Keep constructions most versatile and reliable material protected.
Steel Fire Protection Intumescent
Through client specification, we can offer and achieve 30, 60 or 120 minutes fire protection.
All intumescent coatings are specifically applied to the appropriate dry film thickness to achieve the required passive fire protection and are tested onsite in accordance with our third-party certification.
Intumescent Paint is applied directly to the contour of primed I and H section columns, angles, channels, beams and hollow sections to provide fire protection for up to 120 minutes.
When specifying intumescent paint, it is important to consider if the protected steel surface is going to be seen, or whether it is going to be covered up upon project completion.
For any intumescent coating to work correctly a charring distance must be left around all coated surfaces. We recommend a minimum of 50mm clearance to allow the product to undergo the required chemical reaction under fire conditions, which provides the insulating layer for the steel.
Did you know steel is incredibly strong until...
A fire breaks out and it starts to lose its load-bearing strength at temperatures over 550°C+
That’s the point when the building becomes at higher risk of collapse and worse, endangering lives.
So is there a way to prevent or mitigate this danger?
Yes, by using intumescent paint which is designed to protect the buildings steel structure in the event of a fire.
When applied directly to primed I and H section columns, angles, channels, beams and hollow sections provide fire protection for up to 120 mins.
In the fire, a chemical reaction takes place causing the intumescent paint to expand and form an insulating layer. This slows the temperature of the steel rising to critical levels.
Steel is the backbone of modern construction, to keep it performing safely for years to come… we must fireproof steel.