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Important Building Code Terms for Firewall Requirements

With so many code terms for firewall requirements, trying to determine which ones are important is a monumental task. However, understanding the terminology helps tremendously when choosing a fire partition for your business. Following are some of the more important code terms to learn. Fire Barrier Wall (NFPA 221, 3.3.14.5) – “A wall, other than a fire wall, having a fire resistance rating.” Fire Wall (NFPA 221, 3.3.14.6) – “A wall separating buildings or subdividing a building to prevent the...

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Which is Better: A Fire Barrier vs. Firewall

When it comes to passive fire protection, there are many different systems. Although they all work to prevent the spread of a fire, they have characteristics that make them unique. For your business, you need to know which option is required, a fire barrier vs firewall. Keep in mind when you select a system from a reputable company, you will have tremendous support in choosing the appropriate solution based on your specific needs. Fire Barrier In simple terms, a fire-resistant...

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