In E-Bulletin 38

Products from TBA Firefly, including APOLLO 30/30 membrane have been used to create new fire barriers in a West Lothian warehouse building which is being converted to serve as a high bay storage facility.

Some 80 rolls of APOLLO were used to create a series of new fire breaks, sub-dividing the roof-space above the first floor office accommodation. One, for example, formed a 21m long, 3.5m high curtain, with TBA’s high temperature adhesive and special staples being used to hold the material in place and to seal joints. Lengths of TBA Firefly Collaroll were also used to wrap and protect penetrations for cable containment, pipework and purlins.

The APOLLO Lite 30/30 was developed for use in vertical separation or compartmentation situations. It offers 30 minutes of integrity and insulation, thereby exceeding the minimum requirements of the Building Regulations. It is widely specified to form compartments within roof voids and floor voids in many different property types, including tower blocks and other HMOs.

The non-rigid woven material is easy to cut and fix and is chemically treated to improve its cooling properties and therefore prevent temperatures rising in adjoining areas. The system has been fully tested to BS 476 Parts 6, 7, 20 & 22 and is third party certified by IFCC. The 6m long rolls of APOLLO Lite 30:30 have a minimum thickness of 6mm and are installed using special staples as well as heat resistant adhesive.