As a professional in the fire and life safety industry, we perform a wide range of barrier management services for healthcare, long-term care, educational, government, hospitality, commercial and industrial facilities. Fire causes thousands of death and billions of dollars in damage in the U.S. alone every year. This is why regular maintenance for your fire and life safety systems is important to both the integrity of the building and the safety of its occupants. One services that seems to be gaining popularity is fireproofing. Fireproofing is an important component of a building’s complete fire protection, and is a requirement for most commercial buildings. Even buildings built entirely from metal and concrete need protection.
Fireproofing is a method used to protect steel structures for a given period of time-or rating. These materials have been designed to help protect building structures, materials, etc. from a fire. It is a form of passive fire protection to keep the integrity of the building strong during a fire emergency. Typically, the fire-resistance rating is 1-4 hours. Applying the appropriate fireproofing system to certain structures allows them to have a fire-resistance rating. So how do you know which fireproofing system to use?
Fireproofing Installation Applications
Steel-framed high-rise buildings, as defined in Chapter 2 of the 2012 International Building Code (IBC), must be protected with Applied Fireproofing that is capable of achieving minimum bond strength requirements established in IBC Table 403.2.4.
Commercial / Low Density
The family of Commercial Density Spray-Applied Fire Resistive Materials are designed to cover a full range of concealed fireproofing environments. Sometimes referred to as Low-Density SFRM, this comprehensive product line includes both Dry and Wet Spray products, each with distinct uses and advantages
Medium Density SFRMs are designed to cover a full range of exposed, high-traffic applications. Durable portland cement-based formulations provide exceptional physical performance which meets or exceeds industry in-place performance standards.
High-Density Spray-applied Fire Resistive Material (SFRM) is designed to cover a full range of applications requiring superior thermal performance and exceptional durability.
This family of thin-film water-based Intumescent coatings provides designers the flexibility to showcase exposed structural steel. The product line allows designers and architects to obtain a smooth, aesthetically pleasing, and durable finish, along with the required fire protection, while allowing them to realize their visions in steel.
Rigid Board is the ultimate fireproofing problem solver, overcoming a wide range of challenges including out-of-sequence construction phases, space constraints, freezing weather conditions, and construction roof traffic.
Make Sure Your Building Has The Right Fireproofing Installation Application
With regulations consistently updating it is important to have a qualified professional contractor to rely on during these projects. For more information about fireproofing, Contact Us Here, or call 888-674-4519 to learn how LSS can help you choosing the right fireproofing installation application for your facility.