When exposed to fire all structural elements lose some of their strength. Concrete cracks and spalls, timber depletes by charring and steel quickly loses its load bearing capacity. By fireproofing, the stability of such structural members can be retained for duration, (say 2 hours) in accordance with international norms.

The protection with a sprayed fire resistive material (SFRM) such as Cafco 300, Cafco Fendolite Systems, and Cafco SprayFilm Intumescent systems provides the safe shutdown of key area in a structure or plant, or provides the time needed for firefighters to get the fire under control. The function of a "passive" type fireproofing, is to prevent premature collapse of a structure and eliminate extensive property damage. Structural steel fireproofing is an indirect or passive contribution to life safety

Thermofire offers supply and application of various fire protection systems against cellulosic, hydrocarbon and tunnel fires manufactured by our principal - Cafco International for instance a range of passive fire protection products from gypsum and cement based vermiculite sprays, to board systems and intumescent coatings and are the only company in the world that manufactures a range of passive fire protection products from gypsum and cement based vermiculite sprays, to board systems and intumescent coatings.

 To ensure the quality Thermofire is pledged to follow prevailing international standards in the total job whereby mandatory fire proofing regulations are met and design thickness for each treatment is derived based on ASTM UL 263/UL1709, DIN 4102, ISO 834 and BS 476 Parts 20-24: 1987 in accordance with material manufacturer – Cafco International’s recommendations

Cementatious Fireproofing systems

All cementatious fireproofing materials function as heat absorbers by the evaporation of water bound into the coating matrix. The heat of a fire has to drive out water at the surface of the coating before it can penetrate the coating interior and reach the protected substrate. As the water is heated to boiling point it forms steam, which both repels the fire and absorbs heat. The temperature behind the surface being dehydrated cannot greatly exceed 100 C [212 F].

Intumescent Fire Proofing Systems

Intumescent paints, either water or solvent based, may be applied by spray, roller or brush. Intumescent paints react to temperatures of 270C to 300C by swelling around twenty times their applied thickness. It is this enhanced thickness (or char) that provides the required insulation.

Coatings which retarded flame spread through "Intumescence," a chemical reaction in which the coating converts to thermal insulation when exposed to heat.

Fibrous Materials

Boards and blankets of mineral wool and ceramic fiber are sometimes used as passive fireproofing systems, especially where thermal insulation is an additional requirement. Inorganic binders that do not burn out during the initial stages of the fire are recommended.

The Insulation & Fire Protection Division a Member of FCIA (USA) - The leading contractor in Passive Fire Protection Industry – both Construction & Industrial Sectors, Specialized in fast track projects, Recognized & approved by The Civil Defense authorities & Cafco International offers professional services in Passive Fire Protection- High performance Cementatious, Board and Intumescent fire protection coatings up to 4 Hours Fire Endurance

 

     
 
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