Passive Fire Protection

Passive Fire Protection (PFP) is an integral component of the three components of structural fire protection and fire safety in a building. PFP attempts to contain fires or slow the spread, through use of Fire-Resistant doors, Fire retardant paint, Cable fire protection Etc.

Fire-Resistant doors
A fire door is a door with a fire-resistance rating (sometimes referred to as a fire protection rating for closures) used as part of a passive fire protection system to reduce the spread of fire and smoke between separate compartments of a structure and to enable safe egress from a building or structure or ship. In North American building codes, it along with fire dampers, is often referred to as a closure, which can be derated compared against the fire separation that contains it, provided that this barrier is not a firewall or an occupancy separation.
Fire doors may be made of a combination of materials, such as:
  1. Glass sections
  2. Gypsum (as an endothermic fill)
  3. Steel
  4. Timber
  5. Vermiculite-boards
  6. Aluminium
PA Systems, CCTV
Fire Retardant Paint

A Fire Retardant Paints main purpose is stopping flame and fire spreading over a given surface. They do this by releasing a flame dampening gas once they become hot. To ensure their effective they are tested against respective safety standards. Fire Retardant Paint can be applied to walls, floors and ceilings in any space.

In certain areas e.g. public areas such as hotels etc. it is imperative that the correct level of fire resistance is achieved to ensure that all relevant laws and legislation are adhered to.

Cable Fire Protection

Fire Systems Cable Fire Protection , Paint / Coating provides reliable, maintenance free, low cost fire protection that few, if any other, system can match.

Fire Systems Cable Coating also protects cable insulation from exposure to fires such as those caused by lube oil or other flammable material that may accumulate around cable trays.

The protection time frame that Fire S Systems Cable Paint/ Coating can provide to protect electrical cables from a fire before the insulation begins to deteriorate will depend on the intensity of the flame, type and size of cables, type of insulation and other variables. In the event that a maximum time lapse protection from fire exposure is desired, a heavier coating can be applied to those areas.

Fire Systems offer two (2) variations of Cable Coating for the protection of electrical cables.

i) Ablative Cable Coating
Exterior and Interior Cable Coating to stop spread of flame or Fire Rate cable

ii) Intumastic Cable Coating
Interior Cable Coating to stop spread of flame or Fire Rate cable.