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How Intumescent Fireproofing Reduces Downtime for Your Facility

Intumescent fireproofing on an industrial ceiling. 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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