Industrial Fireproofing | Kaloutas

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Industrial Fireproofing

When a fire emer­gency occurs, effec­tive fire­proof coat­ings can save lives and pre­vent a great deal of dam­age and loss. At Kaloutas, we take this respon­si­bil­i­ty to heart, mak­ing sure that our fire-resis­tive coat­ings are installed properly.

Indus­tri­al Fire­proof­ing in New England

What Is Intu­mes­cent Fire­proof­ing?

Intu­mes­cent paint coat­ings are fire-resis­tive paints that change state when exposed to flame or exces­sive heat. Though these coat­ings appear just like nor­mal paint and come in a vari­ety of col­ors and sheens, they decom­pose and expand dur­ing a fire, cre­at­ing a thick, spongy foam that slows the spread of fire and heat penetration.

Dur­ing a fire, intu­mes­cent paint will pro­tect struc­tur­al steel, giv­ing those in the build­ing a longer time to escape and fire­fight­ers a longer time to fight the blaze before the sta­bil­i­ty of the struc­ture is com­pro­mised. Fire-retar­dant coat­ings can also be applied to wood, dry­wall, con­crete, and CMU walls. 

Spray-Applied Fire­proof­ing for Struc­tur­al Steel

Struc­tur­al steel is not flam­ma­ble, so why are we fire­proof­ing it? At 1000 degrees, steel can lose up to 40% of its strength​.At 1500 degrees, steel can lose up to 90% of its strength. 

Since the aver­age build­ing fire reach­es tem­per­a­tures of 1,5002,000 degrees, fail­ure to fire­proof struc­tur­al steel pos­es sig­nif­i­cant prob­lems for main­tain­ing its struc­tur­al integri­ty and ten­sile strength, and that can lead to col­lapse. Fire­proof­ing acts as a phys­i­cal bar­ri­er between the fire and the steel. Fire­proof coat­ings for struc­tur­al steel come in two forms dry- and wet-mix. Dry-mix mate­r­i­al is blown to the spray­ing noz­zle, where it is mixed with aerosolized water as it is applied. Wet-mix is mixed with water into a mor­tar-like con­sis­ten­cy pri­or to being pumped to the noz­zle where com­pressed air allows it to be spray-applied. Since dry-and wet-mix have sim­i­lar appli­ca­tions and per­for­mance, which appli­ca­tion is used varies depend­ing upon sev­er­al fac­tors, includ­ing hourly fire rat­ing, thick­ness­es to achieve that rat­ing, envi­ron­men­tal con­di­tions (cli­mate con­trol), weath­er expo­sure, and dura­bil­i­ty to with­stand impact. 

To address each sce­nario, fire­proof­ing mate­ri­als are offered in low (com­mer­cial), medi­um, and high density.

Fire­proof­ing Patching

Fire­proof­ing dam­age hap­pens all the time as a result of new builds and ren­o­va­tions. If your fire­proof coat­ing dam­age has left areas uncov­ered, or if coat­ings have cracked, the team at Kaloutas will deter­mine the prop­er mate­r­i­al and method for patch­ing and deliv­er a result that allows con­struc­tion to con­tin­ue with­out delay, in accor­dance with fire codes.

Ther­mal-Acousti­cal Insulation

In mixed-use build­ings, occu­pan­cy clas­si­fi­ca­tions dic­tate Fire and Build­ing code require­ments, includ­ing fire-rat­ing, insu­la­tion, and noise reduction/​transmission. Design teams must uti­lize a vari­ety of strate­gies to sep­a­rate res­i­den­tial, com­mer­cial, stor­age, util­i­ty, or park­ing areas. Among con­sid­er­a­tions such as space, aes­thet­ics, and per­for­mance, teams must also ensure the approach­es to achiev­ing these goals are com­pat­i­ble and well-inte­grat­ed. Oth­er­wise, you end up with project hangups and delays. For exam­ple, by using spray-applied fire­proof­ing, you can accom­plish the goal of fire-rat­ing. But to achieve the insu­la­tion rat­ing (R‑value) and noise reduc­tion (NRC), some meth­ods will adverse­ly impact the per­for­mance of the fire­proof­ing. At Kaloutas, we use fiber­glass-based, spray-applied ther­mal-acousti­cal insu­la­tion that is com­pat­i­ble with most fire­proof­ing prod­ucts. These ther­mal-acousti­cal prod­ucts are designed to deliv­er insu­la­tion R‑values and acousti­cal noise reduc­tion in tan­dem with fire-resis­tance mate­ri­als. The final result is effec­tive, code-com­pli­ant, and aes­thet­i­cal­ly pleasing.

