As a business owner, you have taken precautions to ensure your employees, building, and your business’s sustainability are protected. Multi-use buildings or any commercial facility with high-traffic and a busy team need to ensure they have installed flexible industrial fireproofing even on the hard to reach areas of the building to avoid future downtime and employee injury.
Kaloutas offers spray-applied fireproofing services that can cover every corner of your building. Spray-applied fireproofing (SFRM) provides inherent fire resistance by presenting a physical barrier between the heat and steel. This ensures your people can exit the building safely with minimal damage to your assets.
What to Know About Spray-Applied Fireproofing
Invest in Spray-Applied Fireproofing Services with Kaloutas
Spray-applied fireproofing can go anywhere in your facility, even on components typically considered fireproof. It’s important to apply fireproofing to these areas as well to maintain the integrity of your building. By creating an extra barrier, spray-applied fireproofing can save expensive assets typically viewed as fireproof, like steel. Structural steel is not flammable, so you may wonder why fireproof in the first place. At 1,000 degrees, steel can lose up to 40% of its strength; at 1,500 degrees, steel can lose up to 90% of its strength. Because the average building fire can reach temperatures of 1,500 – 2,000 degrees, a fire in your facility will compromise its ability to stay standing, your equipment can become damaged from collapsing beams, and you can face major liability issues.
Dry and Wet Mix Spray-Applied Fireproofing
The physical barrier between the fire and your asset is the fireproofing mix. This mix comes in two forms: wet mix and dry mix. Dry mix is blown through a spray nozzle. It is mixed with aerosolized water as it is applied.
Wet-mix is mixed with water into a mortar-like consistency before it’s pumped through the nozzle, where compressed air allows it to be sprayed.
Both dry-and wet-mix have similar applications and performance. The choice of specified product will vary depending upon several factors – 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.
Kaloutas will help design teams with assessing the correct product for their project with manufacturer support and professionally install the material chosen, so the final result meets all fireproofing code requirements, meets all manufacturer requirements, and is aesthetically pleasing.
Spray-Applied Fireproofing Plans from Kaloutas
The main goal of implementing spray-applied fireproofing plans from Kaloutas is first and foremost to provide safety to you and your people. Additionally, you will also experience significantly less downtime after a catastrophe with minimal repairs to your assets. With spray-applied fire resistive paints, the fire department also has a larger window to arrive and defuse the fire, causing fewer damages and less runaround with your insurance company after already dealing with a catastrophic event. We will ensure you’re up to code as well, so you never have to worry about wasted money in fines.
Kaloutas is here to ensure that your fireproofing is always reliable year-round. All facilities will experience compromised fireproofing, especially if multiple trades are practiced under one roof. When this happens, we will effectively resolve the areas that have been compromised with no downtime for your business by fireproof patching.
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We serve commercial and industrial facilities in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire. Contact us or call 978−532−1414 for your spray-applied fireproofing estimate today!