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Technical Buyer's Guide - PFPA

Technical Buyer’s Guide

TBG-003

Sandwich Panels and Associated Materials

Version 2 - August 2004

Alliance for Fire and Smoke Containment


The Alliance for Fire and Smoke Containment (The Alliance) is a group formed

to increase the profi le of passive fi re and smoke containment systems and

their benefi ts to the Building and Construction Industry and the Community as

a whole.

The complex nature of Australia and New Zealand Standards, Fire Safety Engineering

methodologies, building control regulations and legislation means that The Alliance for Fire

and Smoke Containment can assist its members in understanding the requirements, by

providing a unifi ed voice to integrate into relevant reform initiatives.

At the same time, where regulations and legislation is lacking or confl icting, The Alliance can

draw on the resources of its members to develop Technical Guidance Notes (TGN’s) and

Industry Best Practice Guides (IBPG’s). These are developed with other relevant industry

groups (Insurance Companies, Testing Laboratories, Manufacturers and Consumers)

and government organisations (Fire Brigades and Local Councils) to ensure they are

representative of all relevant party interests.

The Alliance for Fire and Smoke Containment provide a number of ancillary services,

including:

• A comprehensive and user friendly web site for:

° Find-a-product

° Find-an-installer

° Find-a-consultant

° Technical Papers

• Technical and Legislative Overviews

• Technical Buyer’s Guides

• Industry Best Practice Guides

• Passive News: Quarterly Industry Newsletter

• E-News Update: Industry Updates as they occur

• Industry Forum: Quarterly Members Meeting

• Trade Exhibition Representation

Although care has been taken to ensure, to the best of our knowledge, that all data and information contained in this publication is

accurate to the extent that it relates to either matters of fact or accepted practice or matters of opinion at the time of publication, The

Alliance for Fire and Smoke Containment assumes no responsibility for any errors in or misinterpretations of such data and/or information

or any loss or damage arising from or related to its use.

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Preface

This publication has been published by The Alliance for Fire and Smoke Containment with

the kind support of sponsoring companies who are all actively involved in the Sandwich

Panel Industry.

It presents a list of commercially available Sandwich Panel Systems and associated

components along with a summary of the respective company’s available fi re test data as

supplied at the time of compilation.

Part 1 provides general information on sandwich panels, various core materials, fi re testing

and fi re test data, Australian and New Zealand National Regulatory (Building Control)

requirements and the evolving Insurance Industries own requirements.

Part 2 is a guide to using the Technical Buyer’s Guides Tables and provides an overview of

the relevant international and local test standards.

Part 3 contains the Technical Buyer’s Guide which include listings of the Sandwich Panel

System or associated component supplier, the nominated product category and a summary

of available fi re test data.

This publication will provide a useful reference document to architects, designers,

manufacturers, suppliers, installers, building approval offi cers, insurance underwriters or

surveyors, risk management consultants, or building owners and operators.

This is the fi rst Alliance Technical Buyer’s Guide and work has commenced on other similar

guides for construction products in bushfi re prone areas, fi reproofi ng of structural steel and

others.

Acknowledgements

We would like to thank the Sandwich Panel members of The Alliance for completing the

relevant surveys and providing detailed information on their materials and systems without

which this publication could not have been prepared.

John Rakic

Executive Offi cer

The Alliance for Fire and Smoke Containment

© 2004 The Alliance for Fire and Smoke Containment

Disclaimer

This publication was prepared by J-RAK Consulting for The Alliance for Fire and Smoke Containment (The Alliance).

Information provided within is based on data provided by the respective suppliers. Product listings do not signify that the

products listed are endorsed in anyway by The Alliance. The user is urged to contact the supplier and request data sheets

and technical assistance for the application at hand.

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Contents

The Alliance for Fire and Smoke Containment

About The Alliance Overview 4

Part 1

Sandwich Panels and Fire Testing

Introduction 7

What is a sandwich panel? 7

Core materials 8

Fire testing and fi re test data—an explanation 10

Australasian Regulatory Requirements 12

Insurance Industry Requirements 15

Part 2 How to use this guide 18

Part 3

Technical Buyer’s Guide Tables

Table 1 Finished Sandwich Panel Products 27

(Australia)

Table 2 Sandwich Panel Core Materials 28

(Australia)

Table 3 Finished Sandwich Panel Products 30

(New Zealand)

Table 4 Sandwich Panel Core Materials 31

(New Zealand)

Notes 32

Sponsors 33

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About the Alliance

The Alliance for Fire and Smoke Containment

(The Alliance) was formed in early 2002 with the

support of founding members to provide a uniform

and coordinated approach for the passive fire

protection industry sub-sector.

The Alliance allows members to deliver relevant

information to all building professionals via a web

site, writing and disseminating technical papers,

seminar presentations, quarterly newsletter and

relevant electronic email updates.

The Alliance also provides a forum for memebers to

participate in legislative, regulatory and Australian

Standards Reform Initiatives.

Consultants, designers, installers, manufacturers,

suppliers and maintenance providers are all

encouraged to support and actively participate to

improve best practice in the passive fire protection

industry by becoming financial Alliance members.

Initiatives

Code of practice for property protection and

protection against business interruption

A major project being chaired by the Executive Officer

of the Alliance working closely with the insurance

industry and other key stakeholders.

Accreditation, licensing and training of installers and

maintenance providers

Seen as the key to improving the professionalism of

our industry sector. The Alliance is working closely

with other peak bodies on this initiative.

Corresponding member on the ABCB Industry

Liaison Committee

Allows input into Building Code of Australia

changes.

Local and International Standards representation

Encompassing both ISO and AS/NZS standards for

fire and smoke containment

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A web site allowing exposure for members and

a cost effective means of communication to all

industry professionals

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ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTS


PART 1

Introduction

Sandwich Panels and Fire Testing

What is a sandwich panel ?

By far one of the most topical issues in recent

times relating to the fi eld of Passive Fire & Smoke

Containment is that of fi re resistance properties

and/or the reaction to fi re properties of buildings

constructed from or incorporating signifi cant

quantities of modular and insulating (sandwich)

panels.

