Vulcan Vents obtained a listing from California State Fire Marshall for use in the Wildland Urban Interface wildfires, under category 8165 of the Building Material Listing Program.
Vulcan Vents have also successfully passed the ASTM Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) testing standards for ember and flame intrusion (ASTM E 2886 and ASTM E 2912). These standards, officially adopted and published, are applicable throughout the entire United States for any wildland fire area in which new or existing homes exist or are being built.
In addition to passing the WUI fire testing standards, the Vulcan Vents have also passed the one (1) hour fire test under the ASTM E 119 one (1) hour fire test standard. This standard is applicable in property side yard setback issues where a one (1) hour fire rating is being required.
Vulcan Vents are products of Vulcan Technologies, a partner of Firefree Coatings. Their vents use a Firefree proprietary intumescent product. They are the only vents that meet both the WUI and the one (1) hour fire test standards for the exterior of buildings while providing the proper amount of ventilation to attic and crawl spaces in building structures. The vents are easy to install in both new and retrofit conditions, are made of high quality materials and quality construction.
For further information, please contact [email protected] or 415-459-6488, http://www.vulcantechnologies.com/.
Firefree 88 has been granted a new Factory Mutual Approval (FM 4975 Class testing). Such testing has shown a fire performance improved by over 25%, confirming Firefree 88’s leadership position as a fire retardant and fire resistant thin film intumescent coating.
Factory Mutual (FM Approvals, www.fmapprovals.com), a division of FM Global, is our partner in risk management. FM Global is a world leader in commercial property insurance and risk management. FM Approvals certifies products with a unique focus on rigorous testing and certification of loss prevention products and services.
For further information, please contact at [email protected] (+1 415-459-6488), wwwfirefree.com.
Firefree expanded its operations in Australia by appointing Brenntag Australia as its distributor in Australia.
Firefree’s products have been tested and certified worldwide at accredited international laboratories including CSIRO and Brantz Laboratories and are used in many construction projects including the Fire Safety Program of LACH (NSW Land and Housing Corporation).
For further information, please contact Firefree in Australia at [email protected] (+61 488- 079-377) or in the US at [email protected] (+1 415-459-6488).
For information on pricing and availability please contact [email protected] (800-733-554).
Firefree Class A passes the ASTM E-84 30 minutes test at a low thin film thickness.
Firefree Class A, applied at 8 mils dry thickness, registered a zero (0) flame spread index and 45 smoke density index, also qualifying the coating for air plenum spaces (as required by mechanical building codes). At this low thickness of one coat, the coating will comply with the same acceptance criteria used for fire retardant treated wood (while other coatings would require multiple coats).
In addition, the coating complies with the California Building Code requirements Chapter 7A-5, for eaves/soffits with the Wild Fire Zones, Wildland Urban Interface (WUI), which most insurance companies require to reinstate coverage.
For further information, please contact Firefree at [email protected] or 415-459-6488.