What Must You Know About the Passive Fire Protection?

by Mihai B. Fire Prevention Expert

A fire accident can happen at any time despite the mistake of none. However, in such conditions, you do not want to blame anyone. However, if you already have a passive fire protection system, then you do not have to blame anyone either. Be it the fire doors or the fire dampers Ireland all are the parts for a comprehensive passive fire protection service. People generally are aware of the fire suppression (sprinklers, fire extinguishers, etc.), but the concept of passive protection is still not clear for all. The current article will let you know about some of the crucial things related to passive fire protection.

Passive Fire Protection Works Round the Clock

Do not go with the name passive. It works round the clock. Passive fire protection works on the concept of compartmentalization of the fire through the structural resistance to the fire. It prevents the fire if properly installed and maintained. A proper installed passive PFP can easily save the lives and properties living or working in the building.

PFP Comes with Code and Certification

One of the most complicated matters of PFP is the codes and regulations that one needs to follow. It is vital to understand that a particular product (a window, for instance) is not fire-rated in and of itself, it is rated only when it is installed properly and used in a fire-rated assembly or tested system. Like in every construction detail, the documents must clarify that what and where you need the fire-resistant component such as fire ratted wall, fire-rated glass, or the fire dampers Ireland.

Where to Use PFP

As you are already aware that PFP needs to follow code and regulation, now you must know where the PFP is used. The first area where the PFP must be used is in the structural component. Using fire-proof materials like gypsum-based plasters and cementitious products, mineral wool wraps and insulation, and fireproofing cladding to building the concrete structure. Further, by designing and applying the fireproofing material properly, the integrity of the structure can be maintained even at the time of the fire outbreak.

Further, PFP is used for the compartmentation process. With the use of the fire-door, firewalls, smoke barriers compartmentalization is created. These barriers are used to limit the spread of fire in a building and allow safe egress. These help the people to get out of the building by holding back the fire into a specific area through compartmentation.

Maintaining the PFP

It is not that you have only installed the PFP, and your work is over. You must ensure that all the PFPs are regularly checked and maintained. If you are not sure how a building change will affect your PFP systems, do not hesitate to seek answers from professionals. No matter that you are using fire dampers Ireland, or fire-rated glasses, all should be checked at regular intervals.

Final Words

Therefore, over here in the current post, you have seen that how PFP or passive fire protection works. It helps the building, and its occupants stay safe from the fire.

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About Mihai B. Freshman   Fire Prevention Expert

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Created on Jun 24th 2020 03:20. Viewed 235 times.


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