Passive Fire Protection​

Passive Fire Protection attempts to contain fires or slow the spread through compartmentalization of the overall building such as fire-resistant walls, floors and doors. It is in effect an integral component of the components of structural fire protection and fire safety. This stops or limits the spread of fire from the room of fire origin to the rest of the building, limiting damage and providing more time for the occupants to evacuate in case of emergencies.

1. Penetration Seal

Fire Stopping is best defined as the sealing of any openings to prevent fire, smoke and heat from passing through the building. A firestop is a fire protection system which is used to seal openings and joints in fire-resistance rated wall or floor assemblies in order to contain the spread of fire by creating fire resisting compartments to restrict both lateral and vertical spread. This impedes the spread of fire by filling the openings in them with fire-resistant materials.

2. Fire Doors

Fire Doors are widely underestimated. However, they are key contender in the main implementation of creating compartmentation in a building. Looking for a certification label is the most trustworthy method when attempting to identify a fire door. They will have a certification label in the top edge of the door leaf.

3. Structural Fire Protection

Hand or spray applied intumescent coatings from leading manufacturers to maintain the integrity of structural steels and provide a fire rating of up to two hours in both internal and external environments. Products can be provided to meet decorative and fire performance specifications.

4. Fire Barrier Systems

Fire Barrier Systems (also known as Cavity Barriers) provide protection against fire and smoke in hidden areas. They are essential to prevent the rapid spread of fire in concealed spaces within a building and effectively prevent the spread of fire and smoke within unseen roof and ceiling voids.

5. Fire Curtain Systems

A fire curtain is used to provide fire separation between two spaces. It may provide smoke control, but that is not its primary purpose, which is to prevent the spread of fire. It typically may be used to protect an open stairway or to prevent fire moving from one floor to another, through an open atrium.

6. Durasteel

Durasteel® is a composite panel of fibre reinforcement cement, mechanically bonded to steel sheets on both outer surfaces. It is classed as non-combustible to BS 476: Part 4: 1970 and A1 to Clause 10 of BS EN 13501-1: 2002. Promat Durasteel® provides up to 240 minutes fire resistance and is both highly impact and moisture resistant. Promat Durasteel® has been developed and supported through rigorous testing for use in barriers, doors and ceiling applications, with a wide range of specifications available.