Fire barrier is applied in all floor and wall joints in fire-rated locations.
A fire barrier is installed under joint cover.
To prevent fire and smoke from penetrating an expansion joint
opening for specified rating period, e.g. 1, 2, 3 hours.
In some cases, to prevent temperature on the cold side of an
expansion joint opening from rising above a predetermined rate
for the specified rating period, e.g. 2 hours.
The "cold side" of an expansion joint opening refers to the area within a structure adjacent to or opposite the area where a fire or smoke source is
There are three main fire-stopping systems used in expansion joint opening that are:
Mineral Wool + Fire Rated Sealant
Mineral Wool Rope
Ceramic Blanket System
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