Passive Fire Protection

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Chartek 2218

Introducing the newest product to our hydrocarbon passive fire protection range. 
Chartek® 2218 is our latest epoxy PFP system for installations requiring certification to the ANSI/UL1709 standard. Using patented technology, Chartek 2218 offers our lowest certified thickness for longer duration fires with the capability of jet fire protection. Simplified installation and unique rapid cure, even at low temperatures, enable faster application, improve production rates and reduce overall costs.

Fire Types

Real fires can have an infinite number of variations with respect to growth phase, peak temperature and duration. However, to allow for benchmarking between fire protection products, the industry has adopted standard fire curves for different types of fires. We have categorized fires into 2 types:

  • Cellulosic
  • Hydrocarbon (includes Jet fire)

Unprotected steel experiences a rapid temperature rise when exposed to a fire. Our products help protect steel from reaching its “critical core temperature” within a certain time period. This critical core temperature is the temperature when steel starts to lose its load bearing capacity and can depend on the grade of steel used and its load bearing requirement.

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Cellulosic Fires

Cellulosic fires are fueled by combustibles such as wood, paper, textiles, etc. The cellulosic standard fire curve reaches 932°F (500°C) within 5 minutes and rises to 2012°F (1100°C) and above over time.

FirestheticsTM is our extraordinary approach to architectural fire protection.  It is the harmonious fusion of science and art to create customized fire protection providing clear distinctive solutions for protecting exposed structures without diminishing architectural integrity and vision.



Hydrocarbon Fires

Pool Fires
Hydrocarbon fires are extremely turbulent. They are also known as pool fires and are fueled by oil and gas and have a very rapid heat rise to 1832°F (1000°C) within 5 minutes and rises to 2012°F (1100°C) shortly thereafter.

Jet fires
Are a particular group of hydrocarbon fueled fires expelled from an orifice under pressures of 2 bar or greater. They can have high erosive forces in addition to high heat fluxes above those experienced in open pool fires.




 

Service and Support Every Step of the Way
It's not just about product performance, it is also about the associated services and support we provide to complement our fire protection offer.

Fire Engineering

Right from the very beginning of your project our industry leading structural and fire engineering specialist team can work with you to review the passive fire protection requirements for your asset, providing:
  • State-of-the-art computer modeling for structural response in a fire
  • Structural member heat transfer modelling
  • Optimized passive fire protection specifications
Experience on-site technical support teams

Our network of dedicated fireproofing technical service representatives available for your support with:
  • Many years of experience in supporting fireproofing projects around the world
  • Full understanding of yard practices and operating conditions
Project Testing

Our state-of-the-art $10 million R&D facility allows us to carry out testing to satisfy our customers’ individual project needs. The facility contains:
  • Screening furnaces
  • Full scale furnaces
  • Dedicated application facilities
  • Environmentally controlled conditioning areas 



 

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