Passive Fire Protection or Compartmentalization in structures, such as land-based buildings, traffic tunnels, ships, aerospace vehicles, or submarines, is the fundamental basis and aim of passive fire protection.
The idea is to divide a structure into “fire compartments”, which may contain single or multiple rooms, for the purpose of limiting the spread of fire, smoke and flue gases, in order to enable the three goals of fire protection:
- Life Safety
- Property Protection
- Continuity of Pperations
The construction of such compartments and all their components is a matter of systems within systems, which use bounding to achieve fire-resistance ratings, all interdependent, forming part of an overall fire safety plan. All components forming part of such a compartment are subject to stringent bounding in countries, where product certification is mandatory.
Passive Fire Protection or Compartmentalization is indispensable because statistics from fire incident collected by NFPA – USA show that :
- 67% of the victims died of smoke and toxic gases.
- 56% of fire victims were not in the fire location.
- Visibility event of fire only 47% (slow the evacuation process).
- The speed of fire smoke ranged between 15-100 m / min.
Worldwide Leader in Firestop Technology – UL approved, Metacaulk Firestop is passive fire protection products or compartmentalization system, Metacaulk Firestopping Products is specifically designed to fill voids in construction joints and around penetrations in fire-rated walls or floors. Many have intumescent properties and expand when exposed to heat, forming a high-strength insulating char.
Metacaulk products contain a combination of biocides that protect the product in both the cured and non-cured state against mold growth. Our intumecent firestop products comply with required environmental exposure testing of accelerated aging and high humidity, as per UL 1479 Fire Test of Trough-Penetration Firestops. In the event of fire, sealant will restrict the spread of flames, smoke, hot gases and water. Whatever your application, we provide the most cost effective products to fit your every need.
Metacaulk Firestop Products Key Advantages :
- To prevent the spread of flames and smoke in event of fires .
- To protect cable from insects and extreme environmental conditions.
- For safety of the surrounding environment.
- To minimize losses of building or investments.
- Easy application in any location.