Demystifying the Certifications for Steel Protection

Patrícia Gabriel / 20 January 2023

Most of the structural frames that we see these days are now built utilising what could be described as ‘non-standard’ steel components. This could be due to budget optimisation as well as aesthetic or functional drivers. However, a greater focus has been placed on fire protection with time.

With more focus and a greater understanding of the building techniques and trends, more investigations have been carried out to determine if these adaptations provide the level of protection expected.

To determine the fire protection requirements, it is necessary to conduct testing, analysis, and assessment to a common standard.

Nullifire's new experts article help intumescent building owners, architects, specifiers, applicators, and all those working in the passive fire protection of steel industry to understand the different test and assessments developed for construction methods not covered by BS476 Pt 20 & 21 and EN 13381-8.

It explores the issues and solutions for each of the most common construction methods, including:

  • Tension rods or solid steel rods
  • Cell, cellular or long span beams

And, concrete filled hollow tubes.

In the article, steel protection professionals will also get an insight and understanding of Nullifire's solutions for the different steel geometries. Regardless of the different steel components, Nullifire’s coatings have the 3rd party approved assessments in place.

Our range of intumescent coatings offer three technologies:

  • Water based, the SC800 series
  • Solvent based, the SC600 series

And, hybrid based, the SC900 series.

Read the full article to find out more about the right coating for your individual project and the requirements to be total compliance.