Intumescent Coatings

Fire protection is one of the most important issues ever to be addressed by building owners and facility managers. Many facility features can be optional or arbitrarily implemented by facility managers, but a fire protection program is not. It is so important that no facility can ever be operational without it, because it is a part of the requirements for Building Regulations compliance.why don’t you fireproof your commercial and industrial buildings with intumescent coatings? Passive fire protection relies for the most part on the unique ability of intumescent substances to combat

why don’t you fireproof your commercial and industrial buildings with intumescent coatings? Passive fire protection relies for the most part on the unique ability of intumescent substances to combat fire. Intumescents increase in volume and decrease in density when exposed to heat, charring as a result. The char becomes a poor heat conductor, denying fire from spreading further. Many fire protective coatings with intumescent properties contain hydrates, sodium silicates and graphite elements. The hydrates release water vapor when exposed to heat, inducing a cooling effect and producing the fire-retarding char that insulates against fire growth. Many hydrates-based low-pressure intumescents are used in fire protective coatings that act as fire-proofing, because of this endothermic property.

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Intumescent Fire Protective Coatings

At ambient temperatures, intumescent fire protective coatings visibly look similar to ordinary paint finish. It is only during soaring temperatures that their real abilities come out. One important role of intumescent coatings is for protecting steel structures. Intumescent Coatings are applied to structural steel to provide an engineered Fire Rating to match the criteria of the design specification.
For your intumescent coating jobs to be done appropriately, the right contractors are an essential part of the facility’s safety planning, because they bring in the experience and knowledge for better fire protection.

A Robertson coating is a leading painting company providing commercial and industrial painting services to various customers and business enterprises nationwide. We are the answer to your intumescent coating enquiries because we are able to customize coatings systems suitable for the specific building materials and structures, as well as meet the requirements of industry standards for fire protection.

Intumescent Coatings