INTUMESECENT FIRE SEALS
Raven has a large range of intumescent fire seals to suit the OEM and retrofit aftermarket. Intumescent seals are predominantly used in door assemblies manufactured by fire door fabricators where they incorporate Raven intumescent seals into the fire door set prior to leaving the factory.
Used in fire door assemblies of timber, steel or composite construction, Raven intumescent seals expand rapidly to many times their original size upon contact with fire or hot gasses above 200°C. Once the intumescent activates it concentrates pressure in confined spaces, exfoliates slowly to protect itself and has good insulation properties. When correctly positioned in the door leaf or door frame margin, the intumescent prevents the passage of flames and superheated gasses from travelling from one compartment to another.
Unlike sodium silicate based intumescent used by some manufacturers, Raven’s unique formulation is unaffected by water, making it ideal for applications in damp or humid environments. Raven intumescent is clean, non-toxic and displays outstanding durability and reliability.
When specifying intumescent seals, their primary function is to upgrade fire resistance and maintain the integrity of a fire rated door assembly. Intumescent fire seals are also used in fire engineered solutions by fire engineers.
Important: In occupant life and safety situations such as “Smoke Door” applications, refer to Raven Smoke Sealing Systems for smoke doors and fire rated doors. Raven certified smoke sealing systems are necessary to help protect occupants within rooms from life threatening smoke in a fire emergency. Raven smoke sealing systems are tested for ambient and medium temperature smoke up to 200°C on smoke doors and fire rated doors. In almost all building fires the ignition point of a fire is a long way from the building occupants, however, toxic ambient and medium temperature smoke can move quickly from the primary source. Refer mandated building codes, i.e. Australian NCC Specification C3.4.