FIRESTOP

What is firestop?
  • Passive fire protection is an integral part of fire protection engineering.

  • Fire protection design consists of detection, suppression and containment.

  • Passive fire protection means the containment by firestopping system.

  • Smoke & toxic gas is leading killer in fire. (75% of all fire deaths are caused by smoke inhalation).

  • Sprinklers suppress flames, NOT smoke & gasses.

  • Balanced fire protection design is very important.

Function of firestop
  • Prevent the passage of fire.

  • Provide an effective smoke and toxic gas barrier.

  • Retard the transmission of heat.

Why need firestop design and engineering?
  • Mandated by the Codes.

  • Life safety and property protection.

  • Provide time for first responders to perform their duties.

  • Compartmentalize and prevent spread of flame and smoke through a structure during a fire.

IBC (International Building Code)
  • 110.3.6 Protection of joints and penetrations in fire-resistance rated assemblies, smoke barriers and smoke partitions shall not be concealed from view until inspected and approved.

  • 1705.16 : In high-rise buildings or in buildings assigned to Risk Category III or IV, special inspection for through-penetrations, membrane penetration firestops, fire-resistant joint systems, and perimeter fire barrier systems shall be conducted in accordance with ASTM E2174 or E2393.

Why Delta Inspection Service
  • Full complement of consulting services such as planning, specifying, site survey, estimation, 3rd party inspection, and on-site training.

  • Comprehensive understanding building code & relevant references such as IBC, NFPA, ASTM and others.

  • Compliance with inspection guidance such as ASTM E2174, E2393 and IFC guidelines.

  • Services by firestop experts who are qualified and IFC certified.

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