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What is Structural Passive Fire Protection?

Structural passive fire protection is the process of cladding or coating structural steel supporting members within a building to ensure the building can remain in-tact and upstanding in the event of a fire. Structural steel starts to become malleable at around 500°C with its fail point being around 550°C, with fires exceeding 1000°C within minutes after ignition. Products such as boards and sprayed on intumescent fire coatings are the most effective methods available, to ensure the building stays put long enough to be vacated, and if the fire is contained properly and put out, the building can be reoccupied quicker after a fire, saving heartache and loss.

 

Fire Protection Survey

Although fire risk assessments can tell you what risks you have within your building and potentially how to address them, these surveys will not capture if structural steel fire protection has been damaged, which may mean either repair of replacement of the cladding or coating system. Especially when it comes to sprayed on fire protection. These can become damaged over time, thus rendering the system unfit for purpose. In these instances, it is suggested that review of your structural steel protection be carried out. Ensuring the structural stability of your building whilst a fire is raging.

 

Fire Protection Design Service

Once the structural engineering design of the building has been determined, Surefire Passive will provide independent advice on the correct products and systems based in terms of area use, speed of application and the most cost-effective solution. Surefire Passive can help to take the pain away of mixed manufacture systems and prevent excessive material use.

 

Fire Strategy Engineering

It is usually necessary when designing a building to take into consideration the building use, size, number of occupants, etc and this information should then be used to create a strategy of the building’s construction to achieve the correct fire compartmentation design and layout. Surefire Passive can assist you with the design of safe buildings.

Your existing buildings also require a usable strategy for the layout of the property to ensure compliance to building and fire regulations. Considerations to take into account within existing buildings to assure compliance, are changes in use and occupancy of areas within your building, as these may render the existing Fire Strategy of your building out of date and not applicable or appropriate.

 

Fire Protection Installation Support

Once the correct strategy has been determined, Surefire Passive can provide swift expert installation by fully trained operatives. Our team will work closely with you to plan, schedule and complete work in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Who We Are

Surefire Passive help to ensure that your legal obligations are satisfied and future proofed with fully supported maintenance and installation packages covering all of your passive fire protection requirements.

Our History

Our 25 years of experience covering product manufacture, research, specification, design and installation means that you can trust our team to provide you with the correct advice for your building.

Our Mission

To share our knowledge and expertise to help business gain a better understanding of passive fire protection solutions in the fight against fire.