Passive fire protection is based on installing products and materials into the existing structure of a building to prevent the spread of flames and smoke in the event of a fire. One such way of doing this is through the installation of fire resisting glazing.
Fire resisting glazing is specially designed and manufactured glass which has been proven to prevent the spread of a fire for a given amount of time, allowing it to be contained while occupants of a building can be evacuated safely. The use of fire resisting glazing within a passive fire protection plan is therefore essential.
Furthermore, not only can fire resisting glazing prevent the spread of fire and smoke, but it can also restrict radiant and conductive heat transfer. This means that objects on the other side of the glass will not overheat and spontaneously combust. The safety provided by this material cannot be underestimated and should be handled by fire safety experts.
Here at Surefire Passive our team of highly skilled engineers will be able to select the right type of fire resisting glazing for your requirements. Once the correct approach has been finalised, we will then install the glazing and maintain it to ensure that it will always be effective in preventing the spread of a fire.
If you would like to find out more about how fire resisting glazing can help contain a fire, or want to have it installed within your building, our team would be more than happy to help. Contact us now to help protect your building and its occupants.