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DuraSteel

 

 
DuraSteel is  a unique non-combustible material consisting of two metal sheets mechanically bonded to a cement fibre core.  DuraSteel is lightweight and used in the construction of fire and blast resistant barriers, ductwork, enclosures and structures. 

DuraSteel is exceptionally robust, resistant to impact, unaffected by moisture and once installed requires minimal maintenance even in the most aggressive atmospheres.

 
DuraSteel sheets have a variety of uses. DuraSystems offers a complete line of fire and/or blast resistant systems. Click along the left hand column for further details on some of our other systems.



Whether for fire or blast, some of the most common systems utilizing DuraSteel are:

  • Fire Rated Ventilation Systems
  • Fire Rated Ceilings, Floors, Walls & Door Assemblies
  • Oil, Gas Pipe & Cable Tray Enclosures
  • Fire Barriers
  • Outdoor & indoor transformer fire separations
  • Protection from hydrocarbon fires & blasts
  • Fire & Blast containment for gas storage
  • Oil & Gas Compressor protection
  • Portable Barriers
  • Document Storage Vaults
  • Acoustic Barriers & Enclosures
  • Blast Walls & Doors
  • Blast Resistant Duct
     
The sheets come 1.2 x 2.5 meters (approximately 4 x 8 feet) in size and are available in the following options:
  •    Standard 3/8" (9.5mm) thickness
  •    Optional 1/4" (6mm) thickness
  •    Standard G-90 galvanized finish
  •    Optional 316 – 2B stainless steel finish
  •    Other specialty metals available

DuraSteel is by far the most extensively tested material in Passive Fire Protection. DuraSteel and assemblies constructed of DuraSteel have been widely tested by independent laboratories.


DuraSteel and DuraSteel assemblies have been tested for the following characteristics:

  •    Combustibility
  •    Fire protection (6hrs of fire resistance in relation to ASTM E119 time temp curve)
  •    Hydrocarbon fires (H0, H60, and H120)
  •    Jet fire
  •    Blast protection
  •    Impact resistance
  •    Physical strength
  •    Hose stream
  •    Negative and positive pressure testing
  •    Acoustical reduction testing
  •    Frost cycling and resistance
  •    Radio frequency shielding
  •    Thermal conductivity

Independent testing laboratories and authorities providing certification include:

Literature:

DuraSteel brochure  |  Versión en español

DuraSteel Acoustical brochure

Test Index for Tests and Certificates



 

  

Fire & Blast Rated Duct

 

DuraDuct SD & HP are independently tested blast rated duct systems. Both SD & HP models can withstand a charge of 2 Bar (approx. 27psi) overpressure without developing any through openings.

This life safety benefit is unmatched by any other fire rated duct system and is the only tested blast rated system on the market.

DuraDuct SD & HP models are ideal for high risk installations or where added protection of the life safety system will be required.