FV225 Large Ventilated Cavity Barrier consists of a specially formulated fire rated rock mineral fibre section with an integral high expansion intumescent seal attached to the leading edge, used for ventilated cavities with a maximum air gap of 25 mm.
FV225 is a fire rated product designed to act as an external wall cavity barrier at the required locations such as compartment floors, around windows, doors, etc. and within uninsulated cavities requiring permanent (open-state) ventilation. In the event of a fire FV225 will expand to close the final gap between its leading edge and the internal face of the cladding. It provides effective fire resistance, for integrity and insulation for up to 180 minutes depending upon the construction of the external walls. FV225 is designed for use within a designed cavity of up to 450 mm, and once installed will close the remaining free air gap (in front of the 4 mm thick cavity barrier) of 25 mm.
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• Maximum free air gap for this cavity barrier is 25 mm, the space in front of the intumescing strip on the face of the cavity barrier to the rear of the external wall surface. • Ventilated cavity barriers should be installed in a continuous run (with the exception of abutting up to full fill vertical cavity barriers). Where this is not possible, details should be agreed with the projects principal designer and or fire engineer. • Horizontal cavity barriers should be installed adjacent and tightly abutted to any vertical cavity barriers, the vertical cavity barriers should be installed first. • An identification label is attached to the intumescing face of the cavity barrier, ensure this faces out into the open cavity. Also ensure the label is visible and legible and reads the right way up. If the identification label is not legible please contact our Technical Support, the label is important in terms of identifying the product in the future, for example during fire risk assessments or fire safety inspections. • Cavity barrier fixing brackets, both Small (FO306) or Large Steel Brackets (FO307) must not penetrate through the face of the cavity barrier. Screws for direct fixing and fixings to secure brackets are not supplied by CPG Europe. • The brackets used to fix the horizontal cavity barrier must be installed with the spike inserted centrally (horizontally) to the rock mineral wool section of the cavity barrier with the bracket fixed above and not below the cavity barrier. • The use of tape is not required over the joints between the lengths of cavity barrier, and if used should not be applied over the face of intumescent material. • The cavity barrier must be installed following the installation methods. The cavity barrier must not be penetrated by any other mechanical or electrical services.
Safety data sheet must be read and understood before use.