KINGSPAN TAREC® LAUNCHES KOOLTHERM® FIRESLEEVE
Limiting the spread of smoke and fire is a key consideration for any building owner, and to ensure maximum protection, Kingspan Tarec® has now unveiled the Kingspan Tarec® Kooltherm® FireSleeve, a slim solution which expands to several times its normal size in the event of fire, helping to seal service penetrations and can reinstate the original fire rating of a building element.
The Kooltherm® FireSleeve comprises an intumescent layer inside a stainless steel facing and is sealed at both ends with compressible rings. When exposed to high levels of heat, the intumescent swells and forms a hard char which closes any gaps between the pipework and the penetration edge. The product achieves a 2 hour fire integrity rating to BS EN 1366 and is particularly suited for use on fire rated constructions where inadequately sealed building service penetrations can act as a channel for smoke and flames.
To allow a straightforward installation, the 205mm Kooltherm® FireSleeve features a secure clasp fastening and is supplied pre-wrapped around a 300mm section of Kingspan Tarec® Kooltherm® FM Pipe Insulation. The product is currently available in a range of sizes to fit Kooltherm® FM Pipe Insulation installed on either steel or copper pipework…
Kooltherm® FM Pipe Insulation holds a Euroclass rating of BL-s1,d0, the best possible Reaction to Fire classification available for phenolic insulation and has a Flame Spread Index of ≤ 25 when tested to ASTM E 84, achieving Class A.
Kingspan Tarec® provides free, expert advice and guidance on everything from the latest regulatory requirements and best practice to detailed project specific advice and solutions, via its Pipeline Technical Advisory Service. To contact the technical support team call: 0808 168 7363.
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Pipeline Technical Advisory Service: 0808 168 7363
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