Fire Protection and Life Safety System Design
Planning for fire protection involves an integrated approach to the selection of building components and overall system design. Drainage may not ordinarily seem to be an important consideration in the design and installation of fire protection systems, but disregard for drainage requirements and material composition can negatively impact final testing approvals; long-term maintenance and operation of these systems; and the life safety of a building's inhabitants.
Drainage trenches are open water management systems by design, but those same open elements can also inadvertently aid in the spread of a fire if not properly considered. Poorly designed trench systems can act as unintentional collection points and distribution paths for flammable liquids and heavier-than-air vapors.
In addition, employing the wrong component materials can magnify the potential for flame spread and smoke development. All of our polyester polymer concrete products carry the UL 723 Classified mark for Class A fire rating.
Additionally, an independent laboratory tested our polymer concrete for antimicrobial resistance, because ABT is dedicated to making products that maximize both the life cycle of our products and the life safety of the building occupants.
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