Fire stopping service penetrations
When conducting a passive fire protection survey and coming up with a plan, it is important that every single element
is thought through in detail. This includes ensuring that service penetrations in fire-separating elements are looked
at thoroughly to ensure they are correctly sealed.
Fire compartmentation in a building means that each compartment is self-contained through the use of fire rated
elements within walls, floors and ceilings. The purpose of this is to reduce the chances of fire spreading rapidly
throughout a building.
Making sure that any compartment wall, floor or ceiling is secure will allow a fire to be contained to the area in
which it started, reducing the risk of it spreading. Therefore, damage from a fire can be reduced and more importantly
occupants of a building can evacuate safely.
Service penetration seals are used to improve the fire resistance of a building element or sections, helping protect
cables, cable trays, pipes and ventilation ducts. Carrying out a full scale fire stopping survey will help determine
where these seals are needed.
At Surefire Passive we can use our knowledge and expertise to help a business with their service penetrations to
secure their fire line compartmentation plan. This will include carrying out a survey, identifying what is required
and then installing the correct fire stopping equipment.
If you are unsure if your building is protected against fire spreading quickly and would like to find out more, our
team are ready to help - contact us now.