Structural protection is an integral component of any fire strategy as it safeguards lives and restricts the financial impact of damage to buildings and their contents. The protection of multi-level buildings are especially important as once the structural integrity is compromised the whole buildings stability is at risk. There are 2 types of solutions for steel work one being board encasement systems and the other a board encasement system. Intumescent paint when applied correctly can offer upto 120 minute fire protection. The coating expands at high temperatures and forms a protective, insulating layer on the surface of the steel. In the event of a fire the steel structure will be protected for a given period of time while the people are safely evacuated and fire fighters and extinguish the blaze. It is imperative that you use a trained and accredited company to apply your fire protection products.
There are water based, solvent and hybrid technology systems suitable for different environments and applications and CVD are supported by Nullifire, Sherwin Williams and Jotun to name a few.