In recent times, here in Australia and New Zealand,

we have seen some changes in the use of sandwich

panels by both the insurance companies and also

by our Regulators through changing requirements

in the Building Codes of both countries, particularly

relating to the reaction to fi re requirements for wall

and ceiling lining materials.

Sandwich panels are typically single piece, modular

factory engineered units comprising two metal faces

and a fully insulating core.

The facings are fully bonded to the core so that the

panel acts compositely when under load, in most

cases, providing free standing panels. Facings used

for insulated panels are predominantly of steel.

The core material is usually a material that provides

good thermal insulation properties. The insulating

core is typically bonded to the facings using a

conventional adhesive bond.

It would be fair to say that there is a great deal

of confusion and miscommunication in the

wider industry, as those of us involved in the

building industry, be it as architects, designers,

manufacturers, suppliers, installers, building

approval offi cers, insurance underwriters or

surveyors, risk management consultants, or

building owners and operators for that matter, would

have observed.

This Technical Buyer’s Guide (August 2004 Edition)

has been prepared by the Alliance for Fire &

Smoke Containment to try and provide both a basic

overview on some of the relevant terminology and

issues and most importantly a starting point for

those of you who are trying to fi nd manufacturers

and suppliers of sandwich panels and associated

products. This Guide will allow you to visit the

relevant manufacturer and supplier web sites and

to contact them to receive more information and

discuss your own exacting requirements.

Figure 1: Section through a typical sandwich panel.

(Photo: Courtesy of Bondor).

The panels are typically manufactured on a

continuous production line, as shown below.

We would like to stress, that we have prepared this

document in good faith to try and provide a central

starting point for end users, and the Technical

Buyer’s Guide Tables have been compiled from

information provided by the manufacturers and

suppliers themselves. The readers are urged to

contact the relevant manufacturers and suppliers

and to do their own due diligence in relation to the

products listed. We take no responsibility for any

errors or omissions and we reserve the right to

change this document without any notice.

Like any other publication produced by The Alliance

for Fire & Smoke Containment, we would be happy

to receive constructive criticism and feedback from

readers so we can improve future versions.

Figure 2: A continuous production line.

(photo: Courtesy of Bondor).

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Core Materials

For the purposes of this Guide, the following

generic core material types have been used:

PUR

PIR

Mineral Wool / Stone Wool

Phenolic foams

EPS (Expanded polystyrene)

Phenolic/EPS Composites

Proprietary

The following sub sections provide a very basic

overview on each generic core material type and

some basic fire performance attributes for the generic

core material type when considered in isolation, (not

when incorporated within a sandwich panel).

Figure3: Sandwich panels ready for shipping incorporating

mineral fi bre/stone wool core material.

Photo: Courtesy of CSR Panel Systems.

Whilst this information is interesting and has been

provided because questions like this are continually

being asked of us at The Alliance for Fire & Smoke

Containment, it should be stressed, that when

the core material is incorporated into a steel

faced insulated (sandwich) panel system, the

protection provided by the metal facings, joints,

fixings and the support system may greatly

modify the fire performance indicated for the

core insulation materials in isolation.

The practical performance of the complete and

proprietary insulated panel system can only be

evaluated by the use of full-scale fire tests.

The fire properties of core materials can vary

significantly according to the generic type of

insulating core and the specific proprietary

formulation.

Polyurethane (PUR)

Rigid polyurethane (PUR) materials are cellular

thermosetting insulation materials that typically form

a char when subject to heat and flame impingement.

The char acts as an insulator that affords some

protection to the underlying product. However,

PUR will burn by charring and pyrolising producing

significant quantities of smoke in the process.

Polyisocyanurate (PIR)

Rigid polyisocyanurate (PIR) insulation materials are

created by the trimerisation of three molecules of the

polymeric isocyanate used in their formulation. As a

result, when tested in isolation, the rate of pyrolysis

is reduced compared to PUR materials, the strength

of the char is increased, and the protection to the

underlying insulation is enhanced.

This results in the reduction of the amount of damage

created by the incident of fire with a consequent

reduction of smoke production.

Figures 4 and 5: Typical as built facilities incorporating

sandwich panels.

Photos: Courtesy of CSR Panel Systems.

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Mineral fibre / Stone wool (MF/SW)

Mineral fibre/stone wool insulating core materials

are created from molten glass, stone or slag that is

spun into a fibre like structure and bonded together

using organic binders. When tested in isolation (to

relevant standards such as AS1530 part 1) the fibre

performance is classified as non-combustible or at

worst, of limited combustibility.

In terms of fire alone, mineral fibre/stone wool is a

reliable fire protection material, since it is both noncombustible

and does not conduct heat. This means

that it will not propagate fire and can withstand

temperatures above 1000°C.

When incorporated within a sandwich panel structure

mineral fibre/stone wool insulating core materials

are suitable for a range of applications where fire

retardant properties are essential, for example

internal and external walls, ceilings and partitions.

Phenolic foams

Phenolic foams contain a polymeric structure that

offers a considerable resistance to degradation

by heat. Accordingly, like PIR products they are

thermosetting, forming a char in isolation which

adds a high degree of protection to the underlying

insulation.

Proprietary

Proprietary core materials are those which do not

fall within the generic core material categories listed

above.

Core Identification Guide

These generic core materials typically have the

following appearance:

EPS

The characteristics are maintained when the

product is incorporated into insulated panels. Smoke

production is also low by comparison with most other

polymeric materials.

Expanded polystyrene (EPS)

Polystyrene is a thermoplastic that melts when

subjected to excessive heat. Chemical flameretardants

are typically added which do improve the

fire performance, but when exposed to sustained

flame impingement even these flame retardant

polystyrene materials will burn and they typically

produce large quantities of smoke.

The softening temperature is approximately 100°C

and melting temperature 180°C. As the temperature

increases the polystyrene melts and recedes from

the heated surface creating a void.

Phenolic /EPS Composites

A relatively new development is the Phenolic -

Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) hybrid core material.

