Fire Rated Ductwork and Fire Rated Dampers
Energy efficiency has already emphasised the need and common sense of insulation on ductwork in buildings that typically carry air or gas, warm or cold.
The installation of Fire Rated Duct Protection, and Fire Dampers available from Fire Control, has three benefits:
Improved Insulation – across their entire length the application of fire protection will help to keep ducts either warm or cold, depending on the requirement.
Improved Acoustics – Encasing of ducts with fire protection products provides additional and often essential acoustic protection. Increase the privacy afforded by rooms and allow a quiet environment for people to do their work.
Fire Protection – In the event of a fire the ductwork will have an extra 120 minutes of resistance to the heat of fire and will help prevent the spread of fire through the duct system, that exists throughout every building whether you can see it or not.
Fire Dampers form part of your passive fire protection strategy. Air conditioning, HVAC ducts, Heating Ducts and Ventilation Ducts all need this fire protection. A thermal instruction is sent to the damper when a high temperature is reached, causing the damper to close and protect the building from the spread of smoke and fire from one cavity to another. They also protect the contents of the ducts themselves from the effect of fire.
Expert installation certification is available from Fire Control. We are the longest established and most experienced company in Ireland who provide this service.