Thursday, April 12, 2012

How to Properly Apply FireStop Material



Optimized fire protection includes detection, suppression, and compartmentation.  To effectivey slow the spread of fire within a compartment,  the room must be properly built to the required fire rating per UL Listing.  This listing includes the proper application of firestop materials at all penetrations. 

The educational video below was developed by UL (Underwriters Laboratories) and the International FireStop Council to show the performance of properly tested UL Listed firestop products and the importance of following a precise combination of components and conditions that have been assembled and tested as a system.  The video features real life scenarios, created in UL‘s facilities, designed to simulate realistic room configurations and fire progression.









For more information on the use and application of firestop materials check out these resources: