Ameetuff St coat -- FIRE PROTECTION OF STRUCTURAL / SHEET STEEL WORK BY Ameetuff St In tumescent fire retardant coating for steel structure
Fire proofing with In tumescent fire retardant coating is the most modern & internationally accepted method for protection of Steel Structures, vessels against the damaging effect of fire. Current architectural concepts for high rise buildings rely more on Rafter type construction avoiding concrete beams resulting in space saving and greater economy.
In the event of fire the decorative Ameetuff st coat quickly encloses the steel in reliable foam ,which slows down the temperature rise in steel and protects the construction against premature collapse up to two hours. This coating is also water proof, and recommended even for steel sheet roof and also for boats , ships etc.
WHY FIRE PROOFING OF STEEL?
- Steel loses its structural strength upon heating. As soon as the Steel temperature approaches 550°C (900° F) it loses 65% of its yield strength and may lead to its collapse. In the event of fire winning time is crucial to evacuating people and limiting the amount of structural damage. Thus it is necessary to protect Steel structures from fire.
- Studies in Europe and U.S.A over the last two decades have conclusively proven the fact that in tumescent Paints have definite advantages over the conventional methods of Steel Fire Proofing. The most important of all the considerations is a very high degree of corrosion resistance properties which, due to passage of time cause immense problems with Concrete/Cementations Coatings