Fire Protection News

The latest updates and events related to Hilti’s fire protection products and services

Stay informed on the latest updates through our Fire Protection News page. Learn about new firestopping and steel protection product innovations and updates, impacts of building code changes and advancements in testing. Discover upcoming industry events or educational webinars to learn more about our fire protection products and services.   

Product News

New and improved Cast-in Firestop Sleeve for Metal Decks

September 29, 2020 -Hilti’s Cast-in Firestop Sleeve for Metal Decks CFS-CID MD is a one-step firestop cast-in sleeve for both plastic and metallic pipe penetrations through corrugated metal deck slabs.

Taking into account customer feedback on the new CFS-CID MD firestop devices, Hilti has made some exciting updates to a key product feature – the Sleeve Locator. The Sleeve Locator is used to help contractors locate the firestop sleeves after the concrete has been poured, even if the concrete covers the lid of the device.

On the improved version, Sleeve Locators on the devices from the side of the sleeve to the top of the lid for all sleeve heights. This means installers will no longer need to reapply locators in cases where they may have fallen off during transportation to the site or raise the locators in cases where sleeves have been extended. This simple but innovative change will help increase efficiency, reduce labor costs and ensure consistent installation.

The new design for CFS-CID MD sleeves will soon become available for your jobsites. Contact your Hilti Account Manager or our customer service team for more details and how the CFS-CID MD sleeve can help make your jobsite more productive. 

Learn more about the cast-in firestop sleeve for metal pipe penetrations Learn more about the cast-in firestop sleeve for plastic pipe penetrations

All-Weather High Build Intumescent Paint has arrived

September 18, 2020 - Introducing Hilti’s All-Weather High Build CFP-SP AWHB, a new solvent-based intumescent steel protection solution. AWHB brings incredible innovation and productivity to Hilti's steel protection portfolio, which includes water-based intumescent solution Fire Finish 120+ CFP-SP WB.

AWHB allows for both internal and external exposed steel, and can be applied at temperatures ranging from 5°F to 122°F. This allows the applicator to spray during a variety of weather conditions. This product requires no primer and can be applied at 150 mils wet film thickness per coat, up to three times more per application than other intumescent coatings in the market. Drying to touch in 30 minutes, AWHB has been optimized for both 60 minutes and 120 minutes, and helps to provide maximum productivity for a wide variety of projects. 

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*NEW* NOW AVAILABLE – Top Track Seal for 2 1/2" Track

September 16, 2020 - Hilti's top of wall firestop solution portfolio has continued to expand with the recent launch of Firestop Top Track Seal CFS-TTS 212 for 2 1/2” track widths. Designed for a perfect friction fit with a 2 1/2" track size, this innovative product is ideal for residential wall partitions. This no mess, no waste product is installed at time of track attachment and requires no added mineral wool in wall cavities. 

Top Track Seal CFS-TTS 212 provides firestop, smoke and sound seals for head-of-wall joints between top track and gypsum to flat concrete slabs. With fewer working steps, the speed of installation of firestopping, along with easier inspection, can help keep your time sensitive projects on track.

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CFS-TTS R OS (Reveal) Now Available!

July 24, 2020 - Top Track Seal “Reveal” CFS-TTS R OS is our new solution for pre-formed head-of-wall fire stopping applications where finished looks are desired. The newest addition to our innovative Top Track Seal portfolio is offered in a matte black foil, which provides a clean look with no need for additional sealants, drywall compound or joint coverings.

The all-in-one design of Hilti Firestop Top Track Seal CFS-TTS R OS eliminates cumbersome cleaning and installation steps associated with firestop caulks and sprays to improve jobsite productivity. Simply unroll the Top Track Seal material, cut to length as necessary, saddle your metal track with CFS-TTS R OS and install as you would a bare track prior to attaching gypsum board. Hilti Firestop Top Track Seal delivers a continuous seal and has been tested and approved in accordance with UL 2079 and CAN/ULC-S115 standards.

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New Submittal Generator for Fastening & Fire Protection Products

July 15, 2020 - Check out the new submittal generator for fastening and fire protection products, available for the US and Canada. New features include a mobile-friendly user interface, the ability to select documents to include in a submittal package, delivery by download or email, as well as other options to customize the package. Technical data, material safety data sheets, installation instructions, product approvals, and more are all accessible from our submittal generator. Preparing submittal documentation for the wide variety of Hilti solutions has never been so easy.

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Listings and Testing

New Listing for CFS-EOS QuickSeal

September 14, 2020 - Hilti's CFS-EOS QuickSeal listing offering has now been expanded to include tested assembly solutions for precast concrete panels. Intertek listing HI/BPF 120-24 & HI/BPF 120-25 Perimeter Fire Barrier System offers designers and installers unprecedented speed and productivity when installing perimeter fire protection for precast concrete panel applications. CFS-EOS QS Edge of Slab Quickseal is Hilti's firestop preformed solution for sealing edge-of-slab joints with a high-speed, no-mess, spray-free installation.

HI/BPF 120-24 HI/BPF 120-25

New UL Listings for Firestop Composite Sheet

September 11, 2020 - Hilti has successfully tested a new UL System - C-AJ-8313 - for the CFS-COS Firestop Composite Sheet, which applies to 2-hour concrete floor or wall assemblies (minimum 4.5" concrete thickness). This system allows the use of multiple penetrants, including cables, rigid nonmetallic conduit and PVC pipe and provides the ability to use our CFS-CC Firestop Cable Collar with the composite sheet.

