The Hilti Way to Passive Fire Protection

Read this blog to learn how Hilti, through a combination of innovative products, software and service offerings in Passive fire protection is saving lives world


When a building catches fire, there is a number of factors that come to play as the reason behind why the building caught fire. There may have been a short circuit, or probably some electrical work got undone leading to a risk to life and property. Knowing that incidents of a fire breakout may happen anytime, anywhere; one should be prepared adequately to prevent any damage to human lives and possessions. Two types of fire protection can help minimize the losses related to fire, namely; Active Fire Protection and Passive Fire Protection.

Active Fire Protection includes the Fire Protection systems that are used as an active measure taken to curb and to protect the property from the line of fire. It includes tools such as detection alarms, sprinkler systems, extinguishers, and firefighters.

Passive Fire Protection primarily focuses on fire prevention as a passive measure which prevents a fire from taking place at the first instance itself and includes tools such as fire collars, wraps, bandages, foams, sealants, sprays, cast-in and sleeve devices, coating systems, cushions, and mortars.

While Active fire protection is the most sought after in an occasion of a fire, passive fire protection is, by far, the most effective. 

Understanding Passive Fire Protection-Trends

Fire prevention is not taken very seriously in India by builders. The importance of fire safety at the construction level is also underestimated. Fire Accidents have caused an average of 62 deaths per day in the last five years, and INR 1000 crores are lost every year due to fire.

It is an important issue that must be given adequate attention and must be incorporated during the inception of the idea of constructing a building. A fire protection system is an essential component of a building’s safety plan, regardless of whether it’s a commercial facility, hospital, or educational facility. Without a fire protection system, the lives of those who are inside the building are placed at high risk in the event of an emergency. That’s why passive fire protection systems have been designed to help protect the building and its occupants during a fire.

Passive Fire Protection uses systems that do not require any motion or action to work we provide preformed solution and sealants to serve for all kind of MEP and Joint application which covers Top of wall joint and Façade joint application. Ultimately these systems act with compartmentation created and make building into sections to help contain and slow the spread of the fire and smoke while helping to guide occupants safely out of danger. However, to ensure that a building and everyone inside is completely protected, it needs to have both passive and active fire protection systems.

However, it is crucial to be very cautious while installing a passive fire protection system. Even if just one of these gaps leaks, then the entire fire protection system is no longer useful. Therefore, when designing passive fire protection systems, it is important to use a range of firestop solutions and not just one product. This helps you to ensure all the gaps are blocked in a fire-rated area, and that these penetrations work together to stop the spread of fire.

What Hilti has to Offer in the Area of Passive Fire Protection

Hilti has over 30 years of experience in providing internationally approved and tested firestop systems, premium software, and support to help save lives and buildings from fire. At Hilti, we offer a wide range of code compliant firestop products, design software, and technical assistance to help design and specify firestop systems.

Fire protection systems can save lives and contain damage to a building during a fire.

They’re also a legal requirement for construction in today’s times. Passive fire protection systems are designed to stop the spread of flames, smoke, and toxic gases in a fire.

They block gaps in walls, ceilings, and floors caused by penetrations from pipes, cables, and joints in fire-rated areas. So it’s vital to include passive fire protection – firestop systems – in any building design, right from the start of a project.

Hilti offers a wide range of Firestop products, which makes it easy for you to find solutions compatible with an extensive variety of sizes and shapes of cables, pipes, joints, and penetration holes.

Firestop Cast-in Devices

Pre-formed, easy-to-inspect firestop device for pipe penetrations through concrete for new constructions and fire-rated floors. It is a one-stop solution for pipe floor penetrations that leaves zero scopes of error compared to traditional methods. A more reliable for vertical penetrations

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Firestop Sleeves and Pathways

Hilti brings pre-formed, easy-to-inspect firestop sleeves for cable penetrations. These sleeves are specially designed for buildings where airflow control and cost-effective maintenance is a priority, such as hospitals and data centers.

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Firestop Blocks, Plugs, and Cushions

Specific pre-formed, quick-install firestop solutions for cable, pipe and mixed penetrations Designed for easy re-penetration while reducing dust and airborne fiber particles.

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Firestop Cable Transit System

Modular firestop sealing solutions including frames, sleeves, modules, plug seals, accessories, etc. for cable penetrations offering water-, smoke- and gas-tightness for various onshore and offshore, energy and industry applications.

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Firestop Sealants & Sprays

A wide–range of Firestop sealants, sprays and fire caulk designed for use in linear and curtain wall joints, as well as penetrations in walls and floors.

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Firestop Collars, Wraps & Bandages

Find the best-in-class fire collar to firestop cables, pipes and mixed penetrations in standard and non-standard wall and floor configurations.

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Firestop Putties

Whether you need to firestop outlet boxes or small cable penetrations, you will find the solution here. Our quick to install putty pads, putty sticks, and cable discs

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Firestop Foams

Hilti brings re-penetrable, smoke-tight, and flexible fire foam solutions are ideal to firestop cable, pipe or mixed penetrations in small to medium-sized openings.

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Smoke and Acoustic Products

Hilti’s flagship, easy to dispense seals for tool construction joints and openings in non-fire-rated acoustic barriers and smoke partitions help you to enhance soundproofing and limit the smoke spread.

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Passive Fire Protection system approaches the fire threat differently and is critical to the integrity of the building and the safety of those insides. However, for these systems to work correctly they need to be maintained and kept up-to-date with the latest fire safety codes. Passive fire protection can help protect lives and property during a case of fire. Hilti, with over 30 years of experience in providing internationally approved and tested firestop systems, premium software, and support to save lives and buildings from fire, is the best comprehensive solution available in the market in the area to Passive fire protection.