FIRESTOP EDUCATION

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Firestop Overview Part 1

Is your project compartmentalized with the best passive fire protection system to allow building occupants enough time to reach safety in the event a fire breaks out? In part one of thie intorductory series find out more about firestop system design and the key aspects you should consider when designing your system.

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Engineering Judgements

Does your project have unique applications that are not already covered by a tested and approved UL system?  In this blog we will discuss Engineering Judgments and how they could be appropriate for your project and how you can request one.

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Firestop Overview Part 2


Have you selected the right set of passive fire protection products to withstand the high thermal and mechanical pressures present during a fire while maintaining their functionality and integrity? Find out how fire protection products react to the presence of fire and smoke to give your building’s occupants more time to reach safety.

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What is a W-Rating?


Is your project building owner concerned about damage caused by water flowing to lower floors in the event that a fire needs to be suppressed in a multi-story building? Find out what to look for in a product to ensure is has been tested and approved for the Class 1 W-rating and specify them for your project.

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Firestop Overview Part 3

Did you know Hilti has over 1,050 UL tested systems that provide firestopping solutions for joints and penetrations? Find out more about UL testing procedures, evaluation methods and which IBC building code and section is specific to your job.

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Understanding Putty, Pads, And Box Inserts

A penetration that only affects one side of a rated wall is referred to as a membrane penetration. Such penetrations occur most frequently due to the installation of recessed electrical boxes.

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