Fire Stopping and Fire Compartmentation
Fire Stopping & Compartmentation is an important element within the Passive Fire Protection industry.
Therefore vital for ensuring the safety of occupants and helping to protect any contents within a building.
Fire Stopping is required to seal and close any imperfections of any fit between building elements.
Making sure they complete all requirement in being completely fire resistant.
Furthermore this has to be installed in any joint or junction within the fire protection element.
For instance this can be walls, floors, ceilings etc.
For Compartmentation to be successful, every potential source of airflow must be protected, by ensuring fire resistant materials are fitted correctly.
Compartmentation helps prevent the spread of fire, smoke and toxic gases, which is extremely hazardous and certainly dangerous to health.
As a result it subdivides the building into areas, parting the premises into fire compartments of contained and manageable risk.
Through the use of fire doors, floors and walls of fire-resisting construction. Cavity barriers within roof voids and fire stopping to services that penetrate through these dividing elements.
In addition the fire Resistance of a fire compartment area is determined in time. So going by minutes, this requires fire integrity and fire insulation.
Without a doubt this provides adequate means of escape in the event of a fire was to occur.
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