Fireproofing paint is one of the most effective passive fire protection method. This type of paint meets the requirements of fire prevention and fighting techniques along with its sensitive heat-sensing properties. Also, it can protect steel structures from being affected by fire for 60 – 150 minutes. It can be said that this is the most optimal fire protection solution for factory buildings.
The factory is one of the projects that require high fire protection measures. Because most factory buildings use iron and steel as the supporting frame, this material has the disadvantage of very low heat resistance. Therefore, using fireproofing paint for the entire project is really necessary.
When the building is protected by a layer of fireproofing paint, the material’s surface will be maintained for up to 1-2 hours. This is enough time for the fire brigade to approach and carry out fire fighting, contributing to minimizing damage when a fire incident occurs. In addition, fire retardant paint also has the effect of preventing and slowing down the process of fire spreading to neighboring areas. This will limit the destruction of the structure, and at the same time, people in the fire area will have more time to move to a safe place.
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It is no coincidence that flame retardant paint is said to be the most effective passive fire protection method. Here we take a look at some of the advantages of this paint and how they protect steel structures in factory buildings.
Some of the advantages of fire retardant paint make this paint the first choice for most projects today:
Although each type of fireproofing paint will have a different heat resistance time, the general mechanism of action is the same:
With the above operating mechanism, the paint can prevent the spread of fire and block heat transfer to the outside, helping to protect the equipment and machinery of the workshop from being damaged. At each temperature level, the flame rsetardant layer will work differently to minimize damage to people and property. Even the fire proofing process can last up to 3-4 hours, enough time for the fire department to reach the fire.
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Besides fireproofing paint, several other passive fire protection is also recommended to be used in combination to achieve the highest fireproofing efficiency:
At VIVABLAST, in addition to applying fireproofing paint, we also combine some other passive fire protection measures, apply additional fireproofing panels to increase insulation efficiency, or use ceramic fiber insulation. Each combination will be suitable for different construction properties. For more information on this matter, please contact us through the following information: