How limiting steel temperatures to maintain structural integrity relates to intumescent paint coatings
Maintaining structural adequacy on load-bearing steel is critical to the fire safety of building occupants, fire fighters and the surrounding built environment.
In the Australian structural steel passive fire protection market, product manufacturers and applicators face a difficult battle to ascertain the required LSTs on structural elements for every project. Structural fire design is not commonly included in the training of young structural engineers which in turn creates a gap within the industry from the very beginning.
This includes the lack of understanding on passive fire protection and building compliance in regards to the BCA. This document explains the importance and role that intumescent paint coatings play in maintaining the structural adequacy of steelwork... download it now and read how it's not as difficult to achieve as you may think.
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