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Are the Cementitious and Intumescent fireproofing products asbestos free?

Yes, all fireproofing products manufactured by W.R. Grace & Co. – Conn. and AD Fire are asbestos free. ... read more

How do you know which fireproofing products best suit your building structure?

There are a variety of fireproofing products suitable for different applications on the market. These products have different uses and methods of application. As every construction proje... read more

How is the fireproofing thermal barrier applied?

Thermal barrier fireproofing materials are applied to interior walls and ceilings of buildings over foam insulation. The products are spray applied as a pumpable slurry but dries to form... read more

What are fire retardant coatings?

Fire retardant coatings are products used to reduce flammability or improve fire endurance to provide additional time to get out of a burning building. These coatings also help protect t... read more

What are the typical applications for the thermal barrier?

The thermal barrier can be used as a fire protective coating in many types of buildings due to its damage resistant, humidity resistant and washable properties. Some of the typical appli... read more

What does cementitious fireproofing mean?

Term that applies to cementitious means that the materials are mixed wet and pumped as slurry mix. Due its properties, cementitious fireproofing is spray applied to the substrate making ... read more

What is Cementitious Fireproofing?

Cementitious fireproofing is a gypsum based, spray applied fire resistive material for structural steel members and fluted decking. This product can provide up to four hours of fire prot... read more

What is passive fire protection?

Passive fire protection is a system that delays the rate of temperature increase to steel membranes, that weaken its structural strength, in the event of a fire. There are several system... read more

What type of structures can cementitious fireproofing be applied to?

Cementitious fireproofing can be applied to the following building components: Structural steel columns Beams Joists Trusses Floors Roof decking ... read more

Who is responsible for determining hourly ratings, correct UL design, and thickness of fireproofing?

Model building codes mandate that only the “Design Professional” (a registered architect or professional engineer) can make these determinations. Manufacturers can only recom... read more

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