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For more information on Kingspan Insulated Panels visit www.barbourproductsearch.infoFIREcertsKingspansystems can provide specification compliance with the followinggrades of performance -LPS 1181 Part 1 External Enclosures- EXT-B, EXT-A15, EXT-A30LPS 1181 Part 2 Internal Enclosures- INT-2, INT-3LPS 1208 Fire resisting Wall / Ceilings- FR30, FR60FM Global - FMRC 4880- Class 1 with no height restrictionPerformance & Certification of KingspanSystemsThe most important way of distinguishing between differentcladding systems is through fire testing. Building Regulation testsare important in this respect but it must always be rememberedthat the key objective of Building Regulation guidance is to ensurethat personnel can leave the building safely in the event of a fire.Property conservation is not a key consideration to regulators – instark contrast to insurers.It is clear that the existing Building Regulation tests and thenew Euroclass Reaction to Fire Tests do not fully assess panelperformance and should not be taken in isolation.Insurers recognise the limitations of the small scale reaction to firetests used to demonstrate compliance and have developed theirown tests. In addition to tests developed by LPCB and FM thereis a range of other relevant large scale tests.Kingspanpanels perform well in all these tests andwith characteristic performance being:• formation of stable protective char• no flash over• no flame spread – particularly in the core of the panel• no fire propagation• no panel collapse• relatively small and acceptable smoke levels• high levels of fire resistance – up to 60 minutes insulation andintegrity is achievable with specific systemsKingspan’s huge investment in large scale testing providesproof of the excellent fire performance ofpanelsystems.4


For more information on Kingspan Insulated Panels visit www.barbourproductsearch.infoFIREproofReal Fire Case StudiesWharfedale Hospital - 5th July 200312Wharfedale Hospital - 5th July 2003This is the first recorded fire in a building clad in LPCB approvedPIR panels. This fire occurred in an extension to the hospital underconstruction. An arsonist ignited a solvent based adhesive pouredover a large pile of combustible building materials that was storedin the ground floor of the facility. The ground floor was essentiallyopen with the external cladding starting at the first floor level.Kingspan commissioned Tenos to perform an independentinvestigation into the fire. This involved a visit to site anddiscussions with West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue. A detailed reportis available.The Tenos report concludes - “In spite of significant heatgenerated by the fire (sufficient to damage the intumescentcoating and distort the steel beams); the orientation of thecladding panels directly above the fire; and the fact that the firestopping was not in place; the cores of the panels as evidencedby photograph 2 and 3 did not ignite; did not promote firespread within the core or to the eaves and did not significantlycontribute to the products of combustion.”3These photographs providea record of the damage andinclude some explanatorycomments.1 Side of the buildingexposed to direct flameimpingement andsmoke/heat damage fromthe ground floor. It is clearthat the PIR core has not ignited and has played no role in the fire.The side of the building that experienced a bigger fire attack.Flames appear to have rise to the eaves – a height ofapproximately 10 metres. The external steel sheet has bowed anddelaminated in the areas of flame impingement – however, there isno indication the fire has spread through the cladding.2 Sections were cut out of the short panels in order to inspect thesteel column behind the panels. The photograph below left showsthis more clearly.Close-up of the inspection holes cut in the panel after the fire.The insulation core can be seen clearly and looks to be virtuallyunaffected by the direct flame impingement on the outer steelfacing. The steel column was not affected.3 A panel that has been exposed to direct flame impingement onthe outer sheet. The metal has been pulled away by contractors toinspect the PIR core. It is clear that the insulation core has beenalmost unaffected by the fire. Only light charring can be seen.7


