Passive Fire Protection Plumbing Products
Our range of fire protection plumbing products can help to better protect the plumbing system of a building in the event of a fire. From intumescent pipe wraps to universal fire sleeves, they work by preventing the spread of heat, smoke and flames from one area to another through various means such as compartmentalisation, insulation and closing off pipes with flame-retardant coatings.
We have a range of intumescent pipe collars and intumescent pipe wraps that are available in different sizes to suit the pipes you need, each with a different fire rating from 2, 3 and 4 hours. Both are designed to expand when exposed to heat, crushing the pipe to close it off, preventing the fire or smoke from spreading any further through the pipes. As with all our products, each of our collars and wraps are fully tested and come delivered to you with a lower carbon footprint than other alternatives.
Unrivalled Passive Fire Protection Products
Passive fire protection for plumbing is a highly effective means of protecting buildings against the potential damages that can be caused by a fire. The greatest asset of plumbing passive fire protection is its ability to help isolate combustibles in a structure from flames, further reducing any risks associated with their collapse. This occurs by prohibiting smoke or flame from circulating between plumbed fixtures; while also effectively sealing out ignition sources so they don’t spread throughout connected piping systems in a building’s floors or walls.
As one of the UK’s leading passive fire protection companies, we strive to create products that are environmentally friendly while retaining superior quality. We ensure that all our products help to provide added peace of mind throughout your building, whether a domestic or commercial property. We also endeavour to keep you safe in the event of a fire, which is why we rigorously test all our products first.
Why Use our Plumbing Fire Safety Products?
The use of passive fire protection can be an effective way to keep water piping systems safe in case of an emergency. At FPC, our products create a non-invasive and sleek protection system for your plumbing and pipework.
For quality and efficiency, we manufacture our extensive range of fully tested fire safety products in-house. We also guarantee a quick delivery process that’s available at an affordable price to ensure that you receive your products as quickly as possible.
As an environmentally conscious company, we manufacture our fire safety solutions that not only exude quality but also reduce a company’s carbon footprint, transport emissions and overall costs, thanks to our alternative passive fire protection products.
What is an Intumescent Pipe Collar?
An intumescent pipe collar is a fire safety device that is designed to protect pipes, such as those carrying water or gas, from the effects of extreme heat in a fire. It works by expanding when exposed to heat. They are most commonly used in commercial buildings and other high-rise structures but can also be used in residential buildings.
The purpose of an intumescent pipe collar is to provide a barrier between a fire and any critical plumbing components connected to it, such as gas lines or water pipes. This prevents heat transfer through these pipes and allows for the safe evacuation of people during a blaze by preventing them from being burnt by hot gases propagating through the building’s plumbing system.
The insulation material inside an intumescent pipe collar uses chemical reactions which cause it to expand significantly when temperatures reach above 300°C (572°F) for even short periods of time. Each of our intumescent pipe collars comes with fire ratings of up to 4 hours.
Today, pipe collars are an essential component of modern fireproofing technology, often required in building codes depending on location. They are designed to help enhance safety while simultaneously helping reduce insurance premiums.
What is an Intumescent Pipe Wrap?
Providing a sleeker, less noticeable pipe protection solution than intumescent pipe collars, our high-quality intumescent pipe wraps offer a more cost-effective alternative.
An intumescent pipe wrap is a type of passive fire protection that is used to prevent the spread of fire by encasing pipes in a protective sleeve. Our wraps are made from thin sheets of expandable material that can be wrapped around the pipe and then sealed with adhesive tabs for easy installation. Unlike the pipe collar, an intumescent pipe wrap can be placed anywhere along the pipe to offer ample protection.
Intumescent wraps are mostly used in commercial and industrial buildings where there is a risk of fires spreading through the building via the piping system. They are also often used in high-rise buildings, as they can help to delay or prevent fires from spreading between floors. Intumescent pipe wraps can provide up to 4 hours of fire protection, making them an effective way to slow down the spread of fire and buy time for occupants to evacuate safely.