More fire product development at Ritherdon

The Ritherdon range of fire rated products is growing with more testing at BM Trada – High Wycombe yesterday.  We tested different sizes of the original FireSeal and, our latest passive fire protection product, the R22 FireSeal.  The R22 FireSeal can now be used to cover surface-mounted gas meter boxes identified as concerns in fire risk assessments (e.g. to protect stairwells, escape routes etc).

Different fixing methods for the R22 FireSeal were tested and this new fire rated product also needed to accommodate pipe entries for the supply to the gas meter.  Two methods of creating a fireproof seal around the gas pipe were tested with the boxes.  Once the test data have been analysed and the report was written, we will have a fire rated solution for surface mounted gas meter boxes to add to the Ritherdon passive fire protection products.

Many thanks to Adam and the guys at BM Trada who looked after us again down at Chiltern.

The R22 FireSeal samples – quite happy at 90 minutes
Kevin, Mark and Naveed inspecting the samples at the end of the fire test

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