Countless things keep your building safe and functioning properly, from the bricks in the foundation all the way to plumbing and electrical components. However, to stay protected day in and day out and to avoid emergencies, building systems need help, too. This help comes from fire wraps — or fire blanket insulation — which protect against fire damage.
As insulation experts, we know that businesses need to be protected from any number of physical risks — from moisture and corrosion to disasters such as fires. Journey with us as we take a closer look at the different types of fire protection, what goes into fire protection ratings and how to keep components and people safe with fire proofing insulation.
Fires of any size can wreak havoc on commercial and industrial spaces. They put the safety of workers at risk and cause permanent damage and destruction to your machinery. Smoke is an even greater threat than the flames themselves. Smoke and toxic gases make up 50-80% of all fire-related deaths. As commercial and industrial spaces work diligently to mitigate the risk of fire damage, their design must also include precautionary measures to stop the spread of smoke.
Commercial and industrial spaces of all sizes are susceptible to fires. Combustible dust, flammable liquids and gases and hot work equipment (heating, burning, soldering) are cause for concern. Workplaces that do not take the proper fireproofing precautions put their workers at risk.