Technical editorial for Reddiplex
Passive fire protection: everything you need to know
Across the Asia Pacific region, building construction becomes ever more ambitious. Fire safety has never been so important – the risks from getting it wrong are dire. And yet, many still need further knowledge to understand, specify and install the correct systems to protect lives and minimise building damage, should the worst happen.
What is it?
You’d be mistaken for thinking that fire protection is all about fire extinguishers and sprinkler systems. They’re “active” fire safety measures and clearly important to install. “Passive” fire safety concerns systems and products that form part of the construction of the building.
It’s a fundamental part of the fire safety strategy that should be discussed from the outset.
Passive fire protection requires no action, should a fire break out. The installed system will activate automatically and slow the spread of fire. It will limit the building damage and, most importantly, give people more time to evacuate safely.
Also known as fire stopping, passive fire protection is essential. Correctly specified and installed systems are literally the difference between life and death.
To read the full article, download the PDF – APF July 19 – Passive Fire Protection