Fire Protection of Structural Steel
FyreBOARD Maxilite ®
Steel Beams/purlins and wall penetrations
Structural steel members often require fire protection to prevent collapse in the event of a fire. Under high heat, the material properties of the steel change, making collapse likely. To avoid this, the members can be clad in Trafalgar COREX or FyreBOARD Maxilite to provide a fully compliant and fire tested thermal insulation barrier. Both products are high-performance fire-rated board designed to protect structural steel members with Regression data as per NCC & AS4100.
Trafalgar Corex has high impact resistance, is suitable for exposed weather conditions. Maxilite is good for higher 4 hour FRL’s, and is suitable for other applications as well such as service penetrations and fire rated bulkheads.
Where steel beams and purlins penetrate through fire rated walls, the penetration must be sealed to prevent the spread of fire. FyrePLUG Pillows, TWrap and Trafalgar Corex are approved for this application.
In circumstances where using a board might not be needed, Trafalgar fire stocks MONOKOTE® MK-6/HY fireproofing spray for easy and compliant fire stopping.
We have a wide range of resources available for every product and system to ensure that you’re choosing the right fire stopping solution for your needs.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Frequently Asked Questions
At Trafalgar Fire, we’re dedicated to making passive fire easier for you. To save you some time, we’ve answered a collection of Frequently Asked Questions about Steel Protection.
If you have any additional questions, our Technical Team is here to help.
We recommend a best practice of protecting secondary members to a length of 450mm away from the primary
protected member, but this could be specified differently in the building design.
Yes, 4 hour protection is available with FyreBOARD Maxilite.
Trafalgar COREX is resistant to short-term moisture exposure however it is not intended to be used as an external weatherboard and should not be allowed to be saturated.
Trafalgar COREX has high-impact resistance, and fix’s firmly with staples, this system is extremely robust for busy areas.
Refer to your preferred systems technical manual, where the required thickness is specified for all common steel sections, if you can’t find what you are after contact [email protected].