Fire Sealants: Field of Applications
Fire sealants are used in a variety of commercial and residential building applications to help prevent the spread of fire and smoke. Among the most common applications are:
- Sealing gaps and openings around electrical conduits, plumbing, and other penetrations in fire-rated walls and floors.
- Sealing gaps around windows, door frames, and other exterior joints.
- Sealing gaps around baseboards, trim, and other interior finishes.
- Firestopping of openings in walls, floors and ceilings.
- Sealing gaps around fireproofing materials, such as sprayed insulation.
- In addition to this traditional application, these sealants can also be used to seal gaps and cracks around air ducts, electrical panels, and other building components to prevent the spread of fire and smoke.
When selecting a fire sealant, it is important to consider the specific requirements of your application, including the type of construction, the size of the gaps or openings to be sealed, and the fire rating required. It is also important to use a sealant that is tested and certified by an independent testing agency to ensure it meets the appropriate fire safety standards. Also, it is important that the used fire sealants are compliant with the local building code and have the appropriate fire rating for the specific application. For further information please consult Sabre’s technical support team for specific advice regarding your application and project requirements.