Firefree’s solution for cladding fires is based on Firefree 88’s existing testing on multiple substrates (metal, aluminum, polyurethane foam , gypsum, wood…) to a variety of standards including ASTM E 119, FM 4975, BS 476 , AS 1530 and EN 13501 and Room Corner tests (UBC-2, UBC 26-3, NFPA 286). Now Firefree 88 has passed a further set of tests, further validating such a retrofit solution.
The tests were conducted to the ASTM 1623 fire test standard, providing a “real world” extreme fire condition to determine the fire resistance of the sample panels in terms of maximum temperature exposure and time as an indication of performance in full scale testing under NFPA 285 the current testing standards currently being used for cladding panels.
The cladding panel, which was coated with FF88 per Firefree Coating’s solution (patent application filed), never got close to reaching the backside failure temperature of 121 C (250F) during the 60 minutes of the test. It reached an equilibrium temperature of 100 C (212 F) indicating a similar result would have been reached with the test extended to 120 minutes. By comparison the control cladding panel, which was not coated with FF88, reached the backside failure temperature of 121 C (250 F) in 6 minutes.
Firefree 88 can also be used in the manufacturing of new cladding panels resulting in non-combustible cladding with the same insulation quality and cost effective manufacturing.
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