These composite materials, consisting of EPS beads

encapsulated in a Phenolic matrix, they combine

the fire performance and some relatively low smoke

production properties of Phenolic core materials, as

well as the thermal insulation properties of EPS core

materials.

PUR

MF/SW

PIR

Phenolic Foam

The introduction of the Phenolic matrix results

in a core material of limited comustibility which

experiences similar char caracteristics to other

thermosetting type plastic materials.

Phenolic/EPS Composites

Note: These colours are representative only and are given as a

very basic guide.

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Fire testing and fire test data—

an explanation

What is the difference between “reaction to fire”

and “fire resistance” testing?

National Regulations typically have specifi c

requirements relating to wall and ceiling linings

and/or sandwich panels, for both “reaction to fi re”

properties and “fi re resistance” properties. For

both properties, fi re-testing standards are typically

referenced from which ratings of products can be

determined which can be used to show compliance

against nationally accepted thresholds.

Complying materials according to National

Regulations are required to undergo a fi re resistance

test, and achieve fi re resistance grading periods,

usually in hours or minutes for criteria including

structural adequacy (load bearing capabilities

under fi re), integrity (ability to retard the passage

of hot fl ames and gases), and insulation (ability to

limit the temperature rise from the exposed face /

fi re side, to the non-exposed face / non-fi re side).

Note: In Australia this rating is known as the FRL (Fire

Resistance Level), whilst in New Zealand it is known as

the FRR (Fire Resistance Rating).

The following sub sections should help explain

what the subtle but important difference between

“reaction to fi re” and “fi re resistance” properties.

Reaction to fire properties and contribution to

“fire load”

Wall and ceiling (roof) lining materials, such as

sandwich panels, of course depending on the core

materials and/or installation characteristics, can

add signifi cantly to the so called “fi re load” within

the enclosure they are bounding.

An increase in “fi re load” means that the products

themselves will assist in propagating the spread of

fi re and smoke in many fi re scenarios. This fact is

recognised in most National Building Regulations,

where there is some attempt to control the types

and quantities of materials used and to limit the

impact on fl ame and smoke spread in the advent

of a fi re.

Complying materials, according to National

Regulations have typically been required to undergo

a small-scale reaction to fi re test, and to achieve

ratings under predetermined thresholds for fi re and/

or smoke spread, according to the circumstances

of their use.

Real fi res and reputable international research has

questioned the validity of using small-scale reaction

to fi re tests to accurately determine the suitability of

a product for use as a wall and ceiling lining. The

international trend, in many ways fast tracked by

the insurance industry’s own initiatives, is to move

towards more expensive, but more defi nitive, fullscale

reaction to fi re tests.

Fire resistance properties and “fire walls”

Sandwich panel systems, may be used as fi re

resistant barriers (sometimes referred to as

“fi re walls”) as required under National Building

Regulations. In this specifi c scenario, in addition to

the reaction to fi re property requirements, the wall or

roof / fl oor / ceiling system must in fact be capable

of being an effective barrier against the spread of

a fi re between respective fi re compartments or fi re

cells.

Figure 6: A specimen undergoing a cone calorimeter reaction to

fi re test.

Photo: Courtesy of BRANZ

Figure 7: A specimen undergoing a full scale fi re resistance test.

Photo: Courtesy of J-RAK Consulting

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Australasian Regulatory Requirements

Australia

The technical provision relating to Building Control

have been consolidated Nationally in Australia

under the Building Code of Australia (BCA), which

has been in all States & Territories through their

respective Building Control related legislation. The

Australian Building Codes Board, ABCB, currently

maintains the BCA.

New Zealand

The introduction of the Building Act in New Zealand

in 1991 consolidated a wide range of previous

building-related legislation and also established the

Building Industry Authority (BIA), who administers

the New Zealand Building Code (NZBC). The

various clauses of the performance-based NZBC

can be met by satisfying the requirements of the

prespective BIA Acceptable Solution, or by a

performance-based Alternative Solution.

Australian Reaction to fire requirements

The reaction to fire requirements for wall and ceiling

lining materials contained within the BCA have

recently been reviewed and a new Specification

C1.10a has been introduced to run in parallel for a

grace period of 2 years (expiring July 1 st 2005) with

existing Specification C1.10

The previous requirements, contained within BCA

Specification C1.10, utilize the Spread-of-Flame,

Smoke Developed and Flammability Indices of

a material determined by testing the material in

accordance with the small-scale reaction to fire

test, Australian Standard AS1530.3 - “Simultaneous

determination of ignitability, flame propagation,

heat release and smoke release”. This small-scale

reaction to fire test standard sets out a test method

for the assessment of materials and components

according to their tendency to ignite and propagate

flame, the heat they release once ignition has

occurred, and their tendency to release smoke.

fastening of the panels. A relatively new ISO test

method has been developed, ISO 13784 Part 1

which is a so called “free-standing set up”, based on

the basic principles of ISO 9705, but catering for the

exacting requirements of testing insulted (sandwich)

panels. This test method was developed after some

pioneering work conducted by Patrik Johansson and

Patrick Van Hees of SP Swedish National Testing

and Research Institute.

New Zealand Reaction to Fire Requirements

Under prespective Acceptable Solution (C/AS1)

for the Fire Safety clauses of the NZBC, all formed

plastic materials forming part of the wall, ceiling or

roof system must be protected from ignition.

Depending on the application of the sandwich panel

with a foamed plastic core, this protection from

ignition is achieved by either satisfying the fl ame

propagation criteria of AS1366.3, the nominated

spread of fl ame index and smoke development

index criteria tested under AS1530.3, or passing

a ten minute fl ame barrier test in accordance with

AS1530.4.

In other situations, depending on building height,

distance to relevant boundary and building

occupancy, C/AS1 requires that external cladding

materials meet nominated performance criteria

when tested to AS/NZS3837.

Reaction To Fire Testing Standards

AS1530.3

Full title: AS1530-Methods of Test On Building

Material, Components and Structures - Part 3-

Simultaneous Determination of Ignitability,Flame

Propogation, Heat Release and Smoke Release.

This standard is small scale fire test that provides

reaction to fire test results for the ease of ignitability,

flame propagation, heat and smoke release and

provides data as 4 discrete indices.

