Trafalgar launches intumescent sealant FyrePex
All service penetrations require an appropriate fire stopping system to maintain the system fire rating (FRL) of the fire compartment barrier.
With PEX pipes and derivatives of PEX pipes growing in popularity across the plumbing industry, Trafalgar has launched FYREPEX, an intumescent sealant that expands with the heat of a fire, which enables it to be used with PEX water or gas pipes, as well as air-conditioning services.
As the sealant expands, it actively crushes the pipe to block off the penetration for up 2 hours during a fire. Tested to AS1530.4 and AS4072.1 in accordance with the National Construction Code (NCC), FYREPEX is non-toxic and is approved for both walls and floors, and is available in a 310ml cartridge and a 600ml sausage.
While there is a plethora of products on the market, knowing which products or systems are going to work for which application is not always easy. The team at Trafalgar are not just order takers, providing expert advice on passive fire protection systems, to ensure customers get the most suitable products to prevent the spread of fire through service penetrations.
Download Trafalgar’s quick Penetration System Selector and for further information on the FYREPEX Sealant or any other fire containment solutions.