Firestop

There are 4 basic components to building fire safety; detection and alarms, suppression, compartmentation and building occupant emergency education. All these elements must work together to provide the best possible strategy for fire safety of occupants and property and Fire Fighters

Compartmentation will assist in confining a fire to its origin, thereby giving building occupants time to exit the building, safe means of egress through the building, time for the building suppression system to control the fire, and safer means for fire fighters to arrive and control the fire

Compartmentation is created by constructing wall and floor assemblies designed to withstand a fire from 1/2 to 4 hours. This fire resistance wall or floor is called Fire Separation

In certain types of buildings Fire Separations are considered to have wall Fire Separations with 0 hour fire rating. These walls are considered smoke separations to prevent smoke from migrating throughout the building.

When openings are created for building services or construction joints, gaps and spaces in floors or walls it becomes critical to seal these openings located in Fire Separations. The method of sealing these openings is called “Firestop” and/or “Smokeseals”.

Firestops – Fire Separations with fireratings 1/2 to 4 hrs

Smokeseals – Fire Separations with fireratings 0 hr

Building Code Standards

Building codes and Fire codes require that when a fire or smoke rated wall or floor is penetrated by building services or construction joint is created, it must be restored to its rated integrity using approved firestop methods.

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