Under the new requirements contained in

Specification C1.10a, reaction to fire testing

requirements will require either a full-scale test, ISO

9705, (Full-scale room test for surface products),

or in some special cases allow the use of fire

testing at a smaller scale, accordingly using the

cone calorimeter test apparatus defined in fire test

standard, AS/NZS3837.

The ISO 9705 full-scale test method may not in

fact be the best test method for testing of insulating

(sandwich) panels, as the test does not cater fully

for the mechanical behaviour of the panels, such

as the important influence on performance by way

of the proprietary and relatively complex panel to

panel joint systems, and the proprietary mechanical

Figure 8: AS1530.3 tests on fi re retardant thatch.

(Photo: Courtesy of J-RAK Consulting)

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This fire test method when applied to wall and ceiling

linings is being made redundant in the Building Code

of Australia and is being replaced by ISO9705 and/or

AS/NZS3837 fire test data.

Figure 10: Schematic of the room corner test according to

ISO9705. (Photo: Courtesy of SP Swedish National Testing &

Research Institute).

Figure 9: AS1530.3 tests on fire retardant thatch.

(Photo: Courtesy of J-RAK Consulting).

AS/NZS3837

Full Title: AS/NZS3837 - Joint Australian and New

Zealand Standard - Method of test for heat and

smoke release rates for materials and products using

an oxygen consumption calorimeter.

This is small scale reaction to fire test used for wall

and ceiling linings. It is one of the two new fire test

options for determing the new Building Code of

Australia Group Number for wall and ceiling lining

materials and in its own right, or alternatively using

the ISO9705 full scale testing depending on the

product type, replaces the previous small scale

reaction to fire test requirements of AS1530.3

contained in the Building Code of Australia. Refer to

figure 6 on page 10.

ISO 9705 - “Room Corner Test”

Full title: Fire tests - Full-scale room test for surface

products.

The ISO9705, Full-scale room test for surface

products, consists of a non-combustible test room

of given dimensions, with an open doorway. This

room is lined with the product under test, by fixing

the product onto the non-combustible walls. A

fire, of known size is ignited in one corner and the

corresponding heat release and smoke production

rates are measured. The schematic of the reaction to

fire test configuration is shown as Figure 2 and actual

photos of products under test are shown in Figures

3 to 10.

Figure 11: 1 minute

Figure 13: 5 minutes

Figure 15: 9 minutes

Figure 12: 3 minutes

Figure 14: 7 minutes

Figure 16: 11 minutes

Figures 11 to 16: Typical progressive fi re development under

ISO13784 Part 1 testing showing contribution of sandwich

panels to fi re.

(Photos: Courtesy of SP Swedish National Testing and Research

Institute).

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Australian Fire Resistance Requirements

In Australia, fi re resistant barriers, depending on

the Classifi cation (Occupancy Type) and Type of

Construction (Rise in Storeys), are required to have

particular Fire Resistance Levels, FRL’s.

New Zealand Fire Legislation Requirements

In New Zealand, similar requirements to those in

Australia apply but the classifi cation is referred to

as a Fire Resistance Rating, FRR.

These FRL’s are determined by subjecting a

prototype assembly to the standard fi re resistance

test, (AS1530 Fire resistance tests of elements of

building construction, Part 4 – 1997, Fire-resistance

tests on elements of building construction).

AS1530.4 – Fire resistance testing

AS1530.4 is a full-scale test method that typically

consists of a fi re resistance furnace upon which

elements of building construction are mounted and

subjected to a standard time versus temperature

heating regime.

Key measurements and observations are recorded,

the result of which are used to determine a Fire

Resistance Level (FRL) in accordance with the

Building Code of Australia requirements.

Figure 18: Structurally loaded fi re test on ceiling panel system.

(Photo: Courtesy of BRANZ)

Figure 17: AS1530 Part 4 fi re resistance test on a sandwich

panel system.

(Photo: Courtesy of Eurobond Laminates Ltd.)

Figure 19: View of fi re side of ceiling panel system above, after

test.

(Photo: Courtesy of BRANZ)

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Insurance Industry Requirements

In more recent times, insurance companies have

made their position quite clear relating to the

insurance of facilities constructed using sandwich

panels, particularly those made from combustible

core materials. Their positon is that these

facilities are a higher insurance risk and will

attract higher premiums unless compliance

with the insurance industries own standards

are met.

In Australasia the “defacto” insurance company

standard is to have full compliance with Factory

Mutual, (FM) internal approval standard, FM

4880. This internal linings standard, among other

things is applicable to so called FM Class 1, limited

combustable insulated wall or wall and roof/ceiling

sandwich panels.

These FM “defacto” insurance requirements exceed

most National Regulatory requirements, as they are

concerned about both life safety and protection

of property / protection against business

interruption, whilst the National Regulatory

requirements, which are meant to refl ect the

respective National community / societal minimum

acceptable levels of safety, in the main only cater for

life safety; that is protection of people only, with little

or no regard for protection of property or protection

against business interruption.

In terms of National Building Regulations, the

protection of property and business are an issue

for the building owner to deal with outside of the

National Building Regulations. The problem for a

building owner and his designer, and to a large

degree the general insurance industry is, that there

are very few published National Technical Guides

or National Standards that deal specifi cally with the

protection of property and/or the protection against

business interruption.

Figures 20 and 21: Sandwich panels under fi re test.

(Photo: Courtesy FM Global)

News Flash - Property Protection Guidelines

The Alliance has been actively involved in the creation of the AFIRE Group

(Australasian Fire Industry Research and Education Group). This group

has started working on the development of a series of Codes or Guidelines

relating specifi cally to the Protection of Property and Protection Against

Business Interruption in the advent of fi re. The Alliance’s own Executive

Offi cer is the current Chairman of this group.

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Shared Goals

1. Promote passive fire protection

as part of a total fire safety design

approach.

2. To promote property protection

and public welfare as well as life

safety.

3. To promote fire fighter safety and

facilitate fire fighting activities.

4. To disseminate technical

information to the Fire Safety

community.

