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Investing In Safety Is Always Worthwhile

  • Date: August 10, 2022
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Fires are a workplace hazard that affects many businesses. For some industries, explosions may also be an identified workplace hazard. Fortunately, it’s easy to set up a prevention plan to limit the risks involved from fires and explosions.

With DuraSteel fire and blast-resistant board, you can minimize such risks. Our fire-resistant systems can safeguard a space and its occupants from fire as well as flying debris.

What Kind of Fire and Blast Protection Do You Need?

Before you settle on a fire and blast protection system or company, you need to understand your needs. While both active and passive fire protection systems work together, their applications differ.

Active Fire and Blast Protection

Active protection can limit a fire from growing or spreading. For instance, triggering a sprinkler or deluge system can keep a fire from intensifying, and may actually extinguish it before the fire department arrives. When activated, the system also alerts the building’s personnel about the fire breakout, allowing for an immediate evacuation of the building or facility.

An active fire protection system is made up of many complimentary but separate systems that work together to ensure a safe evacuation of a building while also working to limit the fire damage.

Some typical systems forming part of a building’s active fire protection system are:

  • Fire alarms
  • Sprinklers
  • Emergency lighting
  • Backup generators
  • Fire fighters

Passive Fire and Blast Protection

Passive fire and blast protection protect your premises without a trigger. These systems are static in nature, engineered to resist flames, blasts, and fumes. They generally don't require any kind of manual intervention.

Passive fire and blast protection systems help prevent liabilities in the workplace. They can reduce the risks of fatalities by protecting your personnel from the initial blast as well as a follow up fire. They help minimize the immediate effects of a blast or a fire breakout. They can protect key areas in your facilities based on where they're installed.

Fire-resistant walls also limits thermal transfer, which stops a fire from spreading to adjacent areas. This allows your personnel to evacuate without any disruptions. Some common examples include:

  • Blast walls and protective barriers
  • Fire-resistant walls and ceilings
  • Fire-resistant doors
  • Fire-resistant ducts

If you want to install a complete network of protective systems, get in touch with an expert. With the DuraSteel fire-resistant board, you can contain fires early.

Build a Safe Working Environment

Customizing your fire and blast protection system is a great way to address threats. Our experts at DuraSystems offer effective building solutions in high-hazard areas. We specialize in passive fire and blast protection systems and assemblies. With the DuraSteel walls constructed of DuraSteel panel, you can build a system that sustains high impacts and blast forces and still provides fire protection afterwards. Contact us now!