The purpose of passive protection is to achieve stability and resistance in the case of fire. This is important to prevent propagation of fire and to assist fire extinction.
We use officially approved systems, in accordance with current standards on passive fire protection, on all types of surface and structure.
PEARLITE AND VERMICULITE APPLICATION
Application of pearlite and vermiculite mortar to achieve the required fire-resistance time and layer thickness.
ROCK WOOL INSTALLATION
Installation of rock wool to produce a continuously covered surface or structure, protected from fire. This can be used to achieve longer fire-resistance times that comply with current standards.
Rock wool is a non-combustible material and is in Class A1, according to European classification of reaction to fire of construction materials (Euroclass system). It is used for passive fire protection in buildings because its mechanical properties remain intact, even when it is exposed to temperatures of more than 1,000° C.
Intumescent paint dilates and swells when exposed to the heat of fire. It forms an insulating barrier with gas bubbles, which delays flame propagation and combustion.
We paint surfaces and structures with intumescent paint using a brush, roller or gun, adding the number of layers and thickness (μm) needed to comply with current standards.
INSTALLATION OF FIBROUS-SILICATE PANELS AND PLASTERBOARD
We install fire-resistant panels with a smooth finish in off-white, and can subsequently paint them, if required.
These panels are fireproof because of the special gypsum used and the fibreglass that covers them. Subsequent painting will not affect the non-combustible nature of the panel.
ROCK-WOOL PANEL INSTALLATION
We install fireproof rock-wool panels with a smooth finish or with an aluminium sheet. We can also paint them afterwards.
These panels act as firewalls. They are made of high-intensity volcanic rock wool.