Intumescent coatings can provide an appearance similar to that of a paint finish, and at ambient temperatures they remain stable. However, in a fire situation, the increase in temperature causes a chemical reaction and the intumescent coating expands to many times its original thickness. This provides an insulating foam-like coating or ‘char’ which protects the substrate.
The intumescent coating is designed to insulate the steel, and prevent the temperature of the steel from rising to a critical point at which structural failure becomes possible. Once heat is applied to these products they expand significantly and this in turn provides an insulating layer between the heat source and the substrate. As with most protective measures the product is only as effective as its weakest point so the correct applica tion of these products is critical.
Intumescent coatings are typically used as passive fire protection in a variety of built environments and can be applied to numerous substrates. These include structural steel elements, timber, and plasterboard.
A large team of fully trained staff capable of applying both thick and thin film intumescent coatings to steel and other substrates, on commercial and industrial projects throughout New Zealand.
We use the latest technology for the application of Intumescent coating systems. No two projects are the same, so our practical knowledge that we have gained combined with our extensive range of spray equipment enable us to produce high quality and efficient work for any type of Intumescent project, no matter how complex.
Our thorough and in-depth experience of applying various Intumescent coatings in a number of different environments enable our skilled team to select the most appropriate spray equipment each and every time.
Our wide range of equipment consists of:
Our team is one of most experienced intumescent coatings teams throughout New Zealand:
Having a highly motivated team of expert Protective Coating Spray Applicators ensures each project is completed on time, on budget and to a high standard of workmanship. Our focus is on continual training and development for all of our team. Investing in our people is reflected by our reputation in the marketplace of carrying out our works safely and to the highest quality every time.