Fire Academy2020-10-16T13:59:51+02:00

FIRE ACADEMY

In this academy we will describe and explain the in and outs of European Fire Standards for interior walls and ceilings and how these relate to Gustafs solutions. We will also compare the difference between Gustafs products getting their reaction to fire performance from a non-combustible core material, with products for which the reaction to fire has been improved by adding fire retardants.

FIRE SAFETY IN BUILDINGS

Fire safety in buildings is one of the basic requirements for construction products in the EU Construction Products Regulation, CPR. Fire safety in buildings primarily concerns personal safety, but also includes the protection of material values. Data from fire accidents indicates that smoke and toxic gases cause the majority of deaths. Smoke and toxic gases kill long before the temperature has risen or flames have developed. Consequently, the main design requirement from a personal safety perspective is that buildings are constructed and configured to ensure that people can get to safety and the emergency services have the capacity to respond in the event of a fire.

Why We at Gustafs Are Hot on Fire Safety

Fires accidents do happen. In Europe, thousands of people get killed by fire related accidents every year.  See the International Fire Death Rate Trends in the pdf below.

International Fire Death Rate Trends
Gustafs panels achieve classification: A2-s1,d0

Fire Safety in Buildings

Fire safety in buildings is one of the basic requirements for construction products in the EU Construction Products Regulation, CPR. Fire safety in buildings primarily concerns personal safety, but also includes the protection of material values. Data from fire accidents indicates that smoke and toxic gases cause the majority of deaths. Smoke and toxic gases kill long before the temperature has risen or flames have developed. Consequently, the main design requirement from a personal safety perspective is that buildings are constructed and configured to ensure that people can get to safety and the emergency services have the capacity to respond in the event of a fire.

Why We at Gustafs Are Hot on Fire Safety

Fires accidents do happen. In Europe, Thousands of people get killed by fire related accidents every year. See the International Fire Death Rate Trends in the pdf below.

International Fire Death Rate Trends
Fire Academy - Stages of a fire

THE DEVELOPMENT OF A ROOM FIRE IN 5 STAGES

Incipient Stage: This is the first stage in the fire growth process, typically created by an outside heating source, such as an open flame or smoldering materials.

Growth stage: During this stage, the fire grows fast or slow, depending on the fuel load present, type of combustion and availability of oxygen.

Flashover stage: This is a transitional stage that takes place between the growth and fully developed stages. Flashover is a phenomenon created by thermal instabilities within the room.

Fully developed stage: During this stage the fire has reached its maximum potential and is only limited by the availability of oxygen.

Decay stage: During this final stage the fuel load and oxygen decreases and the gases and temperatures begin to cool. The fire will begin to put itself out if left alone and no more oxygen is introduced in to the room.

Fire academy with fire diagram

The Development of a Room Fire in 5 Stages

Incipient Stage: This is the first stage in the fire growth process, typically created by an outside heating source, such as an open flame or smoldering materials.

Growth stage: During this stage, the fire grows fast or slow, depending on the fuel load present, type of combustion and availability of oxygen.

Flashover stage: This is a transitional stage that takes place between the growth and fully developed stages. Flashover is a phenomenon created by thermal instabilities within the room.

Fully developed stage: During this stage the fire has reached its maximum potential and is only limited by the availability of oxygen.

Decay stage: During this final stage the fuel load and oxygen decreases and the gases and temperatures begin to cool. The fire will begin to put itself out if left alone and no more oxygen is introduced in to the room.

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RESISTANCE TO FIRE
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REAL FIRE SAFETY
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DECLARATION OF PERFORMANCE

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