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PART 2

How To Use This Guide

The Technical Buyer’s Guide Tables are arranged

to be user friendly and should be reasonably

self-explanatory, even to those readers who are

relatively ill informed in the area of fi re and the

applicability or otherwise of different proprietary

sandwich panel constructions.

There are four Technical Buyer’s Guide Tables:

Table 1 -

Table 2 -

Finished Sandwich Panel Products

(Australia)

Sandwich Panel Core Materials

(Australia)

Alliance member

This column illustrates which manufacturers and

suppliers are fi nancial members of The Alliance for

Fire & Smoke Containment at the time of publication

and who are helping provide the necessary funding

to enable The Alliance to develop and publish useful

publications like this one.

Table 3 -

Table 4 -

Finished Sandwich Panel Products

(New Zealand)

Sandwich Panel Core Materials

(New Zealand)

Some non-Alliance member companies and their

products are also included in this edition of The

Technical Buyer’s Guide.

It is envisaged that in future editions, additional

Technical Buyer’s Guide Tables for areas such

as sandwich panel system components, or for

risk management consultants / insurance brokers

working in the fi re area may also be included if

these are seen by readers as useful additions.

The following section provides an explanation of the

various columns found within the Technical Buyer’s

Guide Tables.

Figure 22: Typical coldstores sandwich panel construction.

(Photo: Courtesy of J-RAK Consulting).

The Alliance

Shared Goal #1

Promote passive fire protection

as part of a total fire safety design approach.

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Manufacturer

This column lists the manufacturer of the fi nished

panel and is included along with the Distributor

column, to name both the manufacturer and the

regional distributor (as applicable or where they are

not one and the same).

In some cases the manufacturer may in fact be an

overseas company and the sales and distribution of

the product locally in Australia and/or New Zealand

is in fact handled through a local agent or series of

agents.

Product Brand

This column lists the trade name or product brand

name.

Distributor

This column lists the local regional distributor of

the fi nished panel. See Manufacturer description

above.

Contact details

The web address, local regional phone and facsimile

number have been provided to allow users to seek

more information accordingly.

Australian Made

This column lists the Australian Made products

that are available from each manufacturer and

distributor.

Product category

This column shows the generic core type that is

contained within each specifi c manufacturer and

suppliers fi nished panel system.

Refer to the core materials section previously for

more information on EPS, PIR, PUR and Mineral /

Stone wool core types.

The Phenolic / EPS composites cores column

indicates the suppliers / manufacturers of the

relatively new Phenolic composite panels.

The proprietary column caters for alternative cores

materials such a Phenolic cores, and alternative

systems to sandwich panels themselves.

Panel Thickness

This column provides the range of available panel

thicknesses for the sandwich panels and for the

alternative systems.

Fire Test Data

This section includes some basic guidance on

the different fi re testing regimes to which each

respective panel system has been fi re tested.

A brief description of each sub section (column)

and the test regime or applicable listing is provided

below. For more information refer to the information

provided earlier in this Buyer’s Guide within Part 1

of this guide.

The Alliance

Shared Goal #2

To promote property protection

and public welfare as well as life safety.

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Fire Resistance

AS1530.4

Full title: AS1530 - Methods of Test on building

material, components and structures, Part 4

- Fire-resistance tests on elements of building

construction

This is the local Australian fi re resistance test that

allows the determination of an FRL (Fire Resistance

Level) as defi ned in the Building Code of Australia.

The FRL defi nes a rating period in minutes for

structural adequacy, integrity and insulation based

on the results to the exposure conditions in the

Standard. An example of an FRL is 120/120/120.

BS476.22

Full title: BS476 - Fire tests on building materials

and structures, Part 22 - Methods of determination

of the fi re resistance of non-load bearing elements

of construction. This is the UK equivalent (to all

intensive purposes) to AS1530.4 above.

Reaction to fire

AS1530.1

Full title: AS1530 - Methods of Test on building

material, components and structures- Part 1 -

Combustibility test for materials. This is a fi re test to

determine whether the product is non-combustible

as defi ned in the Building Code of Australia.

BS476.6 & BS476.7

Full titles: BS476 - Fire tests on building materials

and structures - Part 6 - Method of test for fi re

propagation for products. BS476 - Fire tests on

building materials and structures - Part 7 - Surface

spread of fl ame tests for materials.

These are small-scale UK fi re tests to provide some

reaction to fi re results for wall and ceiling lining

materials that in turn are used for UK requirements

in the Approved Document B. These cannot be

directly compared to local Australian small-scale

test methods such as AS1530.3 or AS/NZS3837.

AS1530.3

Full title: AS1530 - Methods of Test on building

material, components and structures- Part 3 -

Simultaneous determination of ignitability, fl ame

propagation, heat release and smoke release.

This standard is a small-scale fi re test that provides

reaction to fi re test results for the ease of ignitability,

fl ame propagation, heat and smoke release and

provides data as 4 discrete indices. This fi re test

method when applied to wall and ceiling linings

is being made redundant in the Building Code of

Australia and is being replaced by ISO9705 and/or

AS/NZS3837 fi re test data.

ISO9705

Full title: Fire tests - Full-scale room test for surface

products.

This is a full-scale reaction to fi re test used for wall

and ceiling linings. It is one of the two new fi re test

options for determining the new Building Code

of Australia Group Number for wall and ceiling

lining materials (see below) as well as part of

the requirement for FM 4800 Standard Approval

for limited combustibility for the use of plastics in

construction (see below).

ISO13784

This is a full scale free standing room corner test,

similar to ISO9705 Fire tests - Full scale room test

for surface products.

BCA Amendment 13 Group number

Under Amendment 13, effective July 1 st , 2003, wall

and ceiling lining materials are classifi ed by their

BCA Group Numbers. These are determined from

to fi re testing to either AS/NZS3837 and/or ISO9705

(see above).The choice of fi re test is dependent

on the type of product, but typically for sandwich

panels and other composite materials ISO9705

testing is mandatory.

The Alliance

Shared Goal #3

To promote fire fighter safety

and facilitate fire fighting activities.

