Forbid Fire

Understanding Fire Retardancy

Fire protection for your building begins at the planning stage.

Minimizing fire risk, particularly in places with significant human traffic such as major sporting arenas, mass transit terminals, hospitals, schools and high-rise buildings has become increasingly complex and challenging.

Globally, architects and building owners are required to meet stringent regulations aimed at protecting inhabitants and visitors but also building a structure and surrounding environment from fire hazards, but irrespective of the regulations it is imperative for the users to choose the right grade of building materials which can minimize the damage to human lives and the structure.

A lot depends on using the right kind of products and systems, and utmost care has to be taken in choosing the right grade of Fire Retardant (FR) Aluminium Composite Materials (ACP) so as to mitigate the risk caused by fire. (Illustration on Page 3 shows the fire propagation in case of fire in a building).

It is important to understand the difference between Fire Rating and Fire Retardancy. Any product could have some degree of Fire Rating but that does not necessarily make it Fire Retardant.

Usually, the products and systems have a reaction to fire and resistance to fire, in a certain way. It is essential to look at these both, and the factors that influence the performance of a Fire Retardant cladding solution in totality and not in isolation.

These performance criteria are :
  • Lateral and Vertical spread of fire
  • Smoke emission
  • Droplets
  • Self-extinction of fire on the ACP

Therefore, it is key to choose the right product and system in terms of performance in case of fire. But it is equally important to specify the right test methodology and standards to ensure selection of a ‘true’ Fire Retardant facade. The right test methodology has to be ideally a combination of product test like EN 13501-1 along with an intermediate-scale multi story test like NFPA 285 or BS 8414 which addresses most of the key performance criteria mentioned above.

WHY PIONEER FORBID FIRE PANELS B1?

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More than ever, buildings of the future not only have to comply with the highest demands on design, they also have to meet the latest technical requirements such as sustainability, energy efficiency and most importantly
– fire protection.

FIRE- safety,   PIONEER FORBID FIRE ACP B1 set new standards for cladding materials with certified and proven fire retardancy characteristics.

PIONEER FORBID FIRE ACP B1 is the ‘true’ Fire Retardant Aluminium Composite Materials that you have been looking for.

PIONEER FORBID FIRE PANELS

PIONEER FORBID FIRE PANELS has been developed exclusively for the more stringent fire prevention regulations in architectural products.
Thanks to its mineral-filled core PIONEER FORBID FIRE PANELS meets the stricter requirements of most fire classifications. Its is hardly inflammable and offers all the proven product properties of the PIONEER  family, such as flatness, formability, resistance to weather and easy processing.

Panel Thickness

Standards

Units

3 mm

4 mm

Thickness of Aluminium Layers

Weight

[mm]

[kg/m²]

0.50

5.00

6.95

Technical Properties

Section Modulus W Rigidity (Poisson's ratio µ = 0,3) E·I Alloy /

Temper

Modulus of Elasticity

Tensile Strength of Aluminium 0.2% Proof Stress Elongation

Linear Thermal Expansion

DIN 53293

DIN 53293

EN 573-3

EN 515

EN 1999 1-1

EN 485-2

EN 485-2

EN 485-2

EN 1999 1-1

[cm³/m] [kNcm²/m]

[N/mm²] [N/mm²] [N/mm²] [%]

1.25

1250

1.75

2400

2.75

5900

EN AW-3003 H-16

70'000

Rm ≥ 140

Rp0,2 ≥ 90

A50 ≥ 5

2,4 mm / m at 100°C temperature difference

Core

Mineral filled polymer

Surface

Lacquering

Gloss (initial value) Pencil Hardness

EN 13523-2

EN 13523-4

[%]

Coil Coating

PVDF

30 – 80

MIN. HB

Thermal Properties

Thermal Resistance R

sTemperature Resistance

ASTM C518

[m²K/W] [°C]

0.007

0.009

0.0172

-50 to +80

PIONEER PANELS B1

PIONEER FORBID FIRE PANELS B1 is the first non-combustible aluminium composite panel used in architecture that fulfils the respective standards worldwide. Thanks to its mineral core, PIONEER_ B1 meets the strict requirements of some of the toughest fire regulations while retaining the possibilities for the concept
and design of buildings. PIONEER_ B1 just like all the products of the PIONEER_ family, allows simple processing, is impact-resistant, breakproof and weatherproof and, above all, non-combustible.

Test accord. to...

Classification


AS 3837

AS 1530-3

AS ISO 9705


Group 1 material BCA Group 3 material no ignition



GB 8624-2006

Class B, s1,d0, t0


EN 13501-1

Class B, s1, d0


EN 1187 (method 1)/ DIN 4102-7


passed

BS 476, Part 6

Class 0


BS 476, Part 7

Class 1


Approved for outdoor wall cladding of any type of building without height limit



EN 13501-1

Class B, s1, d0


NFPA 285

passed


Approved for outdoor wall cladding of any type of building without height limit



ASTM-E-84

Class A


BS 476, Part 6&7

Class 0


BS 476, Part 6&7

Class 0


ASTM-E 84

Class A


NFPA 285

passed


Pioneer Forbid Fire Panels (Fire Retardant)

Depending On The Materials Used!

  • Plastic foam insulation
  • Stone wool insulation
  • Glass wool insulation
  • Timber/ Wood
  • Concrete or other Cement based products
  • Stone
  • Plastics
  • GRP
  • Glass
  • Metal

Aluminium Composite Materials So the main determinants

We Are Interested In Fire Retardancy, Not Fire Rating

  • FR stands for Fire RETARDANCY or Fire RETARDANT
  • Many people use Fire RATED
  • Anything is fire rated, even combustible materials, e.g. paper, most plastics, etc.
  • Any material’s fire rating can be assessed
  • Only a material rated as “fire retardant” or “non-combustible” is actually of help in case of a fire

Let’s Understand Some Of The Commonly Requested Qualification Tests

ASTM E-84

This test measures the distance of the flame spread and the light obscuration of the smoke development during a specific time period.

BS 476 – Part 6&7

This test measures the speed and the distance of the flame spread in a specific time period.

NFPA 285

This test method evaluates the inclusion of combustible components within wall assemblies/panels that are required to be of noncombustible construction. Its a simulation of the multistory flammability fire performance of entire exterior wall assemblies

BS 8414-1

This test assess the behaviour of a non-load bearing external cladding system.

The test measures fire spread and classifies based on 3 distinct ways: external fire spread, internal fire spreads and mechanical performances.

EN 13501-1

This test measures the spread of flame and contribution to fire as well the generation of smoke and the production of burning droplets.

UNDERSTANDING THE PERFORMANCE CRITERIA WITH VARIOUS TEST METHODOLOGIES  
  COMMONLY ASKED TESTS FLAME SPREAD   SMOKE EMISSION   BURNING DROPLETS   SELF EXTINGUISHING   WITH SYSTEM
  ASTM E-84     x x x
  BS 476: part 6&7   x x x x
  EN 13501-1       x x
  NFPA 285   x x    
BS 8414-1     x    
 
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