Technical Update - February 2017

Trusses Penetrating Firewalls

Recently there has been an upturn of projects where untreated Trusses penetrate a firewall.

Global Fireproof Solutions is able to offer a wide range of applications both on-site and in our factory setting.

Our on-site spray-applied fire retardant applications can bring that truss to Class A Structural Fire Rating (ASTM E2768), in just one coat!

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Trusses penetrating a Fire Wall

Patching Existing Fireproofing

Older-style fireproofing is prone to flaking and in some cases has to be removed to make way for hangars, conduit, etc.

Global Fireproof Solutions is able to provide a method of patching these spots quickly and cleanly using an Intumescent Coating.

Up to a 2-hour rating (ASTM E-119) can be achieved in this way, with minimal downtime or business disruption compared to patching with traditional cementitious.

Check back later to see a full page dedicated to cementitious patching, or click here to learn about our Structural Steel applications!

Before -- Not Code Compliant
Trusses penetrating a Fire Wall

Unrated Existing Steel Beams & Columns. Existing Fireproofing receding at edges, flaking and crumbling off.

After -- Code Compliant!
Fire Rated Steel after Intumescent Coating Application.

Existing Steel, Joists, and Decking Upgraded, Tied into Existing Fireproofing. Attractive matte white finish. Will not chip or flake.


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Technical Update - October 2016

Latest Advancements in Fire Retardant Material

Global Fireproof Solutions is now able to offer an advanced method of application on Plywood, OSB, other engineered and natural materials that is ICC ESR and IAPMO ESR certified.

The process is non-damaging and has no impact to the structural integrity of the material. This application meets the fire protection ratings to any natural and/or composite wood material.

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Fire Rated Treated Plywood Sheathing.

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Technical Update - September 2016

News: ASTM Standards

We have received a flood of questions lately regarding the products we use in our high performance applications and whether or not they meet certain standards. We would like to take a moment to talk about one in particular; The ASTM E84-10 and the ASTM E84-10 (20 minute Extended).

This standard has been commonly referred to as just the 'ASTM E84 test', but this has been confusing in many cases. When stating ASTM E84, one may assume it is only the 10 minute test, not the extended 20 minutes.

To supplement this, ASTM developed a new standard; ASTM E2768. This new standard fully documents and details a 30 minute test.

Steiner Tunnel Test in progress.

Click on the image above to learn more about the Tunnel Test used in the ASTM E-84 and ASTM E2768 tests or click here to view ASTM's press release regarding the new ASTM E2768 standard.

Featured Project:
University of Florida
O'Connell Center Renovation

We're excited to have the opportunity to help keep our fellow Gators safer by utilizing our high performance fire resistance solutions in the new renovation of the University of Florida Stephen C. O'Connell Center.

University of Florida O'Connell Center

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Technical Update - February 2016

Fire Protection for Soffits

Global Fireproof Solutions and our partner manufacturers are providing a new tested "Alternative Method Intumescent Coating Solution" to meet the building code fire protection requirements for soffits. GFS works closely with local district governments, architects and general contractors to provide the necessary submittal documents and application process in order to receive approval prior to starting the project. These applications will be able to be applied to both new construction and existing construction quickly and easily.

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Untreated Soffits
Necessary thickness can be achieved
in just a few coats.

Code-Approved Design for
Intumescent Coated Soffits

GFS Certified Intumescent Coating Applications for Soffits are applied by Trained and Certified Technicians to a thickness of 45 mils. One of our expert applicators can apply a coat of Intumescent Coating just as easily as a painter could paint. Due to our method of application we are able to treat both old and new construction, and new construction projects can be completed in much less time and with much less impact to other trades compared to traditional methods of achieving proper fire rating.

Upcoming Events

We at Global Fireproof Solutions are always excited by the opportunity to speak with people from all around the world, to share information about the newest Fireproofing Technologies, and to answer questions about the latest advancements in High Performance Fire Resistance Solutions.

CEO Chris Birchfield speaking at
the ICC Region VIII Conference -
March 18-19 in Asheville, NC

CEO Chris Birchfield speaking at
Tennessee Building Officials Assocation -
March 15th in Chattanooga, TN

GFS at ICC Conference 2015
Spreading the Word about LIFE-SAFETY!

And a special thanks to everyone who attended our recent presentations
for the DCRA in Washington D.C. and for the BOAF in Orlando, FL!

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