PROTECTA FR COLLAR TECHNICAL UPDATE03/05/2019
Following almost two years of additional rigorous testing, we are proud to reveal the exciting details and benefits of our latest ETA upgrade.
Protecta® FR Collars can now be used as a retrofit solution for a wider range of plastic pipes (different types and sizes), for all common substrates ranging up to 400mm diameter. Collars can also be fitted in the empty condition i.e. with no cables, future proofing new cable installations in existing buildings.
Notable additions to the new approved plastic pipe portfolio include Aquatherm Green SDR9, Geberit Silent Pipe, Wavin Si Tech pipe amongst others.
WITH INSTALLERS IN MIND
Protecta® FR Collars now has the added advantage of being able to be fitted on top of the concrete floor slab, where access is difficult below. And larger FR Collars, over small pipe diameters can accommodate annular gaps of up to 22.5mm between the pipe and inside of the collar. This is particularly useful for smaller pipes in core drilled holes and where plastic pipes pass through walls and floors are angles.
MORE THAN JUST PLASTIC PIPE FIRE PROTECTION
In response to customers’ requests for solutions to on-site problems, the scope of the product’s testing has been extended (and not limited to just plastic pipes); offering a complete retrofit firestop solution for cable bundles, where the annular gaps between the bundle and the wall or floor are minimal or none existent.
APPROVALS FOR FR COLLARS
Allow steel and copper pipe to be fitted with combustible insulation (including elastomeric, PE and Phenolic) and run continuously through walls and floors, without the need to remove the insulation through the fire compartment. This is an added benefit for the building owner in terms of reducing their overall energy consumption and reduces the risk of setting up condensation problems, for example breaking vapour barriers around chilled water pipes.
CHOOSE PROTECTA WITH CONFIDENCE
For over 26 years, our Parent Company Polyseam has developed and manufactured the Protecta® range of products to simplify the installation of fire stopping of service penetrations. Our team lead the way on research, development and innovation in this crucial area.
If you haven’t already, we would strongly advise you to visit our members’ zone, where you can visit PROTECTA® FR COLLAR to find out more about the product and download the updated technical data sheet and supporting certification.
If you have any questions or need help with a project, please contact our technical department for free advice.
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