Fire protection is necessary for all forms of construction. A proper fire design consideration help to delay energy transmission and offers the audience time before failure. Passive fire protection is one of the best solutions to reduce the spread of fire, which is the leading cause of harm to people and property.
There are various types of fire protection, and each will have different functions that benefit for protecting either community or quality of projects. Among various solutions, passive fire protection is still considered the ideal way for all levels of construction.
Passive fire protection, known as PFP, is an essential part of any fire plan. It is included within the structure of a building to protect people’s lives and reduce the financial impact of damage to structures and possessions.
The primary goals of utilizing PFP are to minimize the spread of fire and smoke by isolating them in a single compartment and protecting escape pathways for critical escape methods. Furthermore, this strategy contributes to the protection of the building structure, assuring its long-term viability.
When there is no PFP, fires or explosions can quickly escalate, leading to a loss of life or severe injury, significant damage to assets, production interruptions, or even total breakdowns. All structures require protection to ensure that they do not collapse unexpectedly and that there is enough time for people to evacuate and crews to put out the fire. There are a few industry requirements for various structures and assets, each of which has a distinct set of problems that PFP coatings can fix.
Passive fire protection systems are integrated into the structure to offer stability and into the walls and floors to divide the building into manageable danger regions called compartments. The protection is given by the materials aimed to create the structure or added to the building to improve fire resistance.
These methods are referred to as “passive” since they do not require any human action or external energy input when a fire occurs. They intend to enable the evacuation of individuals and the intervention of emergency services while confining the fire in a compartmentalized space for as long as needed.
Two common types of fire prevention solutions following can meet all of the requirements:
Each of them will bring specific results, but both have the same purposes in combining: protecting people and construction.
With more than 27 years of experience, VIVABLAST provides consulting and construction services for passive fire protection that meets both domestic and international standards:
VIVABLAST is confident that we can develop good fireproof goods to match project requirements on time with the most outstanding quality machines, equipment, and a team of highly qualified specialists.
Passive fire protection systems will be built based on industry, structure, building materials, fire scenario, and durability. Usually, a method is defined according to the form of fire as follows:
In general, passive fire protection would be an ideal solution to learn to apply for construction. And if you are looking for a professional team with a wide range of experience, do not hesitate to contact VIVABLAST. We are willing to support and help conduct the best fire protection systems.