Cementitious Fireproofing

Cementitious Fireproofing

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Cementitious coatings remain a viable solution for reproofing facilities under some circumstances. As relatively inexpensive materials, they can be a smart solution where conditions allow. But intumescent reproofing is far more advanced from a technical standpoint, carries with it some benefits of being applied like and behaving as a traditional coating and offers the flexibility of added re protection where necessary.
Franklin Floortech Cementitious Fireproofing is passive Fire Protection products (commonly referred to as Fireproofing) is used to prevent or delay the failure of steel and concrete structures exposed to re. These materials are intended to insulate the structural members during the event of are, delaying any loss of the integrity of the structural members.
Many building code require reproofing protection to structural steel as a safety precaution. The most common way to provide such protection in the U.S. is by spraying low-density fiber or cementitious compounds, now called spray applied re-resistive material (SFRM). The product can be sprayed on steel to provide heat resistance and also can be applied over wood, fabric, and other building materials. Building codes dictate the required thickness of the coat is applied. Sprays are divided into a wet spray or dry spray materials, describing how the material is mixed and applied. Sprays are not the only choice, though. Other options can be superior to commonly used sprays depending on circumstances, and they are worth considering.
Passive Fire Protection products (commonly referred to as Fireproofing) are used to prevent or delay the failure of steel and concrete structures exposed to be. These materials are intended to insulate the structural members during the event of a ¬re, delaying any loss of the integrity of the structural members.

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Composition of Spray Applied Fireproofing SFRM is composed of cement or gypsum and often contains other materials like mineral wool, quartz, perlite, or vermiculite. The gypsum or cement makes up the majority of the solution and is selected because it hardens as it dries. Fireproofing Methods for Structural Steel Intumescent Coatings Also known as intumescent paint, this method provides ¬re resistance to structural steel embers. One of the key benefits is that intumescent coatings will expand as much as 100 times the original thickness of the material, providing superior -re resistance by creating a buffer between there and the steel members. The coating will undergo a chemical reaction and expand when subjected to extreme temperatures but before the temperatures become hot enough to affect the integrity of the steel. Intumescent coatings are a great solution when aesthetics come into play with steel that is exposed to the general public. The product is applied just like paint, with every layer adding to the overall thickness of the product. This reproofing material can be applied to structural wood as well.
Rigid Board Fireproofing

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Concrete
This option is far less common than it used to be, but for some projects, it can be beneficial to encase large sections of steel in concrete. Doing so requires more space because of the volume of concrete used, and it tends to be less aesthetically pleasing than other options. Structures like large parking garages are less concerned with these factors, so such structures might still employ this method. Achieve additional re protection by including reinforcements, such as rebar, between the flanges that are held in place by concrete
Liquid Convection Cooling
First patented in the 19th century, liquid convection cooling involves running water, a rust inhibitor, and antifreeze through hollow structural members. If there is are, the hot liquid will rise, allowing cooler water to be run into the portion of the structure affected by there, thus reducing the temperature of the structural members.

Rigid board reproofing

Rigid board reproofing can be installed quickly and easily. One of the benefits is that it can be installed as you go during the process of installing steel decks and beams. Rigid board reproofing provides the right reproofing requirements as well as thermal and acoustic control. This type of reproofing can be mechanically fastened and can prevent pests and termite attacks. It also is available in different thicknesses to meet UL requirements and can withstand moisture and humidity without losing its stopping characteristics. Boards can be designed to precise measurements and can include decorative finishes.


Flexible Blanket Systems
Specially designed flexible blankets can be used as reproofing material, making it easy to install and maintain a toxin free environment in case of are. Although a very practical and convenient method, there are only limited numbers of manufacturers. This application can meet almost all safety standards and codes, providing a cost-effective and reliable system to prevent are from spreading to structural members. Blanket systems can be a good option when dealing with complex shape.
Autoclaved Aerated Concrete Autoclaved aerated concrete can enhance and provide re resistance when needed, especially around steel columns. This produces reproofing characteristics when installed between the flanges and tied to the web of rolled sections. When you need to have longer ¬re resistance requirements, it can be beneficial to pour concrete between the flanges of the steel components using shear connections attached to the steel web. The concrete that is being placed needs to be retained at the bottom of the connection area.

International Building Code
Most municipalities or other jurisdictions in the U.S. use the International Building Code (IBC) as the foundation for their own standards. The IBC is updated every three years and most recently received an update in 2018. Building materials and reproofing methods typically are rated in minutes, based on tests conducted. For example, if a particular reproofing method is rated for 60 minutes, that means it should help maintain structural integrity for at least 60 minutes. Obviously, the higher the rating, the more time that buys for evacuation and for extinguishing there while limiting damage.
Actual building requirements vary based on the building’s intended use, location, and other factors.
Approved Fireproofing Products

Recognized worldwide

Recognized worldwide for their in place performance and superior durability the cementitious reproofing products we use can be found in all types of building including:
• High-rise Steel structure construction
• Manufacturing Facilities
• Schools, College, Universities
• Hospital & Pharmaceuticals Industries
• Garments & Textile Industries
• Commercial & Residential Areas

Benefits of Gypsum & Portland Cement Based Fireproofing
• Increases applicator productivity due to fast and efficient application.
• Provides up to 4 hours re resistance ratings.
• UL retested and factory inspected.
• Resists damage from air erosion and abrasion.
• Gypsum-based formulation contains no mineral fibers.

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