Fire Drill: Coatings that Protect Commercial Buildings – and Save Lives

From JPCL, July 2016

By Sean Younger and Jim Rippe, Carboline Company

In the event of a fire, steel’s load-bearing capacity diminishes as its core temperature rises: a big problem for steel structures. Fire-resistive coatings help to prevent structural collapse, maintaining paths of egress for occupants to exit the building....

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Tagged categories: ASTM E119; Carboline; Cementitious; Coatings Technology; Fire; Fire-resistive coatings; International Building Code; Intumescent; Passive Fire Protection; Specialty functions; Structural steel

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