Ambling Construction Group, Atlanta, Georgia

The Problem

The local Authority Having Jurisdiction required that any fire protective coating used must be third-party listed and certified, and tested to the required test standards.

The manufacturing facility had to be in an Accredited ISO/ICC program for label certification, fire testing, and manufacturing. In this case, the actual assembly had to be fire tested.

The local Authority Having Jurisdiction also required the installer to be experienced in the field of coatings. FlameOFF® offers a web certification program for applicators that can be completed for a certificate from the manufacturer.

The contractor and building owner were concerned with LEED requirements. The building owner needed a product with low VOC's, allowing the back half of the facility to stay operational while the new facility was being renovated.

The building owner did not want to use an older conventional type of fireproofing product due to the look and the long term maintenance of cementitious coatings. The retail store wanted a nice white, clean, and paint-like look on the ceiling to maintain an open architectural finish. The owner wanted to use the ceiling to hang decorations and could not do that with older types of products.

The Solution

FlameOFF® Coatings, Inc. offers a quality intumescent coating that met the local requirements and was cost effective and aesthetically pleasing for the customer!

FlameOFF® Coatings, Inc. was selected due to the extensive fire testing of the product. The intumescent coating is an extremely hard, durable, and decorative fire protective coating. This gave the contractor the assurance that the coating would not deteriorate over time. The intumescent paint-like coating was developed with a hybrid resin that gives a smooth finish of paint but gave the intumescent the durability of an industrial coating.

With the high volume solids content of FlameOFF® paint, the applicator can make a morning pass and an afternoon pass before leaving the job. This allowed for speed of application. FlameOFF Coatings' Fire Barrier Paint can be applied to a 35 wet film thickness and offers an incredible sag resistance on substrates. Due to the low VOC content and reasonable recoat period, applicators were in and out in no time without any disturbance to the rest of the project!

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