Top Fire Rating for Saint-Gobain PAM’s Ensign and EEZI-FIT drainage systems
Saint-Gobain PAM’s cast iron Ensign and EEZI-FIT drainage systems have been awarded the top rating for their Classification of Reaction to Fire of A1.
Both ranges of products were tested at the Warrington Fire Research Centre to EN 13501-1:2007+A1:2006.
Says Marketing Manager for Saint-Gobain PAM UK, Mike Rawlings: “Many buildings are not protected enough against fire hazards. It means that fire can spread rapidly, destroy the building in a short time and, more importantly, jeopardise the lives of occupants.
“If a fire breaks out, the first objective is to slow down its horizontal and vertical spreading. Drainage systems should be selected so that they resist the passage of fire and do not feed it.
“This is important because above ground drainage systems will pass through a separating wall and floor. They need to withstand fire and not provide open breaches and, for a given time not allow the passage of fire, smoke, heat or combustion from one area to another.
“Both Ensign and EEZI-FIT do not burn or melt producing molten droplets like DDPE and unlike plastic based systems only produce minimal smoke and fumes, which is often the biggest killer if there is a fire. It is the safest material available for fire safety and, depending on the severity and duration of the fire will likely remain standing and operational.”
For further information about Ensign and EEZI-FIT cast iron drainage systems contact: Saint-Gobain PAM UK, Sinclair Works, Station Road, Ketley, Telford, Shropshire, TF1 5AD. Tel: 01952 262500. Email: email@example.com. www.saint-gobain-pam.co.uk.
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