Why is building movement a vital consideration when specifying perimeter fire seals for curtain wall facades?

It is vital curtain wall facades are designed and constructed to withstand constant movement due to forces such as wind loading, and this must include their passive fire protection measures. Managing movement  Since the mid-1900s, buildings with glass external wall…

ASFP opens nominations for its 2022 PFP Awards

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection is seeking nominations for its range of Passive Fire Protection Industry Awards, which aim to highlight excellence in passive fire protection (PFP) and to reward those who contribute to the advancement of awareness, quality…

Maintaining fire-resistance protection in multi-family and other occupancies

To some degree, existing fire-resistance-rated assemblies and their components have been forgotten. That’s what this article is about: maintaining protection using fire-resistance-rated assemblies in existing buildings. Fire test standards for protection Structures can be built with wood, steel and concrete,…

FireCORR 2021 Virtual Conference

Explore the latest trends in passive fire protection (PFP) and corrosion from the experts at the brand-new FireCORR 2021 Virtual Conference. This two-day virtual conference, presented by AMPP (formerly NACE International and SSPC) and the Polish Corrosion Society (Polski Stowarzyszenie…

Putting expertise into bricks and mortar – Siderise launches masonry passive fire protection package

Siderise has launched a suite of new passive fire protection products specifically engineered for masonry facades, making it easy for specifiers and developers to choose the right protection for their buildings. Designed to meet the specific construction challenges and requirements…

Trust in your choice: how can specifiers ensure accurate passive fire product specification?

Devising a firestopping strategy that can help contain and control the spread of fire is an essential part of most construction projects and one that can greatly benefit from collaboration with specialist product manufacturers. In this feature we look at…

The benefits of passive fire protection

Devising a firestopping strategy that can help contain and control the spread of fire is an essential part of most construction projects and one that can greatly benefit from collaboration with specialist product manufacturers. In this feature we look at…

Intumescent materials – the vital technology in passive fire protection systems

They remain inert in normal conditions but expand to many times their dormant size to seal critical gaps around doors, glass, ironmongery and service penetrations when the worst happens. This feature explains the application and characteristics of these key materials.…

Protecting steel to protect people

Protection against fire is a key consideration in building design and construction, and much research and development effort has been focused in this direction. Floor layout, escape routes, fire-doors and sprinklers are some of the active measures currently employed to…

Take an active approach to passive fire protection with Sika

Leading speciality chemical manufacturer Sika Limited is helping specifiers contain and control the spread of fire with its high-performance passive fire-protection products for linear and penetration seals. Sika’s passive fire-protection range has been specifically developed to restore the fire resistance…

Improving standards with door hardware technology

Fire protection systems are a life-saving but often invisible part of any construction project. Though specific guidelines and standards may vary, the European fire protection industry is united in believing buildings must have properly installed fire protection systems that will…

A unique solution to the challenge of safe oil storage

Safe storage of flammable liquids remains a priority, with the focus firmly on fire prevention. Traditional methods are not always suitable for the environment, with LNG and LPG posing their own unique challenges. The latest passive fire prevention developments include…

Fire and Cladding – Solutions; Protect the cavities, limit the damage

Since the dreadful tragedy at Grenfell Tower on June 14th 2017, over three years ago, there have been endless debates about the pros and cons of the different types of cladding currently available and the best options for removing and…

Cold temperature behavior of water-based intumescent coatings

Intumescent – (lat. Intumescencia, swelling) Coatings (IC) are a special type of coatings expanding on exposure to heat and forming an insulative layer to thermally protect underlying substrates. A common problem is the sensitivity of water-based IC to cold temperature…

Fire compartmentation

Readers may recall in Issue 14 of Gulf Fire (April 2019 edition), an article that featured the development of international fire codes and standards. In a similar fashion the use and development of compartmentation can be traced back historically to…

Hempel launches new passive fire protection coating to safeguard civil steel structures

World leading coatings manufacturer Hempel’s new generation fire-protection coating – Hempafire Optima 500 – is specifically designed to improve the productivity of passive fire protection (PFP) coating applications. It achieves this by reducing the number of coats required and the…

Intumescent solutions for fire protection in tall buildings

Steel is used as a structural and fabrication material in tall buildings around the world. This hard, strong alloy contains iron, carbon, and other elements that impart strength and durability. Steel offers many advantages but exhibits poor performance when there…

Intumescent polyurethanes in fire protection

Polyurethanes (PU) are plastics that are usually manufactured on the basis of petroleum, which means they are combustible. Nevertheless, their use in fire protection applications is on the rise. Combustible fire protection: a contradiction? A short overview of fundamentals, requirements…

Construction joints with fire protection requirements

ln building construction, joints between fire protection classified components must have at least the same fire-resistance duration as the components joined by them. Uncertainties continue to persist, however, in the design of fire protection joints. This article explains what designers…

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