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FIREsafe and Insurer Approved Building Envelope Solutions

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

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