Successful open day

Fire Protection holds open day

The first of a planned series of 'Open Days' incorporating a factory tour, an introduction to the manufacturing process and the R&D involved in the production of fire resistant ductwork, has been successfully concluded by Fire Protection.

The company is now planning similar events targeted at industry professionals within specific sectors of the construction industry - such as building control officers, mechanical services consulting engineers and mechanical contractors. Each open day will be exclusively designed to explain the facts and technicalities of fire resistant ductwork systems that are relevant to that particular group.

The first event was attended by 30 mechanical contractors and consultants and began with a 45 minute CPD seminar describing the 'why, where and how' of fire resistant ductwork use.

A factory tour, covering the necessary quality assurance procedures and monitoring systems, the ductwork manufacturing process, inspection, degreasing, preparation, spraying, curing, final preparation, inspection and delivery aspects followed. During the tour, delegates were able to supplement their knowledge of the beneficial aspects of the Flamebar BW11 system.

Delegates were then shown a BS476 Part 6 test (method of test for fire propagation for products), BS476 Part 7 test (method of classification of the surface spread of flame for products) and BS476 Part 24 test (method for determination of the fire resistance of ventilation ducts), demonstrated by FPL's Research & Development department. Following the seminar and tour, guests were invited to join FPL technical employees, in order to further their understanding of this specialist subject.

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  • 09 January 2008

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