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ASFP ADVISORY NOTES
These notes provide guidance on specific instances of the installation of some products.
CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTS REGULATION
DUCTWORK & DAMPERS
In commercial buildings, compartment walls and floors will have a prescribed fireresistance period, which means that the performance criteria of load-bearing capacity (stability), integrity and insulation have been met for durations of between 30 and 240 minutes. It is therefore vitally important that where compartmentation boundaries are penetrated by building services, the fire separation and the performance criteria for the penetrated wall or floor are maintained and, in particular, that all forms of ducting in a building do not become a conduit along which a fire may spread to other areas.
FIRE DOORS AND GLAZED FIRE SCREENS
A range of publications from members of the PFPF offering guidance on Fire Doors and the use of fire and smoke seals for fire door and glazing application
FIRE STOPPING & FIRE SEALS
Effective fire-stopping in fire-resisting separating elements plays a critical role in containing a fire at its source, thereby reducing its effect on the primary building structure. The degree of spread is controlled by creating fire-resisting compartments which subdivide the building. Mechanical and electrical services, by necessity, breach compartment walls and floors allowing failure of integrity and insulation to occur where gaps around services have not been adequately firestopped. Fire-stopping products must be able to provide sufficient insulation to the penetrating services, in order to reduce the temperature rise along conductive materials, in accordance with the required insulation criteria of the fire-separating element.
GLASS & GLAZING
Fire-resistant glass must only be used as part of a fire-resistant glazed system. Such a system includes the glass, together with the glazing seal, beads, bead fixings, the frame and the fixings of the frame to the surrounding structure. All these components must be compatible under fire conditions and the full system must be tested as an integrated assembly. It is never acceptable to mix-and-match components from different fire-resistant glazed systems.
PARTITIONS & CEILINGS
Fire rated partitions are internal walls that provide vertical fire separation, for example in dividing walls, proprietary partitioning systems, protected shafts, stairs, lift wells, escape routes and separating roof voids between properties. In the main, these will be non-loadbearing, although some proprietary systems may have loadbearing characteristics.
PFPF PUBLICATIONS
Information and guidance notes of fire risk assessment competency, fire tests, test reports, assessments of products etc.
STEELWORK
Structural steel fire protection is required to preserve the stability of the building in the event of a fire. Approved Document B provides guidance to meet the requirements of the Building Regulations.


   
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