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Passive Fire ProtectionCoatingsMonarch Industrial Products (I) Pvt ltd.,

Passive Fire Protection Coatings

Fire protection is important for:Personnel protection giving people time to escape or shelter from the effects of the fire Asset protection minimizing damage to the assets before f ire services arriving.Fire strikes when least expected.The speed at which the fire travels or propagates even a small accidental fire or electric spark caused by short circuit is sufficient to create huge, immeasurable damage to the safety of people and properties.The fire can start from external source or internal source, just from anywhere and without warning. Fire takes advantage of unprotected surfaces and areas concealed from fire fighters. The consequences - overwhelming heat, suffocating smoke, loss of time, damage to items of sentimental value and above all, the loss of life. The insurance company may able to replace the material goods, but there are few things that money simply cannot replaceThe conventional paints coated over structural steel, concrete and wooden surfaces are flammable and indeed act as a fuel which aid in spreading of fire. The intense heat conducted through metal ignites the paint and combust spontaneously even if not subjected to a f lame directly. In the event, of f ire , the winning time is crucial in evacuating the people and limiting the amount of structural damage.There is no second chance with the fire. One has to do it right first time.

Salient Features :

This coating after application dries quickly to a matt finish . On contact with fire or excessive heat, the coating puffs up (intumesces) to several times thicker than original coating film, forming a sponge - like cellular foam insulating char layer and reduces available oxygen to the surface. Intumescent is a substance which swells as a result of heat exposure, thus increasing in volume, and decreasing in density. An insulating char of low thermal conductivity that reduces heat transfer to substrate and slows the temperature rise of the substrate. The product works by cutting off oxygen from the fuel source inhibiting the combustion process in the immediate vicinity of the area and reduces the transmission of fire, heat and smoke to the protected area like fire retardant jacket during and after exposure to fire. Even after prolonged exposure to a fire the coating is not destroyed and continue to shield the substrate by forming low conductivity carbon char that act as a barrier between the fire and the substrate. This substantially decreases the temperature rise, smoke generation and finally insulates and protects the substrate from the heat of the flame.The rating of fire retardant coatings depends on the intensity of the flame, type, coating thickness and other variables. More thickness of the coatings increases fire protection duration. The coating adheres tightly and fits to any size and shape of the substrate. It produces neat, attractive and paintable finish. The coatings are non-toxic, asbestos free and resist cracking or crumbling.


Monarch's FlameGuard fire retardant intumescent coatings offer ultimate protection in extensive applications like Industries, Institutions, Corporate houses, Show rooms, Residences, Schools, Dormitories, Hospital Care, Nursing Homes, Hotels, Motels, Retail stores, Restaurants, Transportation etc., on structural steel, concrete, cables, wood, rubber, PVC, canvas, gypsum board, polyurethane foam, wooden surfaces, joists, beams, acoustic tile, rough and finished timbers, open surface panel board, previously painted wall board, hard woods, softwoods, drywall, SPF plywood and OSB etc.,

Active Vs Passive Fire Protection

Active Fire ProtectionMethods that require a certain amount of motion and response in order to react to put out the re by locating smoke, flames or heat, eg. Smoke & Heat extraction systems, Sprinkler systems, Fire extinguisher systems, Gaseous clean agents, Fire ghting foam.Passive Fire ProtectionMethods that contain, minimize the impact, or slow the spread of the re. Contrary to active re protection the coating system becomes an integral element of structural re protection and re safety in buildings within a speci ed re compartment as well as ensuring that the load bearing capacity of the re exposed structure is not reaching a critical level, the passive type does not need a response before reacting to the re eg. Intumescent coatings, Retardant coatings, Resistive coatings, Ablative coatings.Vs

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