Fire Attack Protection
Standards and Classifications
Fire Resistance is rated slightly different to standard survivability testing of ballistic and blast. Fire Resistant products, such as Fire Doors and Secure Walling, can be designed to improve protection during fire escape as well as simply preventing the spread of fire.
For similar reasons as ‘Bullet Proof, the concept of something being ‘Fire Proof’ is impossible, as everything with enough heat and time can eventually be consumed if the heat becomes dangerous enough. For this reason, Fire Ratings are often given with time measurements.
Fire Resistance can be rated using the British Standard (BS 476: Part 22: 1987) or the European Standard (BS EN 1634-1 : 2008) and both are traditionally accepted. To facilitate the use of some new European fire test methods within the approval process, some certification will feature a ‘CE’ marking.