Safe planning of fire protection for pipes and pipe penetrations
As a rule, pipelines must be insulated. Reasons for this include minimizing energy losses and meeting legal requirements. Of course, it makes sense to carry the insulation through walls and ceilings to ensure continuous pipe insulation. In order to additionally ensure a high level of personal safety in the event of a fire, an overall planning concept must also take into account the issues of low smoke development and fire behavior. The specialist planner and specialist insulator, as the decision-maker in the choice of building materials, therefore has a high level of responsibility with regard to the fire protection and energy concept in conjunction with fire protection certificates.
The right solution is what counts
Insulation solutions for fire protection of penetrations are classified according to their fire performance according to EN 13501-1 (reaction to fire) and EN 1366-3 (fire resistance for penetration seals). Among other things, the insulation materials of the two Saint-Gobain subsidiaries ISOVER and Kaimann achieve the best possible building material fire classification classes A2, s1-d0 (non-combustible) for mineral wool and B-s1, d0 (low smoke spread and flame-retardant) for elastomeric insulation materials. The building material classes are composed of the reaction of fire (A2, B etc.), the smoke development in case of fire (s = smoke/smogra, s1, s2, s3) as well as the flaming droplets (d = droplets, d0, d1, d2). In addition, the fire resistance R90 or R120 (DIN 4102) and EI30, EI60, EI90 and E120 (l EN1366-3) is crucial to prevent passage of flames and hot gasses in fire compartments.
Both manufacturers supply comprehensively tested fire protection insulation solutions for combustible and non-combustible pipes as well as pipe penetrations for wall and ceiling openings. Depending on the choice of system (synthetic rubber or fire protection wool/fire protection pipe shells), no product change is necessary in the component penetration and pipe sealing.
Determine the correct insulation constructions for fire protection
The fire protection planner of Kaimann and Isover offers detailed assistance in the planning and application of their fire protection concepts in the field of pipe penetrations. After specifying the thickness of the wall or ceiling, pipe material, pipe outside diameter as well as pipe wall thickness and other options, the user receives the appropriate installation and product variants. After selecting a variant, detailed product information as well as installation drawings, test certificates and tender texts are available for download.