WHY FIRE PROTECTION IS IMPORTANT
Firestop regulations, life safety and fire containment
Fire protection systems can save lives and contain damage to a building during a fire.
They’re also a legal requirement.
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 important to include passive fire protection – firestop systems – in any building design, right from the start of a project.
At Hilti we offer a wide range of code compliant firestop products, design software and technical support to help design and specify firestop systems.
HOW TO DESIGN AN EFFICIENT FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEM
Passive fire protection systems are designed to block flames, smoke and toxic gases spreading through a building by blocking gaps in fire-rated walls, ceilings and floors.
If just one of these gaps leaks, then the fire protection system is no longer efficient.
When designing passive fire protection systems it’s therefore 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.
- Find firestop products, which can work for a wide range of sizes and shapes of cables, pipes, joints and penetration holes.