How Intumescent Fireproofing Reduces Downtime for Your Facility
Fire is a risk for all types of facilities, which is why proper fire protection protocols are so crucial. Fireproofing your facility’s structure and assets is a major part of reducing the threat and impact of flames. As crucial as fireproofing is, you don’t want it to bog down your operations. Fortunately, the right approach to fireproofing actually keeps your facility up and running in more ways than one. Let’s explore how high-quality intumescent fireproofing reduces downtime for your facility when applied by professionals like Kaloutas.
Ways Intumescent Fireproofing Can Reduce Downtime
Easily Applied to Multiple Surfaces
Intumescent fireproofing is one of the most effective types of fireproof coating, as it expands into a foam-like substance when exposed to high heat. Not only are these coatings highly protective — they’re also easy to apply to a wide range of surfaces. Indeed, intumescent coatings can be applied via sprayer (for much higher coverage, as opposed to a brush or roller), which allows contractors to coat surfaces more efficiently and access hard-to-reach areas. Most types of intumescent spray on fireproofing can also be applied over existing coatings, and they’re compatible with fiberglass-based thermal acoustical insulation. All of this means that fireproofing professionals can get the job done quickly, resulting in minimal interference to your operations during the fireproofing process.
Protects Your Assets from Damage and Destruction
While many incidents can result in unwanted downtime for your facility, a widespread fire is one of the most pernicious among them. Consider how much time and money must be spent to repair or replace damaged assets after a major fire and how obstructive these repairs and replacements can be to your regular operations. Preventing fires and minimizing their destructive capabilities will help you avoid these costly outcomes. When protected with an intumescent coating, a surface or piece of equipment becomes insulated from damaging flames for an extended period of time so that the flames can be put out before any lasting harm is done. In this sense, intumescent fireproofing greatly reduces the likelihood of future shutdowns from fire-related incidents.
Gives First Responders More Time to Act
In the event of a serious fire, operational downtime should be the least of your concerns. In this case, your main priority should be getting every occupant out of the building in a safe, calm, orderly fashion. Once everyone is safe, your next concern will be the structural integrity of your facility and assets. As mentioned above, intumescent fireproofing protects surfaces from enduring extremely high temperatures and slows the spread of flames. As a result, occupants have more time to escape; firefighters and other first responders have more time to arrive on the scene and oust the flames before your facility approaches a structural collapse (talk about facility downtime).
Keep Your Facility Safe, Sound, and Streamlined with Intumescent Fireproofing
To sum up, intumescent fireproof coatings reduce downtime for your facility thanks to quick and easy installation, first-class protective qualities, and the allowance of additional time for firefighters to put out the flames. At Kaloutas, we know how detrimental to your operations certain projects can be, which is why we make a point to work the way you work. Our “No Work Stoppage” guarantee ensures that no matter what we’re doing — whether fireproofing, flooring, painting, etc. — we work as efficiently as possible and in a manner that doesn’t interfere with your daily activities.
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