Fire Fighters

October 30, 2008
Publication: Walls & Ceilings p 34-36
Author(s): Kuhn, Brian D.

Abstract: The use of intumescent materials to inhibit thermal transmission and flame passage is used to provide fire protection for exposed heavy steel and is a technique that is growing in popularity for firestops and joint systems. While the specification of intumescent systems is becoming more common, an understanding of the science behind the intumescing process generally is not.

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