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1 LPCB Red Book Listed Products and Passive Fire Protection Installer Schemes Answering the needs of the market Ian Stewart Passive installer scheme manager September 2011

2 Introduction to BRE Global Research, innovation, consultancy, fire testing, certification, related installers, training. Working in the built environment, but also transport, manufacturing, electronics, agriculture

3 Our national and international standing Customers in 38 countries and recognised in 42 World-class facilities and experts Involved in the development of regulations, codes and standards Advisors on policy One-stop shop for testing and certification Strong links with industry and authoritative bodies

4 Why is passive fire protection in buildings so important? Maintains structural stability of steel frame buildings Reduces deflection of floors Maintains compartmentation Reduces spread of smoke Maintains escape routes What happens if it fails? Potential building collapse Potential loss of life Major rebuilding cost

5 The Red Books Products and services approved by us are listed in the Red Books Volume 1 Fire Detection and Alarm products and services. Related installers. Volume 2 Passive fire protection products and services. Security protection systems. Related installers. Management systems. Construction products. Available on-line at CD and hard copy

6 LPCB Passive installer schemes Installer schemes are available in the form of Loss Prevention Standard (LPS) for the following Passive Fire Protection products :- Fire doors (Maintenance and repair) LPS 1197 Fire shutters (Maintenance and repair) LPS 1197 Smoke barriers (Maintenance and repair) LPS 1197 Fire doors (Installation) LPS 1271 Security doors (Installation) LPS 1271 Fire shutters (Installation) LPS 1271 Smoke barriers (Installation) LPS 1271 Compartment wall systems (LPS 1208 tested) LPS 1500 Penetration, cavity barriers and linear gaps LPS 1531 Board fire protection LPS 1531 Intumescent coatings LPS 1531 Spray fire protection LPS 1531 Fire rated ductwork LPS 1531 Fire resistant dampers LPS 1531 Fire rated compartment walls LPS 1531 Offsite applied intumescent coatings LPS 1531

7 Why Passive installer schemes? Reduces the risk of loss of life and product failures by ensuring professional installation Reduces damage caused to property and hence insurance losses should a fire occur Allows installers to comply with AD-B Vol2 Encourages insurers and building control that fire safety has been given appropriate consideration Reduced liability

8 Benefits of Passive installer schemes Reduces risk for manufacturers, end users, insurers, clients, specifiers, contractors, legislators Differentiation for installers Installer self certifies his work Encourages maintenance of passive via O&M manuals Regulatory Reform order Reduced liability Create a level playing field for installers

9 LPS 1500 LPS 1500 Issue 2.0 Requirements for the LPCB Approval and Listing of companies installing fire resistant compartment wall systems in buildings This standard defines the requirements for companies installing fire resisting compartment walling systems approved by LPCB to the requirements of LPS 1208.

10 LPS 1500 New installer scheme specifically for the installation of LPCB Approved Composite Construction Elements. Load-bearing compartment walls and partitions Non Loading bearing compartment walls and partitions External wall Curtain wall Cavity Barriers Roofs (where fire resistance is required) Load-bearing compartment floors Insulated Panels for enclosing production and storage areas in food factories.

11 Typical composite panel application Screw fixings to steel Fast fire wall construction

12 Summary of LPS 1500 New Approach to Schemes for the Installers of Passive Fire Protection. Provides a link between LPCB Approved Products and competency and training of Installers Technical site inspection based assessment scheme.

13 Summary of LPS 1500 Applications 1 Processing 3 Companies approved Technical issues 1. Distance the panels can be unsupported or unrestrained 2. Fire break at wall and soffit 3. Door installation 4. Penetration details

14 LPS 1531 LPS 1531 Issue 1.0 Requirements for the LPCB Approval and Listing of companies installing or applying passive fire protection products This standard defines the requirements for companies installing or applying a generic range of passive fire protection products

15 LPS 1531 Installer scheme specifically for the installation of the following passive fire protection products or systems. Appendix: 1. Penetration, cavity barriers and linear gap seals 2. Fire rated board and cladding to structural elements 3. Intumescent coatings to structural elements 4. Fire rated spray materials 5. Fire rated ductwork systems 6. Fire resisting dampers 7. Fire resistant compartment wall systems 8. Offsite application of intumescent coatings to structural elements

16 Fire Stopping Allowing for new cables? Missed out floor penetration

17 Fire Stopping Channel or stud framing missing?

18 Fire Stopping How do you fire stop this?

19 Fire Stopping Patress seals? Use of Foam fillers? Fire curtains with dampers?

20 Intumescent coatings Exposed external steel balcony What went wrong?

21 Intumescent coatings on-site application Brush applied too thick High Humidity & low temp Water damage

22 Intumescent coatings offsite application Off-site intumescent touch up and damage repair

23 Summary of LPS 1531 New Approach to Schemes for the Installers of Passive Fire Protection. Installers will self certify their work with an LPCB Certificate of Conformity Improved standards of passive fire protection product installation Site surveillance inspection of up to 15% of installations. Technical site inspection based assessment scheme.

24 Summary of LPS 1531 Applications Processing 4 Approved 33 Technical issues 1. Fire rated damper installation. 2. Framing out penetrations in drywalls 3. Use of PU foams

25 LPS 1197 Service and Maintenance of Doors Maintenance contractors LPS1197: Issue 3.0 Requirements for the LPCB Approval and Listing of companies Undertaking the Maintenance and Repair of Doorsets, Shutters and Active Smoke/Fire Barriers LPCB approved maintenance contractors who repair and maintain firedoors and shutters are approved in accordance with LPS1197. Fire doors (Maintenance and repair) LPS 1197 Fire shutters (Maintenance and repair) LPS 1197 Smoke barriers (Maintenance and repair) LPS 1197

26 Summary of LPS1197 Applications Approved 12 Technical issues None to report Ensure performance criteria are met.

27 LPS 1271 Fire and Security Door Installers Installation contractors LPS1271: Issue 1.0 Requirements for the LPCB Approval and Listing of companies installing fire and security doorsets and shutters and smoke barriers LPCB approved maintenance contractors who repair and maintain firedoors and shutters are approved in accordance with LPS1271. Fire doors (Installation) LPS 1271 Security doors (Installation) LPS 1271 Fire shutters (Installation) LPS 1271 Smoke barriers (Installation) LPS 1271

28 Summary of LPS1271 Applications Processing 2 Approved 9 Technical issues None to report Ensure performance criteria are met

29 Fire doors

30 Fire door testing

31 Fire resistant shutters

32 BRE Passive inspection service An independent third party site inspection can: Provide confidence to all interested parties that the Passive Fire Protection has been installed correctly and in accordance with the manufacturers recommendations. Confirm that the choice of products is suitable for the application. Ensure that the workmanship is of a standard that ensures the fire protection will meet the design specification. Inspection is best carried out at an early stage during installation thus enabling the sub-contractor to have the opportunity to rectify any problems rather than impact on the critical path of the construction.

33 Thank you for your attention BRE Global answering the needs of the market Ian Stewart Passive installer scheme manager September 2011

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