440 psf) ASTM E 761
Air Erosion 0.000 g/m2 (0.000 g/ft2) ASTM E 859
High Velocity Air Erosion No continued erosion after 4 hours ASTM E 859, UMC STD 6-1
Corrosion Does not contribute to corrosion ASTM E 937
Bond Impact No cracking, spalling or delamination ASTM E 760
Deflection No cracking, spalling or delamination ASTM E 759
Resistance to Mold Growth No growth after 60 day ASTM G 21
Surface Burning Characteristics Flame Spread 0 ASTM E 84
Smoke Developed 0
Combustibility Less than 5 MJ/m2 total, 20 kw/m2 peak heat release ASTM E 1354
Impact Penetration 3.3 cm3 Developed by City of San Francisco
Abrasion Resistance 8.3 cm3 Developed by City of San Francisco

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Monoktoe is applied directly to the steel. at various Safety rates of application which will job dependent. The architect will select. The architect will select. Field Test b. Avibond shall be independent testing laboratory to sample and verify applied in accordance with the manufacturer’s the thickness and density of the fireproofing in application instructions. Arabian Vermiculite Industries | #009 2 P. Over-mixing Monokote will reduce pumping rate. all water shall be first added to the mixer as material is substantially dry.) or less. Material Safety Data Sheets for Monokote® Type poor thickness control.Mixing Temperature and Ventilation a./ft ) b. Provisions shall be made for ventilation to properly conventional mixer shall be adjusted to the lowest dry the fireproofing after application. The general mixer/pump units. Results of the above tests will be made available to all product yield. Mixing shall continue until the mix is lump-free. Anti-slip NOTE: If freshly sprayed Monokote does not adhere surfaces should be used on all working surfaces. and air pressure at the posting appropriate cautionary SLIPPERY WHEN nozzle of approximately 38 KPa (20 psi) will provide WET signs. and the owner will pay an f. with a creamy . accordance with the provisions of ASTM E 605-93. apply in one pass. Monokote is formulated to be mixed with water at the independent testing laboratory to randomly sample job site. For thickness of 16mm (5/8 in. All material is to be 3 thoroughly wet. An air and substrate temperature of 4. Monokote fireproofing material shall not be used if it Members” or Uniform Building Code Standard No. 7-6 contains partially set. 2. contact with wet fireproofing material. For thickness of approximately 13mm (1/2 in. apply subsequent passes after the first coat has set. and the owner will pay for an application of Type MK-6/HY. Type MK-6/HY to enhance set characteristics and c. frozen or caked material.4°C (40°F) a conventional. Avibond shall be applied to all flat plate cellular deck units and below all bottomless trench headers prior to a. density and appearance. The mixer speed in a b. The mixer shall be kept clean and free of 24 hours after application of Monokote. Target density of 688 ±16 kg/m (43 ±1 pcf) is most desirable. A spray gun with a properly sized contractor and applicator shall be responsible for orifice and spray shield. Monokote shall have a minimum average dry. h. and verify the bond strength of the fireproofing in g. 3 3 place density of 240 kg/m (15 lbs. properly. Avibond shall be applied to roof decking where “Standard Test Method for Thickness and Density of required prior to application of Monokote. it is probably due either to a too wet mix. in. Monokote is slippery when wet. Monokote Accelerator is to be used with Monokote accordance with the provisions of ASTM E 736. In enclosed speed which gives adequate blending of the material areas lacking natural ventilation. according to manufacturer’s recommendations. which shall have been determined at a pre-job Monokote Accelerator shall be mixed and used conference.O. or an improperly cleaned MK-6/HY is available upon request substrate. Using a suitable metering device and a conventional total air exchange rate of 4 times per hour until mixer. during application and for a minimum of fireproofing. b. plaster-type mixer or a continuous minimum shall be maintained for 24 hours prior to mixer specifically modified for cementitious application. The Monokote Accelerator is injected parties at the completion of pre-designated areas into the Monokote Type MK-6/HY at the spray gun. air circulation and 3 and a mixer density of 640–720 kg/m (40-45 pcf) ventilation must be provided to achieve a minimum b. Sprayed Fire-Resistive Material Applied to Structural d. Monokote fireproofing shall be mixed by machine in a. Box 7137 Dammam 31462 Saudi Arabia | Tel: +966 (13) 847 1475 | Fax: +966 (13) 847 1575 | Web: www.avi-sa.) or greater. Signs should be posted in all areas in the correct hangability. all previously mixed material. c. Application a. “Thickness and Density Determination for Spray e. Applied Fireproofing”. Application of Monokote fireproofing can be made in the following sequence: 1. the blades turn. using standard plastering type equipment or continuous a.