GIVE FIRE AND SMOKE NO CHANCE
Everyone knows that fire kills. But did you know that most casualties are caused by the rapid spread of smoke and toxic fumes? About 70% of people affected by fire, suffer from smoke and fume inhalation. Smoke and fumes are dangerous because they reduce visibility, contain toxic substances and transmit heat. With at least 5,000 fire incidents occurring every day in Europe, fire safety in buildings is a major issue for society.
Recent fire disasters
- ‘It Hurts to Lose Everything’: Huge Fire in Manhattan Displaces Dozens
18. November 2017
- London, Grenfell: Union 'shocked' by Sky News findings
04. August 2017 - extra info
Smoke detectors, control devices and alarms are pertinent but cannot help to prevent the propagation of fire. FOAMGLAS® insulation can. The use of incombustible insulation material improves the fire safety of a building substantially. It does not produce toxic, hot fumes and can help to prevent the rapid spread of fire via the building envelope. Thus, occupants have more time to escape and firefighters have a better chance to save lives and to also save the building itself.
FIRE PROTECTION: OUR RESPONSIBILITY
People need protection
How much time to escape?
The price our firefighters pay
What is the impact on the environment?
Responsibility for Health and Safety
Too many injuries
The danger of smoke and fumes
People deserve safe places
Loss of historic and culturally important buildings
An insulation material can offer much more than just thermal benefits. It can play a crucial role in the fire safety of a building and it can offer you peace of mind.
FOAMGLAS® INSULATION IMPROVES THE FIRE SAFETY OF THE ENTIRE BUILDING
- FOAMGLAS® cellular glass slabs are non-combustible A1-classified [EN 13501-1], this is the highest attainable European fire reaction classification
- FOAMGLAS® slabs do not produce any toxic smoke or fumes in case of fire
- FOAMGLAS® slabs do not produce dense smoke which might obstruct an evacuation route
- FOAMGLAS® slabs do not produce dangerous burning droplets which might harm people in the building or evacuating the building
- FOAMGLAS® slabs provide extra fire safety. Each layer of 50 mm FOAMGLAS® insulation provides 30 minutes of additional fire resistance (REI).
- FOAMGLAS® slabs have a melting point of more than 1000 °C (cf DIN 4102-17, with thickness > 80 mm).
USE FOAMGLAS® NON-COMBUSTIBLE INSULATION
Melt Shield EffectIn the event of a fire, the FOAMGLAS® surface acts like a thermal shield by the so called melt shield effect. When exposed to flames the surface becomes “glazed” by the enormous heat and thereby forms a protective layer.
Melting point > 1,000 °C
The melting point test shows that after 90 minutes at over 1,000 °C, there is a considerable residue left. This confirms the outstanding protection offered by FOAMGLAS® cellular glass (DIN 4102-17 - thickness > 80 mm)
FOAMGLAS® cellular glass slabs are non-combustible A1-classified [EN 13501-1]. This is the highest attainable European fire reaction classification.
>> Reaction to fire – classification report
Fire Safe Europe (FSEU)
FOAMGLAS® is member of Fire Safe Europe (FSEU). Every day, our dedicated specialists put all their efforts into working in alliance with FSEU to raise awareness of fire safety in buildings.
>> More about FSEU
TESTIMONIAL NAUDERS CABLE CAR CENTER
- The areas with FOAMGLAS® interior insulation system prevented any damage due to the fire and water.
- Experts attested after the audit: the complete built-up with FOAMGLAS® interior insulation system could be retained and the walls only required a new coat of paint. The compact, bonded FOAMGLAS insulation system protected the complete built-up effectively.
- Damage was minimized, and cost savings resulted from the protection offered by the FOAMGLAS® insulation system.
- Remarkable time savings: despite the fire and water damage during the construction of the building, the project was able to be completed on time, with the FOAMGLAS® Insulation Interior System contributing to this success.