Passive Fire Protection is an fundamental factor of fire safety in a building and it is equally important with Active Fire Protection. PFP goal is to contain fires or slow the spread of fire by a variety of elements such as the use of fire-resistant walls, floors, and doors. In case of a fire hazard, flames may escape through openings and spread to the storey above.
According to the legislation fire protection measures are compulsory for multi-storey buildings.
Buildings are normally separated into ’sterile’ areas that will contain fire in a particular area. These sterile areas are known as fire compartments. Occupants of buildings in areas remote from the fire source are protected from fire and smoke by these compartments. It is also vital that all escape routes are constructed as fire compartments to maintain them free of smoke and heat.
In order for PFP to be effective it requires installation by trained people. Using the right products, trained installers and fire safety training, will ensure fire safety in buildings.
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