Firefite® IP/S is an intumescent, waterborne ready-to-use paint specifically designed to provide fire protection to steel structures. Firefite® IP/S can be applied internally or externally. However, a weather protection coating should be applied for external applications.
The fireproofing system consists of three stages post sandblasting. An approved primer, intumescent paint (Firefite® IP/S) and a topcoat for decorative and protective purposes. A minimum of 4 hours of drying time between coats should be carried out at >10℃.
Firefite® IP/S can be applied using an airless spraying machine, a trowel or paint brush and should only be installed by trained and approved applicators.
Firefite® IP/S is rated non-combustible and complies with the performance requirements of surface burning characteristics as per ASTM E84.
Firefite® IP/S is classified in accordance with EN 13381-8, ASTM E119, ISO 834 and BS 476: Pt. 20/22 for fire resistance ratings from 1 to 3 hours on steel structures.