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Fire retardant chemicals help prevent or delay combustion and are generally used in both commercial and consumer products.  A material that is fire resistant should have a certain degree of flammability standard and protection.  Some fire retardant materials may contain chlorine or bromine and phosphorous which is bonded to carbon.  In the U.S., major uses for these chemicals include building insulation, furniture, electronics, wires and cables, and polyurethane foams.

 

This entry was tagged : Fire, Intumescents, retardants, Tips

Effective Steel Fireproofing: Intumescent Coating or Cementitious Coating? While cementitious coating is a reliable passive fire resistance technology, it is clear that in terms of cost-effectiveness, level of fire protection, ease and flexibility in application, low overhead costs, and wide availability, the choice of an intumescent coating is best when it comes to protecting structural steel from fire.
Fireproofing professionals are often torn between intumescent coating and cementitious coating to protect buildings from flames. In this article, we’ll look into the strengths and weaknesses of each one and find out which one is ideal for passive fire protection. ​

This entry was tagged : Cementitious, Coatings, Intumescent

The development of the Crown Casino complex in Sydney is moving ahead, as evidenced this week by the delivery of the first of four, 29.5m long, 2m deep, 50-tonne welded plate girders.

Check out this video to get an idea of just how big this girder really is!

This entry was tagged : Crown, Intumescent

Can Waterborne Intumescent Coatings be used Externally?

The specification of a waterborne intumescent coating, including application of a top seal (finish coat), does not automatically qualify the system as being suitable for use in external environments.  When exposed externally to rain and UV, the durability performance of any coating system is put to the test.  In the case of intumescent coatings the incorrect specification of the coating for the particular exposure conditions can ultimately lead to a severe degradation in the fire performance of the coating.

This entry was tagged : External, Fire, Intumescent, rating, Use, Waterborne

Fire Rating cannot be an After thought

The planning of a new building is a time and labour intensive process. Architects and engineers alike spend hour upon hour planning meticulous details, yet too often they forget one key element - passive fire rating.

This entry was tagged : Building, Film, Fire, Intumescents, Process, Rating, Specifications, Thin, Tips

Key projects

Nullifire products have been proudly used as the intumescent of choice on a number of recent constructions including:

5 Martin Place SYDNEY Old Commonwealth Bank Building ‘The Money Box’

Nullifire SC902 “Fast Track’ Hybrid intumescent basecoat was sele...

Brisbane International Airport - Air New Zealand lounge

Brisbane International Airport is mid-way through planned upgrade works. Perm...

Carrara Gardens Golf & Tennis Academy - Gold Coast

Nullifire SC902 was selected for this project for its proven track record of ...

Melbourne Airport - Terminal 4

The recently opened Southern Precinct of Melbourne Airport Terminal 4 and Pie...