Offers guidance on use of fire retardant coating systems including paint and varnish, intumescent reactive coating and surface impregnations. Provides an in depth view of regulations, codes and requirements and how they pertain to fire retardant coating systems and gives terminology and classifications for reaction to fire. Also covers meeting the requirements of Building Regulations and maintenance for existing buildings and structures. Advises on the selection of fire retardant systems based on substrate condition and includes a typical fire retardant systems data page.
Supersedes: Guidance on the classification for reaction to fire performance of fire retardant coating systems: enhancing the fire performance of surfaces in buildings (Orange book) (ASFP, 2008). Updates the introduction relating to fire and legal liability notice and a new disclaimer.
Formed in 1975, the Association for Specialist Fire Protection currently represents the major U.K. based specialist manufacturers and installers of structural passive fire protection systems. They produce technical information to ensure built in fire protection in buildings.
NBS has produced specification systems and information products for construction industry professionals for more than 40 years. The National Building Specification is the recognised UK national standard and is used by over 5,000 organisations. NBS is part of RIBA Enterprises Ltd.
IHS is a leading global source of critical information and insight for customers in a broad range of industries. Our customer product and service solutions span four major areas of information: energy, product lifecycle management, environmental and security. By focusing on our customers first, we deliver data and expertise that enable innovative and successful decision-making. Customers range from governments and multinational companies to smaller companies and technical professionals in more than 180 countries. IHS has been in business since 1959 and employs more than 3,500 people in 35 locations around the world.