This year Warringtonfire and BM TRADA will once again form a central part of the Passive Fire Protection Demonstration zone at FIREX International. Their key message is ‘achieving best practice passive fire protection’ and they will be getting this message across via a series of live installation demonstrations which will take place on their stand on each day of the show.
The 72 square metre stand will include a ‘full-scale’ simulated cross-corridor set-up which will be used to demonstrate best practice installation of passive fire protection measures. The objective is to help those with a responsibility for fire protection to understand the complexity of the installation process and the need to appoint suitably qualified and competent contractors to carry out such work.
Session 1: 12:00
Each morning, Warringtonfire will install live on the stand a double fire doorset (including the frame, architraves, ironmongery and all of the associated fire-stopping materials e.g. mineral wool, intumescents, mastics). The installation work, which will take around 60 minutes will be filmed and relayed to a 50 inch screen on the stand to a seated audience of 30.
Session 2: 14:00
Following the lunch break, Warringtonfire will complete the exercise with the installation of the remaining passive fire protection measures, including service pipes and protective collars together with cables, cable trays and a fire batt.
At the end of both sessions, attendees will have the opportunity to:
- Have their questions answered by the team who will be on hand
- Examine the installation work and talk with the installer
- View a number of full-scale items including examples of a burnt fire door, three types of burnt fire resistant glazing, burnt structural steel and a burnt service pipe and collar
- Test their knowledge of fire doors by examining two seemingly identical specimens to determine which has been installed correctly and which has not.