This system accommodates Hilti's value-added service of cutting composite sheet. By providing Hilti's Project Management Team with project drawings that include the dimensions of each opening, Hilti can pre-cut the composite sheets prior to delivery, allowing for quicker installation on the job site. Please visit the link below to review this new firestop system and reach out to your local Hilti Representative for more information regarding cutting services

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*NEW* Angled Wall UL Listing for CFS-TTS MD Top Track Seal

September 8, 2020 - Hilti has released the industry’s first head-of-wall firestopping system for angled partition walls. The new listing - HW-D-0907 - uses CFS-TTS MD Top Track Seal, our new and innovative solution for firestopping metal deck head-of-wall applications. This new system will allow designers and contractors to install a tested and listed system for this increasingly popular wall design, instead of relying on engineering judgments for this application as was required in the past. F-ratings of up to 2 hours can be achieved with this system.

Download HW-D-0907 here

New Top Track Seal Installation Method and UL Firestop Systems

July 22, 2020 - We are pleased to announce a new method for installing Hilti Firestop Top Track Seal CFS-TTS, our pre-formed firestop solution for head of wall applications. Top Track Seal may now be post-installed, after wall framing and gypsum board is in place, by installing the material like a backer rod. Simply cut or tear the Top Track Seal in the middle and insert one half into the joint on each side of the wall to achieve a friction fit.

This allows the use of this innovative head-of-wall solution on projects where framing speed is critical and/or in remodel projects where the framing cannot be removed or replaced.

This installation method also results in improved performance and up to 3-Hr rated assemblies with the same great air-leakage and movement capabilities that Firestop Top Track Seal CFS-TTS typically offers. Find our two new firestop systems for this application here:

HW-D-0905 HW-S-0133

Firestopping High Density Polyethylene Pipe

May 21, 2020 - Hilti has developed firestop solutions for an increasingly popular nonmetallic pipe: High Density Polyethylene (HDPE). Hilti firestop system C-AJ-2770 has been updated to accommodate HDPE pipe (SDR 11) that can range in size from 1-1/2” to 6”. The solution involves the “tuck-in” method using Hilti CP 648E Wrap Strip.

HDPE pipe uses the standard diameter ratio (SDR) system for sizing pipes. The SDR is the ratio of the pipe outer diameter divided by the pipe wall thickness. With the SDR system, pipes are sized by the outer diameter (OD), which stays constant. At a given OD, the wall thickness can change as indicated by different values of the SDR. It is important to keep in mind that these pipes are still described in terms of nominal diameter in North America, but in regions that use the metric system, the pipes are referred to in terms of the OD in millimeters. This variation with the SDR system of pipes is the main reason why the current lineup of firestop devices is not used – they simply do not fit as they are designed for pipes using the schedule system. Hence, the use of Hilti CP 648E Endless Wrap Strip is very common with pipes using the SDR system.

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Through penetration firestop systems tested to withstand movement

April 24, 2020 - Over the life of a building, movement occurs - causing a penetrating item of a through penetration to move relevant to the hole, even when rigidly supported. This may impact the performance of a rated firestopping assembly. It’s important to have a method to consider movement and the impact on firestopping.

Hilti is the first manufacturer to have UL certified firestop systems with movement capability of the system tested and documented in the respective UL listings. We have successfully tested and certified a variety of our systems, from those that use sealants, such as FS-ONE Max, to preformed devices, such as the speed sleeve CP 653 or firestop blocks CFS-BL.

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Seminars and Education

Hilti and the Mass Timber Market

June 29, 2020 - Mass timber construction has been on the rise in recent years thanks to its many features, such as smaller carbon footprints, faster construction times, and the ability to do more off-site fabrication. Hilti is ahead of the curve when it comes to innovation and leading the way in providing innovative firestop solutions for mass timber construction. Our devices and preformed solutions promote safety, speed and productivity – providing an ideal solution for firestopping pre-fabricated timber components. 

An exciting upcoming change will be the International Building Code updates coming in 2021. With demand increasing rapidly for support of Cross Laminated Timber (CLT ) applications, we have been working to test many of our firestop products and systems for use on CLT projects. Together with industry partners, Hilti is forging a path of leadership in the mass timber industry and bringing content to support our customers. Visit our new editorial page for access to our growing mass timber content. To learn more about the rise of mass timber construction and how we are the leader in firestop solutions, download our new eBook, developed in partnership with Green Builder Media, “Strides in Fire Safety for Mass Wood Timber Buildings.

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Decking 202 Firestopping Webinar Now Available On-Demand

May 19, 2020 - Composite decks offer an economical and efficient solution for creating floor slabs on a variety of projects. Along with structural and non-structural considerations, all decks require penetrations for services. The methods for creating these penetrations can affect the structural integrity of the deck. This presentation will examine the applications and practical implications of designing for penetrations in composite metal decks.

DECKING 202: DESIGN METHODOLOGY FOR PENETRATIONS THROUGH COMPOSITE DECK, an NCSEA accredited webinar, focuses on understanding structural and non-structural considerations for composite metal decks and how penetrations affect their structural integrity. A key focus of the presentation is addressing firestopping methods for these applications.

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