Sprayed fireproofing and intumescent paint are found on many construction projects across North America and the World. These products provide a protection around many different types of material from fire, and, can give inhabitants of the building additional time to escape in the event of one. Today’s video roundup will help to explain what these products are, the proper application of them and why they help.
The first video we wanted to share with you today illustrates the difference between a treated building and an untreated building. In this video they light a fire in the two Left Houses and a Treated building on the right. The house that was treated really stands up to the flames as compared to the untreated homes.
Temporary Setup for Cementitious Fireproofing
The amount of real estate and mess that fireproofing creates is alot. The material is notoriously heavy and will create a mess on exposed structure that is difficult to clean up afterwards. The video below shows a company performing a temporary enclosure set up for the application of the fireproofing.
Inspection Testing of Sprayed Fireproofing
Some of you may really appreciate this video. It may have been made in the 1990’s but it walks you through the complete inspection procedure for sprayed fireproofing. Make sure to pay attention to the thickness and density requirements that are discussed. There are lots of quality requirements that need to be adhered to during the application of fireproofing.
Introduction to Intumescent Paint
Intumescent paint is a cool product that goes on very thin and provides a smooth finish on top of products that many architects love. The product is expensive but provides a similar protection to spray applied fireproofing. Below is a video of a brief introduction to intumescent paint.
Explanation on What Creates a Nice Finish
When applying intumescent paint it is important to properly apply the product. Not only does the environment need to be controlled but the application does as well. The below video goes into some good points on how to control the application process in order to provide the best possible product.
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