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Passive Fire Protection (PFP)
Passive fire protection is an integral element of structural fire protection and fire safety in buildings. Passive fire protection seeks to contain fires or slow their spread by means of fire-resistant walls, floors and doors as well as protecting critical structures such as load bearing columns and beams from collapsing prematurely during a fire.
Having smaller fire compartments, which may include one or more rooms or floors, prevents or slows the spread of fire from the room of its origin to other building spaces. This limits building damage and gives occupants more time to evacuate or reach an area of safety.
The aim of passive fire protection systems is to ensure that a fire is contained within a specified fire compartment as well as ensuring that the load bearing capacity of the fire exposed structure is not reaching a critical level. To achieve this, a range of materials are used in the design and construction of systems.
Zwaluw FireProtect® increases fire safety of buildings
Zwaluw FireProtect® is a complete, fully certified and approved range of passive fire protection products used in expansion and connection joints, openings and penetrations between fire compartments.
Products for passive fire protection, which are included in the construction of a building, have a primary function to reduce the spread of flames, heat and smoke and thus enhance the fire safety:
• Passive fire protection saves lives
• Passive fire protection reduces material damage
• Passive fire protection minimises business loss
• Passive fire protection protects the building construction
Under the registered brand name Zwaluw FireProtect® Den Braven has developed a complete range of passive fire protection products. All products and applications are fully tested and certified to the latest European Standards NEN EN 1366-3 (Surface Penetrations) and NEN 1366-4 (Linear Joints).