Passive fire protection is one of the components of a fire safety strategy.
It is built into every building structure to protect people’s lives.
It in turn limits the financial impact of the damage to the buildings and their contents.
How is this achieved?
- By Limiting the spread of fire and smoke by containing it in a single compartment.
- By Protecting escape routes for essential means of escape.
- By Protecting the building structure thereby ensuring its sustainability
Passive Fire Protection is built into the structure to provide stability in walls, ceilings, and floors to separate the building into areas of manageable risk called compartments. This process is known as compartmentation. These areas are designed to restrict the growth and spread of fire allowing occupants to escape and offering protection for firefighters. Such protection is either provided by the materials.