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American Tech Supply is a national Firestop distributor and firestop supplier and carries a complete line of Firestop Products and Fire Stop Protection products. Our complete line of firestop fire protection products helps stop the spread of fire, smoke and toxic fumes. Our firestop fire protection produsts are easy to install and are approved for a wide variety of firestop applications by Underwriter’s Laboratories. Total passive firestop and ‘fire’ protection cannot be achieved with the use of a singular
Firestop and Firestopping is an integral part of fire protection engineering. Firestop systems protect against the passage of flames, deadly gases and toxic smoke through openings that are created for penetrations, joints and gaps in fire-resistive walls, floors and floor/ceiling assemblies. The integrity of fire-rated assemblies is restored by firestop systems. Building codes require third-party tested systems to be installed whenever fire-rated construction is compromised by such openings.
Firestop and Firestopping is an integral part of fire protection engineering in all commercial buildings and are required by law in most states to satisfy mandated laws for commercial building fire protection. Firestop systems protect against the passage of flames, deadly gases and toxic smoke through openings that are created for penetrations, joints and gaps in fire-resistive walls, floors and floor/ceiling assemblies. The integrity of fire-rated assemblies is restored by firestop systems. Building codes require third-party tested systems to be installed whenever fire-rated construction is compromised by such openings.
What is meant by “active” and “passive” fire protection?
Active fire suppression includes mechanical systems such as sprinklers, that are designed to extinguish fires after they have started. Passive fire protection functions to contain fires within the areas in which they start, preventing loss of life by preventing the products of combustion (smoke, hot gasses and flames) from spreading throughout a building.
Why is “passive” fire protection necessary?
Fire is a dangerous enough phenomenon that redundancy in fire protection is necessary. Having passive protection in place helps assure building occupants that there will be time to exit before gasses, fire and smoke spread throughout the building. If active systems fail, as they often do, then there is still a passive system in place for life safety.
It is the use of many products designed for specific firestop applications that
Construction joints must be sealed with joint systems, which will impart a fire resistance at least equal to those of the adjacent constructions so that overall fire resistance is not compromised.
Fire resistive joint systems are used in building construction to seal joints, and must be of the same or greater fire resistance (temperature) rating as the wall or floor containing the opening which they are designed to protect. Perimeter joint systems are most often used to seal a clearance separation between curtain walls and floors. They are designed to accommodate various movements induced
Our manufacturer partners have been creating innovative firestop systems for more than 25 years. Our complete line of fire protection products helps stop the spread of fire, smoke and toxic fumes. They’re easy to install and are approved for a wide variety of firestop applications including but not all: Underwriter’s Laboratories, Factory Mutual and Omega Point Laboratories. American Tech Supply as a distributor can provide fully tested systems to firestop all of these scenarios:
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CT 120 Cable Transits– Designed for single or multiple cables-easy to install and alter cabling-use in floats & walks-including drywall
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Abesco CT120 Cable Transits are designed to prevent the spread of fire from one compartment to another where electrical, data, and communication cables penetrate through separating walls and floors.
Abesco CT120 Cable Transits consist of a square section steel sleeve, which contains the heat reactive intumescent material. The unit has an integral hinged top which provides an easy retro-fit option where cables are pre-installed. Abesco CT Mounting Plates provide a quick and easy method of installing single or multiple CT120 Cable Transits. even in drywall partitions.
WHY USE ABESCO CT120 CABLE TRANSITS?
WHERE DO I USE ABESCO CT120 CABLE TRANSITS?
Abesco CT120 Cable Transits are suitable for use in any building where electrical, data, or communication cables penetrate through fire rated compartment floors and walls, including drywall.
Typical types of buildings where Abesco CT120 Cable Transits are commonly used are :
Banking and finance buildings, data processing centers, TV and media studios, apartment buildings, hotels, office buildings, hospitals, airports, retail centers etc.
When exposed to the heat of a fire, the graphite based intumescent material contained in the Abesco CT120 Cable Transits expands rapidly to close and seal the inside of the sleeve, preventing the spread of fire from one compartment to another.
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Abesco supply a wide range of Firestop products which provide the specifier, engineer and contractor with cost effective solutions to most passive fire protection problems experienced on todays construction projects.
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