Nullifire SC902 “Fast Track’ Hybrid intumescent basecoat was selected for use on the ‘Heritage’ structural steel components due to the unique surface tolerant properties of the coating. The coating was being applied on-site to steel that had minimal surface preparation due to its prior encasement in concrete ceiling beams and required a 120 min FRL performance. The rapid, high build and fast cure capability of Nullifire SC902 provided the level of productivity required to deliver quick access to following trades. The thin film coating allowed sufficient clearance for positioning of services to the underside of ceiling areas which had very restricted heights.
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The Difference Between Engineers and Fire Engineers
Fun fact for your next trivia night: the term “engineer” derives from Medieval Latin and the word “ingeniare”, which means to design or devise. Ever since the wheel was invented (and even before that), humans have been devising clever inventions, designed to astound, improve, or carry out a function that too often we all take […]
Is the steel section big enough to achieve the proposed FRL without utilizing any fire protection?
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The relationship between fire upgrade orders and fire rating
When your building is considered by your local council as unsafe when it comes to fire safety, you or your acting strata manager will receive fire safety upgrade orders. A required completion date is set in the order, and thus, you’ll need to install the necessary upgrade such as a door with the appropriate fire […]
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