Resistance To Fire – Fire Resistant Panels2020-10-16T13:50:19+02:00

WHAT IS RESISTANCE TO FIRE?

Resistance to Fire measures the ability of a building material to protect the sub-construction, preventing the building material it-self from falling down during the evacuation of the building. The test results are expressed in how many minutes the structural element resists the fire before the threshold for each test criterion is exceeded. Interior wall and ceiling claddings, roofs, floors and even construction systems, including ventilation ducts and pipes, must be classified based on their fire resistance. Fire properties are tested in a full-scale furnace using a standard fire curve for temperature/chronological development.

RESISTANCE TO FIRE CLASSIFICATIONS GUSTAFS PANEL SYSTEM & LINEAR SYSTEM

Gustafs’ products are classified according to the table below.

Gustafs System Core Material Fire Class
Gustafs Plain Panel System

(Non perforated)

Fibre Gypsum Core K2-10
Gustafs Acoustic Panel System

(Perforated)

Fibre Gypsum Core K2-10

(Void filled with stone wool)

Gustafs Linear Rib System

Fibre Gypsum Core / HIR Sandwich

K2-10

(Void filled with stone wool)

Gustafs Linear Plank System

(Closed Joint)

Fibre Gypsum Core K2-10
Gustafs Linear Plank System

(Open Joint)

Fibre Gypsum Core K2-10

(Void filled with stone wool)

Gustafs Linear Module System Fibre Gypsum Core / HIR Sandwich / Solid Wood K2-10

(Void filled with stone wool)

Download Gustafs Document for Resistance to Fire

RESISTANCE TO FIRE CLASSIFICATIONS GUSTAFS PANEL SYSTEM & LINEAR SYSTEM

Gustafs’ products are classified according to the table below.

Gustafs System Core Material Fire Class
Gustafs Plain Panel System

(Non perforated)

Fibre Gypsum Core K2-10
Gustafs Acoustic Panel System

(Perforated)

Fibre Gypsum Core K2-10

(Void filled with stone wool)

Gustafs Linear Rib System

Fibre Gypsum Core / HIR Sandwich

K2-10

(Void filled with stone wool)

Gustafs Linear Plank System

(Closed Joint)

Fibre Gypsum Core K2-10
Gustafs Linear Plank System

(Open Joint)

Fibre Gypsum Core K2-10

(Void filled with stone wool)

Gustafs Linear Module System Fibre Gypsum Core / HIR Sandwich / Solid Wood K2-10

(Void filled with stone wool)

Download Gustafs Document for Resistance to Fire

Can FR Lacquers and FR Paints improve a product’s Resistance to Fire Classification?

The FR lacquer or paint in its self cannot achieve an approved resistance to fire classification. FR coatings will require an additional and specific substrate to reach any resistance to fire class at all. Only the type of substrate as specified in the test protocol can be validated. FR coatings require a very strict production control program to guarantee that the correct number of layers and minimum thickness has been used in the application of the fire retardant lacquer or paint. Applying a FR coating on site or improving a FR coating after for example cutting or drilling on site can not be validated and classified!

European standards for interiors

Walls and ceilings must not break and collapse during the early stages of the fire when evacuation and rescue operations can still be carried out.

  1. Resistance to fire, standard EN 13501-2 Construction products, including walls and ceiling
  2. Resistance to fire, standard EN 1366 Thermal insulations for linear pipes

RESISTANCE TO FIRE – EN 13501-2

The European standard EN 13501 Part 2 for the resistance to fire of construction and building materials, is divided into several classes showing the resistance time.

RESISTANCE TO FIRE CLASSIFICATIONS

European standard EN 13501 Resistance to fire

GUSTAFS’ PRODUCTS RESISTANCE TO FIRE

Fire classification on wooden cladding Resistance to fire

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR FIRE CLASSIFICATIONS

CONTACT GUSTAFS
DOWNLOADS

RESISTANCE TO FIRE GUSTAFS’ PRODUCTS

RESISTANCE TO FIRE CLASSIFICATIONS

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE TOPIC

Gustafs' Fire Academy
FIRE ACADEMY
Gustafs fire to reaction
REACTION TO FIRE
Non-combustible wood panels for interior claddings
REAL FIRE SAFETY
gustafs' declaraction of performance DoP
DECLARATION OF PERFORMANCE
Gustafs Fiber gypsum core

REACTION TO FIRE CLASSIFICATIONS

The Euroclass EN 13501-1 system is divided into the following classifications:

A1 – Non flammable materials. No contribution to fire.

A2 – Non flammable materials. No noticeable contribution to fire.

B – Flammable. Little or no contribution to fire.

C – Flammable. Limited contribution to fire.

D – Flammable. Contributes to fire.

E – Flammable. Major contribution to fire.

F – Flammable. Not within classes A1-E.

S1 – The material contribute little or insignificantly to the development of smoke.

d0 – The material do not create flaming particles or droplets when subjected to fire.