Advanced Marine Preservation specializes in industrial and marine structure intumescent coating and other fireproofing structural fireproof applications. These coatings have come a long way in promoting building and vessel safety as well as reducing structural damage during a fire.
What Are Intumescent Coatings?
Intumescent fireproof coating refers to the application of a thin-film colored treated coating that allows structural steel, for example, to remain as an exposed steel finish. However, in the event of a fire, it changes its state when exposed to excessive heat to expand to slow the penetration of heat to the core steel structure. This allows for a longer period of time to fight the blaze before it affects the structural stability underneath the coating. These coatings are either water or solvent-based expanding up to 25 times their original thickness and are designed to provide a wide range of fire protection from 30 to 120 minutes.
Steel is not the only surface intumescent coatings can be applied to. There are a wide range of fireproof coatings developed specifically for protecting drywall, concrete – cement – cinder block walls and even wood.
Intumescent coatings also fight corrosion as much as most other industrial grade protective coatings with the only difference being that it’s thickness id much greater than traditional coatings with their ability to swell as a by-product of the thickness. Fireproof coatings should only be applied at completion of construction of a structure.
Popular Intumescent Coating Product Specs:
Benefits of Intumescent Fireproof Coatings:
Used on both interior and exterior of building
Easily applied to existing structures
Ideal for both commercial and industrial applications
Applied to a variety of surfaces, from doors to steel structures
Intumescent coatings are applied in the same manner as paint and do not take up much space
Intumescent coatings are very easy to clean and maintain.
Intumescent coatings do not produce dust.
Intumescent coatings leave the steel structure and beams exposed, which can be a desirable design choice.