Out-Performing Fire Resistance Products
Protect your family and your property from fire requires advance planning before a fire strikes. This should include the use of fire retardant paints on the walls and ceilings of your home.
In this historic renovation a 1-hour burn rating is required. FCI was tinted egg-shell color and left as a finished coat. A single coat met required fire protection.
Manufactured homes are the only homes with a national building code. FlameOFF Coatings Inc. products will help builders meet HUD's strict standards for flame spread and smoke generation.
Curtain length puts them in the way of heat sources on the ground. Fireproofing curtains with Fabric Protector FRP-103 is an important and easy preventative measure to take.
We are intumescent, and why that's important
FlameOFF Coatings, Inc. provides advance intumescent paint formulations that exceed many ASTM E-119 listing standards. Our products and operations are audited and listed by a certified third party lab to ensure that our products perform as expected so that you are protected.
What are intumescent paints?
Intumescent paint can be used on a wide variety of substrates such as sheetrock, wood, concrete, sheet metal, foam, composite panels, fiberglass, interior woods, exterior woods, closed cell foams, open cell foams, and carbon graphite. Intumescent Paints can be used in walls and ceilings that need to be rated with ASTM E-119, for 1 hour and 2 hour fire rated standards. See our Assemblies Page for details of the specific listings for our products. FlameOff intumescent paint is typically applied by pressure spray systems, are water based, non-toxic and have been fully tested and approved for a wide variety of construction and transportation projects.
What are Intumescent Coatings?
Intumescent coatings were first patented in 1948 and have been a commercial reality since about 1960. Intumescent coatings are exceedingly complex coating materials. They need to perform all of the functions that other exterior weathering coatings do (adhesion, hardness, toughness, corrosion resistance, etc.) and then, when exposed to sufficient heat, they need to transform and expand to form a thick, insulating, carbonaceous char.
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.