Morgan Fire Protection System Receives EU Certification
The system is based around Morgan’s FireMaster Marine Plus blanket, a non-combustible flexible blanket that is wrapped around the structural steel profile of a building and held in place with welded anchors and friction fit washers.
A structural steel fire protection system from Morgan Advanced Materials has been certified for the fire protection of structural steelwork in compliance with the EU Construction Products Regulation (305/2011/EU). The system is based around Morgan’s FireMaster Marine Plus blanket, a non-combustible flexible blanket that is wrapped around the structural steel profile of a building and held in place with welded anchors and friction fit washers. During tests, Morgan’s system has been proven to provide good thermal and acoustic insulation. Using a blanket density of 96 kg/m³, the system also offers a lightweight fire protection solution for steelwork for up to three hours.
Fire tested in accordance with EN 13381-4 standard, the system is certified through Underwriters Laboratory International in accordance with ETAG 18-4. Key to its effectiveness is the fact that the blanket is manufactured without the use of organic binders, eliminating the potential for smoke emission in the event of fire. Instead, it has been designed using low-biopersistent alkaline earth silicate (AES) fibers, exonerated from carcinogenic classification in accordance with EU Directive 67/548/EWG. The required tensile strength is provided through mechanically needling the fibers in the blanket together, giving the blanket a maximum use classification temperature of 1,200°C.
“By manufacturing our steel structural fire protection system using our proven AES fibers, we have created a durable but lightweight solution,” said Allan Beeston, global Fire Protection manager. “For our system to be certified as compliant with the EU Construction Products Regulation is evidence of both its effectiveness and reliability.”
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