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Three identical buildings made of ½" plywood and pine 2x4. The Building on the left and center are only painted. The building on the right is intumescent coated as well as a topcoat of paint. Fire cribs are placed in the building on the left and the coated building on the right. The center building does not have a fire crib.
Ignite two buildings the same way, one has intumescent coating and one does not. Witness the time difference in ignition and spread of fire.
Similar to multi-family homes and commercial buildings like hotels, see how fire travels from one structure to the next and how an intumescent coated structure can prevent the continuation of the spread of fire.
Both fire cribs are ignited at the same time. The building on the left is fully engulfed in less than 5 minutes.
In less than 7min the first building is now igniting the center building. The coated building has not ignited, only the fire crib is burning.
At 10 minutes the fire crib in the right building is burning but the building itself has still not caught fire.
In less than 15 minutes the left building has burned up and collapsed and the center building is fully ignited.
At 20 minutes, the center building is fully engulfed in flame and generating enough heat that the coating on the outside right building begins to intumesce.
At 40 minutes into the test the center building is completely destroyed and continues to smolder.
After 1 hour and 30 minutes the ashes of the left and center building are still smoldering, but the coated building remains standing.
This burn test is to show how a Global Fireproof Solutions Certified Intumescent Coating provides fire resistance to a polypropylene electronic component case. Test runs for 15 mins, then the case is flipped and a new test is performed on the uncoated side in order to compare the difference.
This video burn demonstration shows two samples of pickle tank material (PP). The sample on the left has been coated with GFSI intumescent coating. The sample on the right has no coating. Propane torch flames at about 2000 º F are applied to the samples. Initially, the coated sample smokes copiously, as the intumescent char is formed. This smoke is non-toxic and provides an early warning for ignition. At two minutes, the uncoated sample is actively melting and burning. In less than 6 minutes, the uncoated sample has burned completely through, and would cause spillage of the tank contents in a real-life situation. The melting plastic is forming a pool fire beneath the uncoated sample, which could be exacerbated by spilled liquids, creating an extremely dangerous situation for firefighters.
The two videos above both show samples of fabric that have been treated with our preferred Fire Retardant Solution for Fabrics. As you can see the samples do not ignite, which in a real world example could mean the difference between a fire staying on the ground or climbing a curtain to upper levels or the ceiling thereby slowing the spread of the fire and potentially preventing escape routes from being blocked by flame to anyone still inside the structure.
In this video demonstration we have 2 sheets of PVC Vinyl sheets. The sample on the left is coated with GFS Certified Intumescent Coating while the sample on the right is untreated. In less than 3 seconds the untreated sample is burning and producing black, toxic smoke, while the treated sample on the left melts after a few seconds but does not continue to burn or produce any toxic smoke.