How is fireproofing applied?

The most common way of fireproofing is by spraying low-density fibers or cementitious compounds, called spray-applied fire-resistive materials or SFRM. These sprays can be applied wet or dry, in coatings of the desired thickness, to provide heat resistance to steel.

What are two different tests for spray on fireproofing?

Cohesion and Adhesion Testing. The simple pull gauge records the actual fail point in lbs./ft. Inspections and testing performed for the TFIFRM consists of Wet or Dry Thickness Measurements.

What is fireproofing insulation?

Passive Fire Protection products (commonly referred to as Fireproofing) are used to prevent or delay the failure of steel and concrete structures exposed to fire. These materials are intended to insulate the structural members during the event of a fire, delaying any loss of the integrity of the structural members.

What is spray-on fireproofing?

Spray applied fireproofing, commonly referred to as spray-applied fire-resistive materials (SFRM) or spray-on fireproofing, is a passive fire protection system that reduces the rate of temperature increase in concrete or steel during a fire.

Can fireproofing get wet?

Is spray fireproofing vulnerable to moisture? Yes, moisture can cause damage to most spray fireproofing products, especially cementitious or fiber-based coatings. They should not be installed in areas that are exposed to moisture or standing water.

How thick is fireproofing on steel?

“Specified” Thickness of Fireproofing (SFRM) requiring spray-on fireproofing are to have a ½″ covering of Cafco.

What is fireproofing a site?

If you didn’t know cookies are what keep you signed into websites; if you delete the cookies, then you have to sign in again. “Fireproofing” a site keeps its cookies, avoiding this.

Do I need a complete survey of the fireproofing?

A complete survey of the fireproofing is needed in order to maintain the system and project future cost of the Maintenance Program. The survey must be conducted by a N.A.C.E. Inspector with knowledge of the fireproofing system, and recommended and approved by Isolatek International.

What is fireproofing and why is it important?

Fireproofing provides materials and structures resistance to fire so that during an accidental case of fire the critical structures keep operating until the fire is brought under control.

What are the different types of fireproofing?

On a broad scale, Fireproofing is divided into two groups: In case of active fireproofing, human intervention is required for some kind of action to activate the fireproofing system. Whereas, passive fireproofing is planned and designed considering safety plans beforehand. The most common type of passive fireproofing is

Why do I need maintenance for my fireproofing system?

As a result, the fireproofing system is susceptible to damage caused by items such as impact and weathering. A Maintenance program is essential to maintain the integrity of a completely installed fireproofing system.