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Advantages of Fire Resistant Duct over an Ordinary Duct

Date: April 7, 2017 Author: durasystems Categories: Ducts

Today, an increasing number of businesses are choosing a fire resistant duct over a standard duct. This is not by happenstance but for very good reasons. The name alone, fire rated duct, indicates a much higher level of protection. However, to fully appreciate how fire rated ductwork outperforms standard ductwork, it is important to look at all of the advantages.                                     Materials – To start with, very special materials are used in fire...

What Are Fire Enclosures, and How Do They Work?

Date: February 7, 2017 Author: durasystems Categories: Enclosures

For many types of industries and businesses, the number one concern is fire. Although a fire can cause significant damage and harm to humans regardless of a company’s size, this type of catastrophe could shut a smaller business down completely. The good news is that several different fire protection systems are available, including fire enclosures. Many people are unfamiliar with fire enclosures. For that reason, it is important to gain a better understanding of what they are and how they...

How to Achieve 4-Hour Fire Rated Protection

Date: September 27, 2016 Author: durasystems Categories: Passive Fire Protection

While many buildings have a 1- or 2-hour fire rating, 4-hour fire rated protection can easily save lives. To accomplish a four-hour rating, several elements must be considered.  DoorsDoors have a fire rating classification based on the fire rating of the wall into which they are installed. The location in the building and the current building code are used to establish the fire rating of the wall. The rating is broken down by time for steel fire doors. Typically, this includes 20 minutes,...


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