Passive Fire Protection
Passive Fire Protection – Protection, as Well as Peace of Mind
You may never need ‘It’. It may never occur.
But what if… If ‘It’ ever happens, we at Furmanite want you to be prepared, protected and, in a very short period of time, profitable once again. To ease your worries and lighten your load, Furmanite offers a comprehensive Passive Fire Protection Solution that consists of the latest and most technologically-advanced fire-rated materials; highly specialized equipment; and skilled personnel.
Only the best will do
From project management to design, production and installation, Furmanite is committed to offering the products, services and engineering support required to exceed all our customers’ expectations. But even more importantly, we want our customers to be confident that their equipment is truly safe in our hands.
All of Furmanite’s fire protection solutions are based on the latest available technology and are designed to exceed expectations in terms of quality and reliability. At Furmanite, technical excellence comes standard.
Our products utilize a range of BS476-approved materials, with a fire rating up to four hours. These include penetration and expansion joint seals; cementitious, intumescent and ablative materials; RTV silicone foam; transit blocks; and protective cladding for structural steel. Firewall barriers are tested to Nuclear Electric Standard ES/TSS EX5 7080 issue 7. In addition, Furmanite is one of the few companies offering these solutions to be ISO-9001 accredited.
FurmaJet® – jet fire-rated protection jackets
Our FurmaJet jackets are designed to insulate and protect equipment from the severest of fires. They are constructed from a combination of innovative materials unique to Furmanite that provide exceptional resistance to temperature and erosion qualities similar to a jet fire. In addition, they can be quickly installed and removed without the need for specific techniques or equipment.
Like all our products, FurmaJet is rigorously tested, manufactured in accordance with strict quality control procedures, exceeds industry standards and consistently out-performs the competition. Specifically, the FurmaJet has been subjected to hydrocarbon furnace tests and jet fire flame impingement tests. In these two-hour tests, as well as many others, the FurmaJet maintained structural integrity and effective protection with low smoke emissions at temperatures exceeding 1832°F (1000°C).
Protecting Your Assets On and Offshore
- Protecting your assets on and offshore
- A variety of instrumentation in hazardous areas
Furmanite’s Fire Curtain
Furmanite’s curtain walling solution consists of lightweight, flexible fire curtains, which create excellent cavity barriers against smoke and fire. They consist of a specially coated glass fabric material that is stretched between perimeter fixing and staple jointed for maximum effectiveness.
Used in both industrial and commercial environments, Furmanite’s partition and barrier solutions have been tested to withstand high impact, blast-over-pressure and seismic movement. Furmanite’s latest wall system combines a durable high specification fire safe system with quality aesthetic appearance. Furmanite wall systems have been tested to provide up to four hours of fire resistance.
Additionally, protection of steel work and other load-bearing structures is possible using fire-resistant materials for cladding, column and beam encasements, etc.
Pyrofend® –Advanced fire Protection For Critical Instruments & Equipment
Our newest and most innovative fire protection tool is Pyrofend – a truly state-of-the-art material used when manufacturing close-fitting, lightweight enclosures that provides the highest possible level of protection against direct flame and thermal radiation. These enclosures can be molded to fit any type of application in any type of industry, giving it a significant advantage over the rigid or blanket-style systems currently in use.
Pyrofend provides high performance fire protection for critical equipment in temperatures in excess of 1832°F (1000ºC) for periods of up to two hours. In addition, Pyrofend is totally non-toxic even in fire conditions, completely waterproof, and needs no additional mass to achieve excellent cold face temperatures since thermal energy transmission is extremely low.
Serving Every Sector
Pyrofend enclosures provide effective fire protection for critical equipment across all industries, such as:
- Protection of damper actuators in the heating and ventilation industry
- Protection of emergency shutdown equipment and import/export lines in the offshore oil and gas industry
- Shielding safety critical components in the power and/or nuclear industry
- Pyrofend is an advanced phenolic composite resin which protects against direct flame and thermal radiation at any temperature
- Can be modified on-site, requiring no special tools for installation or removal
- Designed for a space-saving close fit
- Provides excellent cold face temperatures
- Absorbs thermal energy
- Robust and durable
- Non-toxic, even in fire conditions
- Completely waterproof
- Withstands harsh environments and arduous weather conditions
- Electrical wiring can be terminated within enclosure
- No special tools required for installation
- Conforms to BS EN ISO 9001 quality standards