PASSAFE Fire Protection are dedicated to providing you high-quality, durable and certified passive fire protection solutions for all of your building requirements. Our knowledge of New Zealand’s strict fire regulations, experience in passive fire protection installation and qualified managers, painters and inspectors provides you with peace-of-mind that your building, project, planning and execution is in good hands.
For exterior applications of fire protection to steel requiring rating, PASSAFE is an approved applicator for several fire protection paints, sprays and coatings as well as most intumescent paint coatings for all steel and structural metal systems.
These materials allow PASSAFE to provide the necessary fire resistance ratings to your structural metal & steel. In addition, PASSAFE can upgrade the fire ratings of concrete slabs, walls, and partitions to maintain structural integrity and keep your building’s occupants safe in the event of a fire.
Fireproof pipe wrapping is a simple and easy solution to fire stop plastic pipes in all construction operations, and an alternative to using a pipe collar when access is difficult. PASSAFE’s pipe wraps are easy to install around plastic pipework and are designed pre-cut to size and available to suit a variety of pipe sizes to maintain an assured, high-performance passive fire protection system.
How does an intumescent pipe wrap work?
Intumescent pipe wraps are designed to expand into the plastic pipe as it softens in fire conditions. This function provides crucial fire protection for sealing the penetration against the heat, flames and smoke – and preventing a fire from spreading from one compartment to another through plastic pipework penetrations.
Pipe wraps comprise a flexible intumescent coating, with a quality-assured protection sleeve, built to provide up to 4 hours of protection in sealing plastic pipework penetrations through concrete, masonry, fire walls and floors.
What is a Pipe Collar?
Pipe Collars are designed to prevent the spread of fire from one compartment to another where plastic pipes penetrate separating walls and floors. Fire Collars can also consist of a split hinged powder coated steel shell, which contains the heat reactive intumescent material. The unit is held closed around the pipe by a toggle and latch for ease of closure by the installer.
PASSAFE provides specialist metal spraying fire protection services for various clients in commercial, private and public industries. Our team have substantial experience in the application of thermally sprayed aluminium and have completed a variety of metal spraying projects around Auckland.
Most metal spraying fireproofing provides a durable, thick and spongy surface – but still requires a finish setting to fully encompass and protect the steel structures of your building. Intumescent spray looks like a thin layer of paint but still provides a high level of fire protection and an aesthetically pleasing finish on exposed structural metal members. Intumescent coatings are applied in layers on steel to provide certified fire protection, while a final layer can be mixed with pigments to create the desired accent and finish for your steel.
Intumescent coatings, or paint, is a critical component in maintaining your building’s passive fire protection, fire resistance system. Intumescent coatings are easily applied to structural members with an ‘easy on the eye’ fire stopping product and through a range of techniques including airless spray, brush/roller application, and trowel.
Intumescent coatings are perfect fire stopping products as they expand when exposed to high temperatures. Essentially, the heat of a fire triggers a catalytic reaction, causing an expansion of an insulating char layer.
Intumescent coatings work as an insulator once expanded and keep high temperatures away from structures, openings and other critical components of your building. Intumescent products also have the potential to expand more than 100 times their original state, providing your structural members and protected openings the quality-assured passive fire protection they require to maintain your facility’s integrity and assure safe passage routes for occupants.
Intumescent fire stopping can also include a putty or pillow that is packed into openings in firewalls and protects such openings from fire and smoke damage.