Fireproofing as a passive fire protection measure is the act of making materials or structures more resistant to fire and is also the process of installing and applying certification-listed fireproof substances. We at Rise and Shine extend our expertise to intumescent, cementitious fireproofing for steel in the commercial, industrial, and oil & gas sectors. Steel and intumescent fireproofing are typically used in passive fire protection once various steel structures, fire stops, firewalls, and fire doors are tested to determine the fire resistance rating. As a fireproofing company, our specialists, with their extensive knowledge and experience, offer comprehensive fireproofing solutions. Rise and Shine is a proud bearer of approvals from major product manufacturers, governments, national and international trade organizations, authorities, and associations related to the PFP industry; plus, FM Approvals, NFCA Accreditation, FCIA Approval, and active memberships with various PFP associations around the globe. Our commitment to safety, quality work, and optimal procedures are not limited to our products and workmanship. We operate to the highest standards, using technical excellence, and constantly strive to provide you with the safest, secured, approved, and certified fire resistance solutions.
Typical spray applied fireproofing provides a thick and spongey surface that requires a finished surround to hide and protect the steel member. Intumescent paint provides the same level of protection in a coating that looks like a thin layer of paint.
The paint product is applied to the steel in layers as needed to generate the thickness that corresponds to the level of protection mandated by the building code. A final layer of intumescent paint is mixed with pigments that provide the desired finish colour for the steel.
Intumescent coatings, referred to as intumescent paint, are used in buildings as a passive fire resistance measure. They can be applied to structural members as an aesthetically pleasing fireproofing product. The key feature of intumescents is that they expand significantly when exposed to high temperatures, such as those found in a fire. Some intumescent products can expand to more than 100- times the original thickness. As the product expands it becomes much less dense, which makes it act as in insulator that keeps the high temperatures away from structural members or protected openings.
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