Intumescent Fire Pillows
Fire pillows, also known as in tumescent pillows, expand and swell when exposed to heat, thus creating a barrier which stops the spread of fire. They’re filled with intumescent additives and organic fillers within a reinforced waterproof glass cloth bag.
- Mineral Fibres
- Non-Combustible Agents
- Intumescent material
- Other fire-retardant additive
When operating temperatures are reached in a fire the contents of the FPC Intumescent Pillow stick together and start to expand so closing the small gaps and crevices around the penetration, until they harden to form a smoke and flame tight mass.
Our intumescent fire pillows are easy to install, as well as remove. This makes them an ideal solution when a temporary fire stopping required around cables.
Our cable trays and other similar penetrations, or when work is in progress prior to, cable trays and other similar penetrations, or when work is in progress prior to permanent fire stopping the application.
When packed together as directed the FPC Intumescent Pillows will provide up to four hours fire protection.
For wall penetrations lay a single width of FPC Intumescent Pillows, overlapping at the edges, and build up a tight barrier of pillows around each penetration until the opening is firmly packed.
For floor penetrations lay four layers of pillows on or within a 50mm square steel mesh tray using the above procedure and cover with further framework of steel, mesh stay will require fixing to the main floor using non-combustible fixings.
Standard delivery cost is £12.50
Subtotal over £250 delivery is FREE
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Our FPC fire pillows can be installed by the owner – simply place the pillows into position filling the gap or aperture that needs protecting. If you are placing fire pillows for floor penetrations, then lay the pillows on a 50mm square steel mesh tray and overlap the pillows at the edges, and proceed to cover them with a further framework of steel. The mesh tray will need to be fixed to the main floor using non-combustible fixings.