Fire stopping service penetrations
When conducting a passive fire protection survey and coming up with a plan, it is important that every single element is thought through in detail. This includes ensuring that service penetrations in fire-separating elements are looked at thoroughly to ensure they are correctly sealed.
Fire compartmentation in a building means that each compartment is self-contained through the use of fire rated elements within walls, floors and ceilings. The purpose of this is to reduce the chances of fire spreading rapidly throughout a building.
Making sure that any compartment wall, floor or ceiling is secure will allow a fire to be contained to the area in which it started, reducing the risk of it spreading. Therefore, damage from a fire can be reduced and more importantly occupants of a building can evacuate safely.
Service penetration seals are used to improve the fire resistance of a building element or sections, helping protect cables, cable trays, pipes and ventilation ducts. Carrying out a full scale fire stopping survey will help determine where these seals are needed.
At EA-RS Passive Fire Protection we can use our knowledge and expertise to help a business with their service penetrations to secure their fire line compartmentation plan. This will include carrying out a survey, identifying what is required and then installing the correct fire stopping equipment.
If you are unsure if your building is protected against fire spreading quickly and would like to find out more, our team are ready to help - contact us now.