Fireproofing Accessory Types
Fireproofing accessories include fireblock, firestop devices, fire rated cable pathways, wall opening protective materials, coatings and composite sheet. All of these products are designed to help structures meet fire codes.
Fireblock products are used to seal penetrations and gaps in walls or floors between units in structures not requiring a rated wall or floor assembly as defined by local codes and jurisdiction. Fireblock products include sealants, putty, mortars, pillows and more.
Firestop devices are manufactured products designed to seal penetrations in walls and floors from fire and smoke movement. Firestop devices help protect structures while allowing some movement of the structures and permitting penetrants such as wires, pipes and ducts.
Fire Rated Cable Pathways
Fire rated cable pathways are mechanical devices with sealants that are designed to allow changes to be made to penetrants such as wiring with minimal maintenance. These pathways help buildings remain in compliance with fire codes.
Wall Opening Protective Materials
Wall opening protective materials consist of products such as putty pads used to wrap boxes and box inserts while providing sealing and protection of fire rated walls. These materials maintain the hourly ratings of fire resistant walls and partitions.
Coatings include thermal barriers designed to provide at least a 15 minute protection barrier over spray foam, wood and other structures to extend the time before involvement in a fire. Ignition barriers are another type of coating that provide a similar but lesser level of protection.
Fireproofing composite sheet is a product made with thin steel sheeting and an intumescent that can be cut to cover larger openings. Composite sheet is available in various sizes, usually up to 36” x 36”.