What is Passive Fire Protection?
Modern building frameworks are interspersed with multiple utility and network services including cables, pipes and ventilation ducts in both horizontal and vertical directions, resulting in countless penetrations through most of the walls and floors. Each of these penetrations and every joint between different building structures, elements and areas, is potentially a passage for the spread of flames, heat and toxic smoke into adjoining rooms and areas, which – in the worst case – may result in uncontrolled fire propagation throughout the entire building. This is where fire protection comes into play: Whilst active fire protection systems such as sprinklers, can extinguish fires, passive fire protection is designed to prevent the spread of fire and contain it in defined compartments to minimize damage and – even more importantly – to allow people in other compartments time to evacuate safely. In the event of a fire, the heat and smoke will spread through penetrations and joints in the walls and floors, causing damage, endangering people and potentially also blocking escape routes.
Product Areas of Passive Fire Protection
Where to use Passive Fire Protection Products?
Sika’s passive fire protection solutions are designed to be able to seal all different types of building joints and penetra-tions, in order to help keep fire in defined compartments for a certain period of time, thereby allowing people to evacuate safely. Sika passive fire protection solutions comply with the most relevant national and international standards (including EN, UL, EAD (ETAG), ASTM, AS, Certifire), in order to confirm that they meet the highest fire resistance requirements and con-sequently can help save people’s lives.
Fire rated joint sealant
Fire resistant acrylic sealant for service penetration and joint seals
Fire resistant mineral wool based backer rod system for linear seals
Fire resistant intumescent sealant for penetration seals
Fire resistant acrylic sealant / coating for floor and wall intersections
Fire resistant ablative coating for a protection board
Fire resistant coated protection board
Fire resistant pipe collar
Fire resistant load bearing compound
Fire resistant pipe wrap
Fire resistant pipe wrap on a roll