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Fire testing and third party certification

FM Class 1 Approval to FM Approval Standard

4880

Full title: Factory Mutual Approval Standard, Class

Number 4880, Class 1 Insulated Wall or Wall

& Roof / Ceiling Panels, Plastic Interior Finish

Materials, Plastic Exterior Building Panels, Wall/

Ceiling Coating Systems, Interior or Exterior Finish

Systems.

Factory Mutual (FM) Approval of products provides

for independent third party inspection of facilities

before fi re testing as well as on going inspections to

ensure product manufactured continues to comply

with what was fi re tested.

FM testing - FM4880 (fire testing requirements

for core materials only)

This section has been included to highlight products

that have in fact been fi re tested and meet all of

the relevant acceptance criteria for FM 4880, but

do not have a formal FM Approval as the third

party inspections have not been conducted and the

ongoing audit are not in place.

This applies provides some confi dence to sandwich

panel manufacturers and this provides confi dence

that if the materials are incorporated into sandwich

panels that there is a high probability that FM

Approval can be gained.

The fi re testing for FM 4880 approval requires a

series of fi re tests including small scale testing of

the core material for FM fl ammability / fl ame spread

characteristics (fl ame spread parameter), 25ft or

50ft corner testing as applicable (a specifi c FM test

method) and full scale ISO9075 or UBC26-3 room

corner testing.

It should be noted that the acceptance criteria /

failure criteria applied by FM for the ISO9705 test

component of their overall fi re testing program,

is more stringent and more detailed compared to

those of the Building Code of Australia.

Figure 23: Room corner test before flash over

(Photo: Courtesy of FM Global)

Note - FM Approval is specifi c to a particular

production location and not generic to a proprietary

product type.

Figure 24: Room corner test during fl ash over

(Photo: Courtesy of FM Global)

The Alliance

Shared Goal #4

To disseminate technical information

to the Fire Safety community.

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LPC Approval to LPS1181 and/or LPS1208

Full titles:

LPS 1181: 2003: PART 1 -Series of Fire Growth

Tests for LPCB Approval and Listing of Construction

Product Systems - Part One: Requirements and

Tests for Built-up Cladding and Sandwich Panel

Systems for Use as the External Envelope of

Buildings

LPS 1181: 2003: PART 2 - Series of Fire Growth

Tests for LPCB Approval and Listing of Construction

Product Systems - Part Two: Requirements and

Tests for Wall and Ceiling Lining Systems for Use

as Internal Constructions in Buildings

LPC Specifier’s Guide

The LPC publish the “Red Book” for Fire and

Security Products and Services which is a useful

document for those working on design, specifi cation

and purchase of contruction, fi re and security

products and services.

This publication includes products approved to LPS

1181 Parts 1 & 2, and LPS 1208.

It is available as a hard copy, CD, or can be

referenced online at http://www.redbooklive.com/

WebRedBook/RedBookHome.aspx

LPS1208 - LPCB Fire resistance requirements

for elements of construction used to provide

compartmentation

Like FM Global, the Loss Prevention Council in the

UK also have their own third party independent

approval process which also involves pre-fi re

testing inspection and on going factory audits to

verify ongoing performance.

The fi re testing requirements and acceptance

criteria are different to FM Global. The fi re testing

does not utilise ISO9705 fi re test method, but uses

a different LPC room corner fi re test method.

LPC Approval to LPS1181 applies to materials

used for wall and ceiling linings. LPC Approval to

LPS1208 applies to materials used as fi re rated wall

and ceiling assemblies

The Alliance

Shared Goal #5

To promote competency based

training, accreditation and licensing.

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Membership Structure

Membership Categories

• Gold.

• Manufacturer/Supplier.

• Installer/Maintenance.

• Consultant.

• Associate.

• Allied Trade and Industry Associations.

• Fire Test Laboratories.

• Insurance.

Collective Membership Benefits

• Help promote and support our goal

to provide TOTAL fi re safety building

solutions.

• Opportunity for member companies to

participate in enhancing Industry Best

Practice for all key stakeholders.

• Kept abreast of developments within

international and local AS/NZS standards

committees.

• Representation through The Alliance

as offi cial corresponding member to the

Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB)

Industry Liaison Committee.

• Licence to use The Alliance Logo on

promotional materials.

• Subscription to the quarterly Passive

News Letter.

• Attendance to all regional and national

committee meetings.

• Company listing and colour logo in The

Alliance Members Directory. This directory

is updated quarterly and downloadable

from The Alliance website as it is widely

circulated and issued as a Press Release

to various trade publications.

• Gain assistance in understanding the

complex Australian and New Zealand

standards, methodologies, regulations and

legalisations in this unique industry.

• Through resources of The Alliance and

its member companies and other industry

related groups, Technical Guidance Notes

(TGN’s) and Industry Best Practice Guides

(IBPG’s) can be developed.

• Company listing for all members on The

Alliance website and link to your Web

address www.pfpa.com.au.

• Participate in ongoing reform initiatives

for training, accreditation and licensing.

The Alliance Website

www.pfpa.com.au

This website is an information source

for industry and a community as a

whole for issues dealing with fi re and

smoke containment. The Alliance will

post information dealing with changes

to legislation, simple explanantion of

Standards and their requirements and

list products and services that maybe

required.

Easy to navigate shortcuts to popular

destinations include:

Find a Product

Alliance Publications

Newsletters

Training, Accreditation & Licensing

Find an Installer/

Maintenance Provider

Sandwich Panels & Insurance

Bushfi re Prone Areas

Member Companies


Additional Membership Benefits

Gold Member

• Membership plaque

• www.pfpa.com.au Banner Ad with

Company Logo on the home page.

• Product listing under “Find a Product”

section of the Alliance Web site with

distribution contact details.

• E-news Update Company logo and link to

your website. This is distributed to over 300

recipients fortnightly.

• Company’s logo on the front page

of Passive Newsletter and most other

Alliance publications. The newsletter is

widely distributed to our growing database

quarterly.

Manufacturer/Supplier Member

• Framed Membership Certifi cate

• Product listing under “Find a Product”

section of the Alliance Web site with

distribution contact details.

