Fire Rated Panels & Doors


 

1. Rockwool Core


These fire rated panels are similar in construction to our standard insulated panels except that the core consists of Rockwool.  Rockwool is an insulation media made from the natural ingredients Basalt rock and Chalk. It conforms in all respects to the accepted South African standard for thermal insulation and has the following properties:
 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our fire rated wall panel system has been tested according to SABS 0177 Part 2-1981 “Fire resistance test for non-loadbearing building elements” and achieved the following results:


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

2. CALCIUM SILICARE CORE- 'FIRECELL'


“FIRECELL®” Fire Resistent Panels "Patent No. F2000/1018"
Our “FIRECELL®” panels are similar in construction to our standard insulated panels except that the core is of calcium silicate. Calcium silicate is a white, essentially dust-free, non-synthetic fibre product. It conforms in all respects to the accepted South African standard for thermal insulation and has the following properties:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Our “Firecell” panel system has been tested according to SABS 0177 Part 2-1981 “Fire resistance test for non-loadbearing building elements” and achieved the following results:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 
The main advantages of  our Fire Rated panels are:

Pre-painted, maintenance free and washable surface.
Long span, vertically or horizontally joined panels.
Thickness from 40mm to 150mm depending on required fire resistance.
Core does not melt at high temperatures
No toxic fumes or dense clouds are released during fire
Unique joining system eliminates the problem of thermal bridges
Dimensionally stable
Notable savings on installation time and costs
Lower insurance premiums
Fire Rated panels are ideally suited for the following high temperature applications:
Non-combustible cubicles for cleanrooms
Non-combustible partitions and ceilings for lining existing cold rooms
Non-combustible spray booths in the automotive industry
Fire rated computer rooms, control rooms, air handling units
Fire rated compartment walls, ceilings and barriers for escape routes, service ducts and compartmentalization of large non-residential buildings such as hospitals + shopping centres
High performance firewalls for division of flammable stores in factories and warehouses.
 
Some of our clients include:

Pfiser - Cleanroom facilities
BMW - Paint shop, Dyno Chambers.
Hella - Headlamp manufacturing cleanrooms.
Delta Motor Corporation - Spray Booth.

Maximum service temperature

 750 °C

Combustibilty
Non Combustible

Thermal conductivity
0.034 W/mK

Compression strength
15.0 MPA

Spread flame index
<25

100mm thick WALL panel 

Achieved 90-minute fire resistance

Time of Failure (Minutes)

Failure
 

Stability

> 90

No failure occurred

 

Integrity

> 90

No failure occurred

Insulation - Maximum

> 90

Thermocouple No. 2 exceeded 203 °C

 

Average

> 90

Avg Temp was 148 °C at end of test

Maximum service temperature

1050 °C

Specific heat
0.84 Kj

 

Thermal conductivity

0.06 W/mK

 

Compression strength

3.0 MPA

 

Surface fire index results when tested to SABS 0177-3

Spread flame index

Nil

 

Heat contribution index

Nil

 

Smoke emission index

Nil

 

Surface fire index

Nil

 

Class

1

50mm thick WALL panel  

Achieved 90-minute fire resistance

 

Time of Failure (Minutes)

Failure

 

Stability

> 120

No failure occurred

 

Integrity

> 120

No failure occurred

 

Insulation - Maximum

> 120

Thermocouple No. 3 exceeded 204 °C 

 65mm thick CEILING panel  

Achieved 72-minute fire resistance

 

Time of Failure (Minutes)

 

Stability

72

Failure 

 

Integrity         

85          

Continuous flaming occurred  

 

Cotton pad ignited

 

Insulation 

99

Thermocouple on joint exceeded 203 °C

Smoke emission index
<50

Odor emission
None

Water vapour absorbtion
< 1% by volume

Fungi resistance
Does not promote fungi growth

Class
1