Effec­tive Indus­tri­al and Com­mer­cial Fireproofing

Kaloutas is expe­ri­enced apply­ing cus­tomized fire­proof coat­ings in numer­ous facil­i­ties across indus­tries, including:

  • Man­u­fac­tur­ing Facilities

  • Indus­tri­al Spaces

  • Hos­pi­tals & Nurs­ing Homes

  • Schools & Universities

  • Restau­rants & Hotels

  • Retail & Mixed Use Spaces

  • Apart­ments & Condos

  • Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal Facilities

  • Indus­tri­al Spaces

  • Ware­hous­ing and Distribution

  • Con­trolled Lab Environments

To work with a com­pa­ny that takes safe­ty seri­ous­ly at every lev­el, call Kaloutas. 

Our teams can assess your fire­proof­ing needs, design the cor­rect prod­uct for your project with man­u­fac­tur­er sup­port, and pro­fes­sion­al­ly install the mate­r­i­al cho­sen, so the final result meets all code and man­u­fac­tur­ing require­ments with a visu­al­ly appeal­ing finish.

We serve com­mer­cial and indus­tri­al facil­i­ties in Rhode Island, Mass­a­chu­setts, Con­necti­cut, Maine, Ver­mont, and New Hamp­shire. Con­tact us or call 9785321414 for your fire­proof­ing esti­mate today.

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What Our Clients Say

“Customer service and quality from Kaloutas are unmatched. A great working relationship among both the office and field staff.”
- Alexander Wong
“Jay Culbert and his team have been a total delight to work with. This job, which could have been a nightmare, has gone ever so smoothly. Jay has done a great job wrangling all the involved trades into a seamless unit. The Board of Trustees is delighted. Jay is a joy, as is his cohort. Please know how happy the Board and I are and how much I look forward to working with Jay, and Kaloutas again. ”
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Windover Construction
“Kaloutas has done a dozen or so projects for JM Coull in recent years, rising to the occasion each time with quality, on time delivery. They do a great job on the front end of each opportunity, able to accurately estimate and plan for the needs of a project with even the most preliminary information. In short, when Kaloutas is on the team, that's one less trade to worry about!”
- Tom Dube
Vice President, JM Coull, Inc
“We have had a highly successful working relationship with Kaloutas for ten years. Throughout this time, Kaloutas has often been responsible for the painting scope of work on our most difficult and challenging projects. Kaloutas consistently has met our expectations in all respects. Not only are they competitive with every business opportunity, they are critically attentive to schedule and quality of work. As Kaloutas has grown over the years, they have been able to retain the core values that made them successful in the early years of their business. We view Kaloutas as a progressive company that recognizes that successful management leads to success as a Painting contractor. We appreciate the business relationship that we have with Kaloutas, and would recommend them to any client that should have painting needs. ”
- Sean Fahy
President, CM&B
“It is without hesitation that I convey my high level of satisfaction with the entire team at Kaloutas. Over the past decade, we have worked together on various projects, including healthcare, retail, multifamily housing, and hospitality. Service, quality and commitment to budget are the attributes that allow us to be successful, and enable us to achieve high repeat client levels. Those are attributes we find in Kaloutas. I consider myself and the organization I represent to be a happy repeat customer. ”
- Edward Defanti
Sr. Vice President, Essex Builders Corp.
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- Jeff Cameron
Senior Project Manager, J. Calnan & Associates, Inc.
“I have been working with Kaloutas for over 10 years and I can honestly say they are one of the best painting contractors in New England. I can always count on them to finish on time, produce quality work, and maintain a professional presence from both the office and field. Client satisfaction is clearly a priority to Kaloutas and each project exhibits this positive attribute. I would strongly recommend Kaloutas to anyone who is looking for an established painting subcontractor to partner with to ensure your painting needs and project goals are met on every Project!”
- Shawn M. Gallant
Project Manager, Columbia Construction Company

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