• Find a consultant listing.

Associate Member

• Presence in Passive Newsletter. The

newsletter is widely distributed to our

growing database quarterly.

You can obtain further membership

information on The Alliance website

www.pfpa.com.au including a memebership

form that you can dowload and send

through.

If you require further information, please

contact The Alliance administration offi ce.

Contact details

The Alliance for Fire and Smoke Containment

Managed by J-RAK Consulting

Suite 18, 12 Tryon Rd

(PO Box 42)

Linfi eld NSW 2070

T: (02) 9416 0451

F: (02) 9416 0452

E: info@pfpa.com.au

• Presence in Passive Newsletter. The

newsletter is widely distributed to our

growing database quarterly.

Installer/Maintenance Member

• Presence in Passive Newsletter. The

newsletter is widely distributed to our

growing database quarterly.

• Find an installer/maintenance provider

listing.

Consultant Member

• Presence in Passive Newsletter. The

newsletter is widely distributed to our

growing database quarterly.


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Exhibits excellent fi re resistance properties.

Has excellent Thermal Insulation performance.

Is manufactured in Australia and New Zealand.

Possesses excellent mechanical properties.

Can be manufactured to have signifi cant sound absorbing

properties.

POLYPHEN® IS SUITABLE FOR:





Coldstores and Warehouses (steel clad panels).

Offi ce partitions.

Factory and housing insulation as well as hygienic building

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Finished Sandwich Panel Products: Australia

Alliance

Member

Manufacturer

Austral Insulation

Panel

Austral Insulation

Panel

Austral Insulation

Panel

Austral Insulation

Panel

Product Brand

Distributor in

Australia

(if applicable)

Contact details

Econotilt N/A VIC: 03 9706 3277

WA: 08 9249 4022

www.australinsulation.com.au

Econodeck N/A VIC: 03 9706 3277

WA: 08 9249 4022

www.australinsulation.com.au

X-Blaze N/A VIC: 03 9706 3277

WA: 08 9249 4022

www.australinsulation.com.au

Econorock N/A VIC: 03 9706 3277

WA: 08 9249 4022

www.australinsulation.com.au

Bondor Flameguard N/A Ph: 1300 300 099

Fax: 07 3323 8501

www.bondor.com.au

Bondor Bondor Panel N/A Ph: 1300 300 099

Fax: 07 3323 8501

www.bondor.com.au

Eurobond Firemaster Eurobond Pacific Ph: 0405 534 010

www.eurobond.co.uk

Eurobond Eurofoam PIR Eurobond Pacific Ph: 0405 534 010

www.eurobond.co.uk

Hunter Douglas Luxalon N/A Ph: 02 9638 8000

Fax: 02 9684 1559

www.luxalon.com.au

Hunter Douglas Luxalon N/A Ph: 02 9638 8000

Fax: 02 9684 1559

www.luxalon.com.au

Kingspan Kingspan Kingspan Australia Ph: 03 9909 7356

Fax: 03 9909 7357

www.kingspan.com.au

Metecno API AP300 wall Bondor Australia Ph: 1300 300 099

panels

Fax: 07 3323 8501

www.bondor.com.au

Metecno API AP900 roof panels Bondor Australia Ph: 1300 300 099

Fax: 07 3323 8501

www.bondor.com.au

Paroc

PAROC Panel

Ph: 1800 023 360

Systems

CSR Panel Systems Fax: 02 9372 5471

www.csr.com.au

Poly Panel

Jointlock N/A Ph: 07 3718 9555

Industries

Fax: 07 3719 9556

www.polypanel.com.au

-------- PIR Panel Poly Panel Industries Ph: 07 3718 9555

Fax: 07 3719 9556

www.polypanel.com.au

-------- Mineral Wool panelPoly Panel Industries Ph: 07 3718 9555

Fax: 07 3719 9556

www.polypanel.com.au

Polyphen (Australia) Polyphen Panel N/A Ph: 03 9614 0621

Fax: 03 9620 9808

www.polyphen.com

Retracom

Reracom EPS

N/A Ph: 1800 330 600

Panel

Fax: 07 3803 4711

www.retracom.com.au

------ Retracom PIR Retracom Ph: 1800 330 600

Panel

Fax: 07 3803 4711

www.retracom.com.au

Ph: 1800 330 600

------ Retracom Mineral Retracom

Wool Panel

Fax: 07 3803 4711

www.retracom.com.au

Australian

Made










PRODUCT CATEGORY

Fire Test Data

Third Party Certification

Thicknesses

Finished Panels

(mm) Fire resistance Reaction to fire

EPS PIR PUR Mineral/ stone Phenolic/EPS Proprietary AS1530.4 BS476.22 AS1530.1 BS476.6 & 7 AS1530.3 ISO9705 BCA Spec 1.10a FM approval LPC Approval to LPC Approval to

wool composite

Group Number Class 1 LPS1181 LPS1208

ALLIANCE MEMBER COMPANIES

50-200




75-200




50-200


Certification / Approvals Pending

*

75-180


*

50 - 100



50 -250



60 - 200



50 -200



35 - 100



35 - 100




40 -180



50 - 150



50 - 150



50 - 240



50 - 250



50 - 150



50 - 250



25 - 600

*



50 - 100



50 - 100



50 - 100



* FM Approval pending

PART 3: Technical Buyer’s Guide Tables

Table 1: Finished Sandwich Panel Products (Australia)

NON-MEMBER COMPANIES

Composite Systems Thermomass

(Aust)

Boral

Fireclad

N/A

N/A



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sheets for technical assistance for the application at hand.

