Why It Is Important To Repair Damaged Fireproofing

In a new construction scenario, you know the fire protection systems have been researched and are designed to be code compliant. You’re confident and you should be, that the fire protection systems will respond as required in the case of a fire. You also know the Spray Applied Fire Resistant Material (a.k.a SFRM, SAFRM or SOFP) itself has been independently

If Steel Doesn’t Burn, Why Fireproof?

Steel is a strong, essentially, a non-combustible material that can be made into many shapes and sizes and is relatively inexpensive. However, its high strength properties are easily lost under the heat from a fire. How steel behaves at between 75oF (ambient temperature) is vastly different at 2000oF – a temperature reached in a typical fire. Steel loses most of

Understanding Maintenance Strategies

Understanding Maintenance Strategies And Which To Apply for Fireproofing Maintenance Take a look at this chart from Health Facilities Management Magazine. Strategies for managing maintenance run the gamut between ‘oh no!’ to ‘oh-ya!’. Reactive maintenance is unplanned and can be costly. On the other end of the spectrum, other types of strategies are designed to get you in front of

The Importance of Temporary Heat When Patching Damaged Fireproofing

Most SFRM applications require temporary heat and there are very real reasons why you don’t want any freezing within the SFRM. Most importantly, freezing can impede adhesion in a variety of ways, and cold temperatures have a deleterious effect on the necessary and critical chemical reaction going on within the SFRM. Any violation of the material manufacturer’s heating requirements most

Why Do FM’s and Construction Professionals Across the U.S. and Canada Trust UFP To Patch Damaged Fireproofing?

Because UFP has been tested, verified and certified to work exactly as intended… ASTM Protocol Tested UFP has been thoroughly ASTM protocol tested including the following advanced testing methods: E84 measures flame spread & smoke developed, E605 measures density, E736 measures adhesion and cohesion, and E119 measures burn time. 3-Hour Burn Test UFP was originally tested at a 2 hour

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Understanding Vulnerability – Column Vs. Beam Vs. Oblique Members

In the world of fireproofing, a beam is defined as a structural member with potential heat exposure on 3 sides. The assumption is that the 4th side is up against a floor deck or roof deck. A column, on the other hand, has heat exposure on all four sides of that structural member {note: orientation is not part of this

Why Using a Broken Bag of SFRM to Patch Fireproofing is Typically Not a Good Idea

Why can’t I use an already opened bag of SFRM to patch damaged fireproofing? Bagged SFRM costs me money! We get it! No one wants to waste money. Here’s the rationale, however, for not picking up a broken bag of SFRM that’s lying around – and using it to patch unknown fireproofing. Contamination – There is no way to determine whether the bag has been contaminated

Why use UFP for fireproofing repair?

  ASTM E UFP has been thoroughly ASTM protocol tested including the following advanced testing methods: E84 measures flame spread & smoke developed, E605 measures density, E736 measures adhesion and cohesion, and E119 measures burn time. 3 Hour Test UFP was originally tested at a 2 hour burn time, which indicates how long the material will provide protection, and was recently re-tested up to a 3

Where Does Universal Fireproofing Patch Fit Within the Fireproofing Industry?

Recent publications and subsequent conversations raised interesting questions – where does Universal Fireproofing Patch (UFP) fit in within the fireproofing industry? Are we compatible? Are we compliant? Are we “approved”? If the existing SFRM is known with certainty, and it is available, then our recommendation is to hire a manufacturer certified applicator and perform the required patch and repairs with