Out-Performing Fire Resistance Products
FCI Intumescent Coatings provide passive fire protection for design professionals
FlameOFF Coatings, Inc manufactures intumescent coatings that are IBC/NFPA Code
Compliant for ASTM E-119 fire endurance ratings that require 1 or 2 hour fire protection.
FlameOFF Coatings, Inc also offers lesser fire ratings such as thermal barrier (UL 1715)
and flame-spread (ATSM E-84).
Our intumescent coatings provide solutions to fire protection design requirements for
new construction and existing construction projects.
FlameOFF - FCI Intumescent Coatings provide the installer an easier application
Intumescent coatings offer design professionals many benefits. Passive fire protection
can be achieved on many different substrates.Our intumescent coatings are thin-filmed
and are not like the traditional bulky and chalky looking coatings. This allows the design
professionals to use intumescent coatings in areas that traditional fire proofing methods
were once used.
Intumescent Coating Benefits
FlameOFF Coatings, Inc has engineered all intumescent coatings to offer a application
process that is less complicated than other intumescent coatings on the market.
FlameOFF Coatings, Inc offers an in-house/web-based certification program to insure
that each and every fire proofing applicator has the product knowledge they need to
install a fire protective intumescent coating to our requirements.
Intumescent Coatings that offer Integrity in application and design
FlameOFF Coatings, Inc has a team of experienced intumescent coating professionals.
We can assist in installation, technical, or the design phase of the project. FlameOFF
Coatings, Inc offers on-site support during the intumescent coating application; we also
offer design support during the project design stage.
Four Types of Construction That Use FlameOFF Products.
Changing the type of construction can be costly, but with the use of a Intumescent coating applying as paint, a project can take less time which also means less dollars. Any type of fire safety product should be tested and testing of an intumescent product can be very expensive. Intumescent paints are sometimes not tested on the actual substrate that they are applied to. To account for this, your intumescent coating should have actual test data that is submitted to you and your local officials. FlameOff offers real testing / real solutions with our Intumescent Paints. Other companies make claims about what the intumescent coatings can achieve but the test data is over-looked and talked-around. When you purchase a product that has not been tested, a local jurisdictions required assembly testing cannot produced, and your project will not receive a CO.
FlameOFF products are ideal for meeting Hourly Ceiling Requirements, as well as Fire Wall Ratings, Steel Ratings and Exterior Ratings. We offer listed and rated products, which have passed many of the certified testing applications for the (ASTM E-119) 1 assemblies. FlameOFF fire coatings are green certified latex paint based products, water-based, and clean with soap and water. Our products will satisfy code compliance on ASTM E-119 Vertical and ASTM E-119 Horizontal assemblies for gypsum/wood.
Fire Retardant Coatings can be spray applied to the rated wall assembly. For the architect considering design loads – Intumescent Coatings must withstand a minimum 5 lb/sq ft, and additional seismic loads. These design loads do not effect FlameOFF products. Load bearing and structural members must have fire-resistance ratings that comply with the requirements for the type of construction and not less than the rating required for any included assemblies (exception: Fire barriers, fire partitions and smoke barriers as provided in Sections 706.5, 708.4 and 709.4, respectively). Often in retrofit work structural members must be protected. Columns, girders, trusses, beams, lintels and other structural members are required to have fire-resistance ratings.
FlameOFF products offer fast cost-effective solutions for adapting the existing structure to fire safety code. One often seen deficiency is Fire Partitions. To be used in a fire partitions, Intumescent Coatings must pass a ASTM E-119 scale test. A Intumescent product must be top notch to be able to pass and ours do pass the ASTM E-119 test! Detractors have been trying to confuse officials claiming that intumescents in general lack testing. So, as with any coating, always ask up-front for which tests a products has passed. The chances are, if the product has not passed the test, the coating will not make the requirements. See the Resources Section for a list of FlameOff products tested assemblies.
Historic Ratings are the most common use for a intumescent coating because they do not require altering the existing structure. FlameOFF coatings maintain safety and property integrity while preserving the historic features of that property. Fire-resistance-rated floor and roof assemblies may not be made of materials designed to restrict the spread of fire in which continuity is maintained. Similarly, the joints (the linear opening in or between adjacent fire-resistance-rated assemblies that is designed to allow independent movement of the building in any plane caused by thermal, seismic, wind or any other loading) may be brought into compliance by the correct use of FlameOff intumescent products.