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REGULATION

Why not halogenated derivatives at COMPART ?

Since its creation in 2004, COMPART has made respect for people and the environment a top priority.

 

Many flame retardants used in industry pose significant risks of toxicity both in the emanations they emit during the fire and on the aspects of eco-toxicity (endocrine disruptors, pollutants for the environment, etc...).

 

For many years, COMPART has developed and patented alternative and efficient solutions in respect of people and the environment.

 

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Fire regulations

The regulation imposes fire safety measures when designing or rehabilitating buildings.

The requirements in terms of fire safety vary according to the activity, the number of occupants, the number of floors...


Each type of building has a specific regulation, there are several categories :

  • Residential buildings​

  • Office buildings, industrial and commercial

  • Establishments Receiving Public (ERP

  • Grand Heights  Buildings

  • Warehouses

  • Parking lots

Principle of regulation

A building is weakened by multiple penetrations (passage of cables, ventilation ducts, PVC pipes...) and all these openings cause loss of fire resistance capacities that have originally walls and floors.

 

The fire seal is intended to seal an opening to prevent the transmission of fumes, toxic gases, heat and flames from one room to another or one floor.


The choice of the caulking technique to be implemented will be oriented according to several characteristics related to the type of building and caulking penetrations :

  • Hopper dimensions (occupancy rate)

  • Type of premises (level of risks)

  • Type of through material (cables, cable trays, PVC or metal pipes)

  • Frequency of interventions

  • Environmental stress (electrical risk ...)

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Reaction to fire

The reaction to fire is the way a material (concrete, wood, paper...) will behave like fuel. This reaction is defined after standardized tests in approved centers.

 

In France, the reaction to fire of materials is defined by the decree of 21 November 2002. This decree differentiates between construction products and building materials.

There is a classification under standard NF P92-507, composed of 5 categories that define the fire reaction of materials : they range from M0 for incombustible to M4 for a highly flammable material.

This classification corresponds to the resistance time of a material at a given temperature.

However, the European Union has defined new test methods and rankings to meet these requirements and defines a correspondence table.

Fire resistance

The fire resistance indicates the time during which, during a fire, a building element (wall, floor, ceiling, door...) retains its physical and mechanical properties.

Each caulking product must be tested in an official laboratory to give it a firestop rating.

Euro-classes of fire resistance attempt to harmonize national systems within the European Union.

There are three classes :

  • Mechanical resistance

  • Gas and flame tightness

  • Thermal insulation

These letters are followed by 2 or 3 digits giving the resistance time in minutes.

Example : REI 120 (firestop for 120 minutes)