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 why fire protection is so important.
What is the Fire Stopping Solutions Finder?
Where to use Passive Fire Protection Products?
Sika’s passive fire protection solutions are designed to to seal all types of building joints and penetrations to ensure the fire stays in defined compartments, allowing people to evacuate safely.
Sika passive fire protection solutions comply with the higherst international standards (including EN, UL, EAD (ETAG), ASTM, AS, Certifire).
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.
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 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 on a roll