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Sandwich Panel Core Materials: Australia

Alliance

Member

AUS Group X-Flam Australian Urethane and Ph: 02 9838 0222

Styrene

Fax: 02 9838 0233

www.ausurethane.com.au

AUS Group Austhane Australian Urethane and Ph: 02 9838 0222

Styrene

Fax: 02 9838 0233

www.ausurethane.com.au

AUS Group Austhane Australian Urethane and Ph: 02 9838 0222

Styrene

Fax: 02 9838 0233

www.ausurethane.com.au

AUS Group

Australian Urethane and Ph: 02 9838 0222

Styrene

Fax: 02 9838 0233

www.ausurethane.com.au

AUS Group Ausphen Australian Urethane and Ph: 02 9838 0222

Styrene

Fax: 02 9838 0233

www.ausurethane.com.au

Polyphen (Australia) Polyphen

Ph: 03 9614 0621

N/A Fax: 03 9620 9808

www.polyphen.com

X-Flam X-Flam Australian Urethane and Ph: 02 9838 0222

Styrene

Fax: 02 9838 0233

www.ausurethane.com.au

Dow Chemicals Styrofoam Aerodynamic

developments

Foamex

Manufacturer

RMax Rigid Cellular

Styroboard

Isolite

Product

Brand

Distributor in

Australia

(if applicable)

N/A

Contact details Australian

PRODUCT CATEGORY

Fire Test Data Third Party Certification

Thicknesses

Made

Cores only

Fire resistance

Reaction to fire

(mm)

EPS PIR PUR Mineral/ stone Phenolic/EPS Proprietary AS1530.4 BS476.22 AS1530.1 BS476.6 & 7 AS1530.3 ISO9705 BCA amdt 13 FM approval FM test FM4880 LPC approval to

wool

composite

Group Number Class 1

LPS 1181










ALLIANCE MEMBER COMPANIES



NON-MEMBER COMPANIES





50 - 400

10 - 600

10 - 600

10 - 600

10 - 600

25 - 600

50 - 400







*

*


LPC Approval to

LPS1208


* FM Approval pending

N/A


Rockwool International Conrock

Australasian Insulation

Supplies


Rockwool International Con-Rox

Australasian Insulation

Supplies


Tasman Insulation Insulso

Industrial

N/A

Glasswool


Prepared by J-RAK Consulting for The Alliance for Fire and Smoke Containment. Information provided here is based on data provided by the respective suppliers. Product listings do not signify that the products are endorsed in any way by The Alliance. The user is urged to contact the supplier and request data sheets for technical

assistance for the application at hand.

This table is current at the time of publication. If you would like to be listed

or make changes in future versions of the Technical Buyer’s Guide, please

contact The Alliance for Fire and Smoke Containment on (02) 9416 0451.

Table 2: Sandwich Panel Core Materials (Australia)


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Finished Sandwich Panel Products: New Zealand

Alliance

Member

Manufacturer Product Brand Distributor in Contact details New Zealand

New Zealand

Made

(if applicable)

Eurobond Firemaster Lanwood Industries

622 Tremaine Ave

Palmerston North NZ

Eurobond Eurofoam PIR Lanwood Industries

622 Tremaine Ave

Palmerston North NZ

Kingspan Kingspan Apollo Projects Ph: +64 3 343 1116

Fax: +64 3 343 1131

www.kingspan.com.au

NZ Foam Producers Polyphen Panel Ph: +61 3 9614 0621

Fax: +61 3 9620 9808

www.polyphen.com

Paroc Paroc CSR Panel Systems Ph: 1800 023 360

Fax: 02 9372 5471

www.csr.com.au

Lanwood Industries

Lanwood Industries

Bondor New Zealand

Bondor New Zealand

Bondor New Zealand

Styrolock

Styroroof

Bondor Panel

Equibond

Econorock






Finished Panels

EPS PIR PUR Mineral/ stone

wool







PRODUCT CATEGORY



Phenolic/EPS

composite

ALLIANCE MEMBER COMPANIES

NON-MEMBER COMPANIES



Fire Test Data

Thicknesses

(mm) Fire resistance Reaction to fire

Proprietary AS1530.4 BS476.22 AS1530.1 BS476.6 & 7 AS1530.3 ISO9705 BCA amdt 13

Group Number

60 - 200

50 - 200

40 -180

25 - 600

50 - 240


FM approval

Class 1

LPC Approval to

LPS1181

LPC Approval to

LPS1208



*

Third Party Certification


* FM Approval pending

Prepared by J-RAK Consulting for The Alliance for Fire and Smoke Containment. Information provided here is based on data provided by the respective suppliers. Product listings do not signify that the products are endorsed in any way by The Alliance. The user is urged to contact the supplier and request data

sheets for technical assistance for the application at hand.

This table is current at the time of publication. If you would like to be listed

or make changes in future versions of the Technical Buyer’s Guide, please

contact The Alliance for Fire and Smoke Containment on (02) 9416 0451.

Table 3: Finished Sandwich Panel Products (New Zealand)


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Sandwich Panel Core Materials: New Zealand

Alliance

Member

Manufacturer

NZ Foam

Producers

Product

Brand

Distributor in New

Zealand

(if applicable)

Contact details

Polyphen Ph:+61 3 9614 0621

Fax: +61 3 96209808

www.polyphen.com

New Zealand

Made


PRODUCT CATEGORY

Cores only

EPS PIR PUR Mineral/ stone

wool

Phenolic/EPS

composite

ALLIANCE MEMBER COMPANIES

NON-MEMBER COMPANIES


Fire Test Data

Thicknesses

Fire resistance

Reaction to fire

(mm)

Proprietary AS1530.4 BS476.22 AS1530.1 BS476.6 & 7 AS1530.3 ISO9705 AS/NZS 3837 BCA amdt 13

Group Number

25 - 600

FM Approval

Class 1

FM test FM4880

*

* FM Approval pending

Third Party Certification

Prepared by J-RAK Consulting for The Alliance for Fire and Smoke Containment. Information provided here is based on data provided by the respective suppliers. Product listings do not signify that the products are endorsed in any way by The Alliance. The user is urged to contact the supplier and request data sheets for technical assistance

for the application at hand.

LPC Approval to

LPS 1181

LPC Approval to

LPS1208

Table 4: Sandwich Panel Core Materials (New Zealand)

This table is current at the time of publication. If you would like to be listed

or make changes in future versions of the Technical Buyer’s Guide, please

contact The Alliance for Fire and Smoke Containment on (02) 9416 0451.

www.pfpa.com.au


Notes

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