Commercial Fire Stopping ProjectsFire stopping is the act of installing barriers to fire, typically to prevent the spread of fire or smoke between compartments. Fire stopping services are often required when penetrating through a fire-rated assembly, such as a wall or floor, installing utilities, or running cable trays. Fire stopping materials used to fill the openings around penetrations can include intumescent sealants, putty pads, pillows, and spray-applied foams.
What Are the Commercial Fire Stopping Factors You Should Consider?There are several factors to consider when selecting the appropriate fire stopping materials for a project. These include:
- type of firestop system required
- potential exposure to heat and flame
- size and location of the opening