Fire Proofing, Passive Fire Protection, Fire Stopping, Inspection, Fire Stop Consultancy, fire inspection services, testing in Du - fireproofing

By: Butler Me  09-12-2011
Keywords: Building Construction, Coatings, Fireproofing

Perfection made practical..

Fireproofing - a passive fire protection measure - refers to the act of making materials or structures more resistant to fire, or to those materials themselves, or the act of applying such materials.

In simple terms, Fireproofing is the application of fire retardant cementitious, fibrous, or intumescent products to bare, unprotected structural steel beams, columns or decks of a building.

Applying a certification listed fireproofing system to certain structures allows these to have a fire-resistance rating. The term fireproof does not necessarily mean that an item can never burn. It relates to measured performance under specific conditions of testing and evaluation. Fireproofing does not allow treated items to be entirely unaffected by any fire, as conventional materials are not immune to the effects of fire at a sufficient intensity and/or duration.

Fireproofing is extremely serious and critical to Life-safety and Property-protection, therefore, only design listed fireproofing systems be applied.

We have been undertaking inspection, testing, certification and consulting activities in the field of fireproofing for more than three decades worldwide. In every assignment our objective is to ensure that fireproofing systems are applied in accordance with the international codes & standards, approved designs & specifications and regulatory requirements.

Fireproofing Inspections are carried out in accordance with the following ASTM standards:

  • ASTM E 605: Standard Test Methods for Thickness and Density of Sprayed Fire-Resistive Materials (SFRM) applied to Structural Members

Scope

These test methods cover procedures for determining thickness and density of sprayed fire-resistive material (SFRM) used in structural assemblies. These include sprayed fiber and cementitious types. The test methods are applicable to both laboratory and field procedures.

Referenced Documents

ASTM Standards

E119     Test Methods for Fire Tests of Building Construction and Materials

E631     Terminology of Building Constructions

E84     Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials

  • ASTM E 736: Standard Test Method for Cohesion/Adhesion of Sprayed Fire Resistive Materials (SFRM) applied to Structural Members

If a coating is to fulfill its function of protecting or decorating a substrate, it must adhere to it for the expected service life. Because the substrate and its surface preparation (or lack of it) have a drastic effect on the adhesion of coatings, a method to evaluate adhesion of a coating to different substrates or surface treatments, or of different coatings to the same substrate and treatment, is of considerable usefulness in the industry

Scope

This test method covers a procedure for measuring the cohesion/adhesion or bond strength (tensile) perpendicular to the surface of sprayed fire-resistive material (SFRM) applied to rigid backing. These fire-resistive materials include sprayed fibrous and cementitious materials. The test method is applicable to both laboratory and field procedures.

Referenced Documents

ASTM Standards

E119     Test Methods for Fire Tests of Building Construction and Materials

E605     Test Methods for Thickness and Density of Sprayed Fire-Resistive Material (SFRM) Applied to Structural Members

E84     Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials

  • ASTM D 3359: Standard Test Methods for Measuring Adhesion by Tape Test

Scope

These test methods cover procedures for assessing the adhesion of coating films to metallic substrates by applying and removing pressure-sensitive tape over cuts made in the film.

Referenced Documents

ASTM Standards

D1000     Test Methods for Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive-Coated Tapes Used for Electrical and Electronic Applications

D1730     Practices for Preparation of Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Surfaces for Painting

D2092     Guide for Preparation of Zinc-Coated (Galvanized) Steel Surfaces for Painting

D2370     Test Method for Tensile Properties of Organic Coatings

D3330/D3330M     Test Method for Peel Adhesion of Pressure-Sensitive Tape

D3924     Specification for Environment for Conditioning and Testing Paint, Varnish, Lacquer, and Related Materials

D4060     Test Method for Abrasion Resistance of Organic Coatings by the Taber Abraser

D609     Practice for Preparation of Cold-Rolled Steel Panels for Testing Paint, Varnish, Conversion Coatings, and Related Coating Products

D823    Practices for Producing Films of Uniform Thickness of Paint, Varnish, and Related Products on Test Panels

Other Standard(s)

ISO 2409 Paint and Varnishes - Cross-cut test

Keywords: Building Construction, Coatings, Fireproofing

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