For more information on Kingspan Insulated Panels visit www.barbourproductsearch.infoKingspan& Certified SystemsROOF SYSTEMSKS1000 RWInsurer ApprovedInsurer Approved Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB) & Factory Mutual (FM) ProductsFM APPROVAL*FM Core 40, 50, 60, 70, 80 & 100mmMain fix every valley - External stitchers @ 450mm centresMax purlin centres 2m. Product Ref: KS1000 RW/FM ECOsafe RoofKS1000 TSN/AWALL SYSTEMSKS1000 RWKS1000 RW/FW30KS1000 MR/EB/FL-S/MM/CX/WV& OptimoFM APPROVAL*FM Core 40, 50, 60, 70, 80 & 100mmHorizontally or vertically laidMain fix every valley - External stitchers @ 450mm centresProduct Ref: KS1000 RW/FM ECOsafe WallFM Core 45, 60, 70, 80 & 100mm900 & 1000mm wide onlyHorizontally or vertically laidProduct Ref: KS1000 MR/FM ECOsafe WallBS 476: Part 22: Fire Resistance Products (Walls only)PRODUCTKS1000 RWN/AKS1000 MR/EB/FL-S/MM/CX/WV& OptimoN/AInternal Insulated Temperature Control SystemsFM APPROVAL*KS1150 CS (Cold Store Chill Store & Food Hygiene)80, 100, 125, 150, 175 & 200mm ceiling & wall panels* Approved to FMRC 4880 CLASS 1 Fire Classification(no height restriction - ie - unlimited height)For fire performance on all other products contactKingspan envirocare Technical ServicesFreephone: 0800 587 00908


For more information on Kingspan Insulated Panels visit www.barbourproductsearch.infoLPS 1181 PART 1 - GRADE A (EXT-A)N/ALPS 1181 PART 1 - GRADE B (EXT-B)LPCB Core 40, 50, 60, 70, 80 & 100mmMain fix every valley - External stitchers @ 450mm centresProduct Ref: KS1000 RW ECOsafe RoofN/ALPCB Core 45, 50, 60, 70, 80 & 100mmProduct Ref: KS1000 TS ECOsafe Roof*Approval limited to use with non-combustablewalls and max 54kg/m 2 tile weight.LPS 1181 PART 1 - GRADE A (EXT-A15)LPCB Core 40,50, 60, 70, 80 & 100mm *Horizontally or vertically laid - Maximum rail centres 3mMain fix every valley - External stitchers @ 300mm centresProduct Ref: KS1000 RW ECOsafe WallKS1000 RW/FW (EXT-A30) 100mmLPCB Core 70, 80 & 100mm *600, 900 & 1000mm wideHorizontally or vertically laid - Maximum rail centres 3mInternal fixings @ 250m centresProduct Ref: KS1000 MR ECOsafe WallLPS 1181 PART 1 - GRADE B (EXT-B)LPCB Core 40, 50, 60, 70, 80 & 100mmHorizontally or vertically laidMain fix every valley - External stitchers @ 300mm centresProduct Ref: KS1000 RW ECOsafe WallLPCB Core 45, 60, 70, 80 & 100mm600, 900 & 1000mm wideHorizontally or vertically laidProduct Ref: KS1000 MR ECOsafe WallBS 476: Part 22: Fire Resistance (Insulation & Integrity)TWO HOUR INTEGRITY FIREWALL - Core 40, 50, 60, 70, 80 & 100mm *Up to 18 mins insulation / Up to 144 mins integrityHorizontally or vertically laidMain fix every valley - External stitchers @ 300mm centresMaximum rail centres 3mTWO HOUR INTEGRITY FIREWALL - Core 45, 60, 70, 80 & 100mm *15 mins insulation / 120 mins integrityHorizontally or vertically laid0.4mm thick steel liner & 60mm 23kg/m 3 rock fibreMaximum rail centres 2mN/AN/A* Sheeting rails/cleats to have slotted connection and nylon washers.BS 476: Part 22: Fire Resistance (Food Sector Buildings - Internal Panels)BS 476: Part 22: 1987 Clause 5 Walls (EN1364 Part 1)Thickness (mm) Integrity (E) Insulation (I) LPS 1208 Walls100mm 30 mins 30 mins Grading: FR30125mm 30 mins 30 mins Grading: FR30150mm 30 mins 30 mins Grading: FR30175mm 30 mins 30 mins Grading: FR30200mm 60 mins 60 mins Grading: FR60BS 476: Part 22: 1987 Clause 9 CeilingsThickness (mm) Integrity (E) Insulation (I) LPS 1208 Ceilings100mm 30 mins 30 mins Grading: FR30125mm 30 mins 30 mins Grading: FR30150mm 30 mins 30 mins Grading: FR30175mm 30 mins 30 mins Grading: FR30200mm 60 mins 60 mins Grading: FR609

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