DuraSystems Banner

What to Look for in a Fire Rated Panel

  • Date: November 22, 2016
  • Author: Admin
  • Categories:

When it comes to fire protection, your local building codes and your insurance company will provide you with requirements. This eliminates guesswork on your part as to what to look for in a fire resistant panel. However, you should still gain insight into what the different panel options are and how each provides a unique level of protection. Varying Levels of Fire Resistance There are several unique levels of fire resistance. While most share the same concept, there are some...

Read More

When and Where Is a Fire Barrier Used?

  • Date: November 02, 2016
  • Author: Admin
  • Categories:

The primary purpose of a fire barrier is to compartmentalize a building in an effort to prevent fire and smoke from spreading. This protects the structure, interior property, and, most importantly, human life. Any risk of fire is serious. As a business owner, you have the right and the legal obligation to take the appropriate protection measures. Although a fire barrier benefits virtually all industries, it is especially critical for companies that deal with volatile materials and those with a...

Read More

Active Fire Protection vs. Passive Fire Protection

It is common for people to confuse the terms active fire protection and passive fire protection. Although these are different concepts, they are intended to complement one another when used properly. This is why it is important to learn the differences between them. With passive fire protection, it is difficult for a fire to start and spread within a building. Included in the design are fire walls and doors, along with fire retardant materials that are critical in preventing a...

Read More

How to Maintain Fire Barriers

  • Date: October 14, 2016
  • Author: Admin
  • Categories:

To maintain code compliance, fire barriers must be in check. The leading deficiencies include issues specific to ducts, fire doors, and barrier penetrations. Keeping fire doors up to date can be challenging. However, to guarantee that there are no penetrations in a fire barrier, you must maintain compliance. Fortunately, you can maintain a barrier against fire and avoid possible citations by following a few simple steps. Good Planning To maintain fire barriers, good planning is essential. This is best accomplished...

Read More

Difference Between Fire Barrier and Fire Partition

  • Date: October 05, 2016
  • Author: Admin
  • Categories:

For any fire protection plan, a fire barrier and fire partition are vital. Far too often, the terms used for fire partitions and fire barriers are interchanged. To maximize the benefits of these elements, it is important to understand the differences between fire barrier vs fire partition. A firewall subdivides a building into separate areas. One goal of this type of system is to restrict the spread of smoke and fire within one building. Based on the type of separation...

Read More