According to national building regulations, all penetrations through a fire-rated barrier require an appropriate fire stopping system to maintain the FRL (Fire Resistance Level). Australian fire containment specialist Trafalgar has now added a sealant to its range that can meet this requirement – and keep costs down for contractors.
“Many HVACR trades are unaware of the available products and systems that could make the fire protection of PEX pipes, pair-coil bundles and cables cheaper or easier, while most importantly still compliant,” says the company.
“In response to market feedback, Trafalgar has launched Fyrepex, a competitively priced intumescent sealant that expands with the heat of a fire, which enables it to be used with PEX water or gas pipes, as well as air conditioning services.
“As the sealant expands, it actively crushes the pipe to block off the penetration for up two hours during a fire. Tested to AS 1530.4 and AS 4072.1 in accordance with the NCC, Fyrepex is non-toxic and is approved for both walls and floors.”
The product is available in a 310ml cartridge and a 600ml sausage.
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