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Fireproofing

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Fireproof Insulation

Spray Applied Fireproof Insulation

Cementitious Fireproofing

Monokote Insulation

Monokote Fireproofing

Van Island Insulation knows that home and business owners need a quality product that is designed to protect and retain its value for years to come, which is why we’re pleased to offer monokote. Monokote is distinguished from other fireproofing solutions by its superior efficacy and application simplicity. Installing our spray-applied, mill-mixed, single-component fire-resistant plasters is effortless and will save you time and effort. By spraying the Monokote fireproof coating onto steel and concrete, you can create a barrier resistant to even the most intense flames.
Cementitious Insulation

HiBAR Spray-Applied Fire Resistant Material

Semi-cemetitious fireproofing is available with HiBAR. 

The principal application of HiBAR is to increase the fire resistance rating of metal building substrates. It specializes in spray-applied fireproofing for rigid structural components like steel joists, beams, columns, floor/ceiling assemblies, and exterior or partition wall units. By utilizing HiBAR, you can increase the fire resistance of these essential components, ensuring your structures’ safety and durability.

FeaturesMonokote InsulationHiBAR Insulation
Application TypeSingle component, spray-applied, mill-mixedSemi-cementitious spray-applied
Fire ProtectionProvides fire protection for steel and concrete substratesEnhances fire endurance of metal building substrates
Bonding StrengthBonds tightly to steel and concrete substratesProvides added thermal resistance and acoustical control
Surface FinishUniform, durable material that does not spall, dust, or flakeAttractive off-white color with textured surface
Heat Transfer BarrierActs as a barrier against heat transfer from fire source to the substrateEnhances thermal insulation in various building assemblies
Cooling EffectThe binder releases water or crystallization, providing a cooling action to the substrateSuitable for use in ceilings and upper walls as spray-applied acoustical treatment
ApplicationSuitable for structural steel members, fluted decking, most steel, and concrete substratesEnhances fire endurance of metal building substrates, prefabricated metal buildings, corrugated metal roof assemblies, the underside of concrete slabs, and masonry or metal wall assemblies
BenefitsHassle-free installation, long-lasting performance, does not spall, dust, or flakeQuick and economical application, enhances fire resistance and thermal insulation, reduces noise levels
Color/FinishAttractive off-white color with textured surface
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Fireproofing Insulation FAQ

What are the key advantages of using fireproofing insulation in buildings?

Using insulation that is resistant to fire has many significant benefits. For starters, it improves buildings’ resistance to fire. Fireproof insulation serves as a barrier to flames and heat, allowing people more time to safely exit a building and reducing the severity of any damage. One more perk is less energy waste. Insulation treated to resist fire can better insulate a building, lowering heating and cooling costs. There may be financial benefits and improved quality of life at home. In addition to its primary function, fireproof insulation can provide acoustical control by dampening sound waves as they travel through a structure. This can be a great benefit in places where maintaining a peaceful atmosphere is essential, such as workplaces, educational institutions, and private homes. Different kinds of fireproof insulation offer architects and builders more leeway in meeting specific requirements. Its flexibility and adaptability to various architectural styles come from its use of multiple building materials and structures. Fireproof insulation aids in achieving safety standards by satisfying prerequisites and building codes. As a result, property owners and tenants may rest easy knowing that their buildings are safe from fire.

How does fireproofing insulation prevent the spread of flames and heat within a building?

Fireproof insulation is essential for stopping fires and keeping temperatures down inside a structure. It serves as a firewall, preventing the spread of fire and lessening its destructive potential on the building. Fireproof insulation is made to withstand tremendous heat and protect against scorching flames. Water or other fire-retardant ingredients are released chemically when subjected to flames, and this response helps to cool the area and put out the fire, limiting the damage to the structure. In addition to its resistance to fire, fireproof insulation also acts as an insulator. As an insulator, it prevents heat from transferring from one location to another. It limits the spread of fire to flammable materials or weak points in the building by reducing the rate at which heat may travel. This insulation keeps the fire from spreading and doing any more harm than it already has. Fireproof insulation also forms a barrier over vulnerable areas like steel joists and plasterboard. This coating protects the components underneath from heat and flames. It buys precious time for inhabitants to leave and for firefighters to have the upper hand by delaying the rate at which the supporting structures heat up to dangerous levels.

What is the curing process of Monokote Fireproof Insulation, and what is the resulting color and surface texture after it cures?

After being applied, Monokote Fireproof Insulation requires a period known as the curing phase for the material to completely dry out and become rigid. After being sprayed, Monokote goes through a chemical reaction that causes it to solidify and transform into a long-lasting coating resistant to fire. The precise length of time required to cure can change based on variables such as temperature and humidity. When Monokote Fireproof Insulation has completed its curing process, the material often takes on an off-white hue. This color appeals to the eye and works well with various architectural styles. The use of Monokote results in a surface texture that is pleasantly textured, which adds aesthetic value to the areas that are protected. This surface’s granular texture contributes to the material’s increased durability and resistance to spalling, dusting, and flaking. Once it has been cured, the monocoque fireproof insulation gives a consistent and durable finish, assuring a level of protection against fire threats that is long-lasting. Its an off-white color and rough surface contribute to the overall appearance of the covered structures, offering increased fire resistance and an excellent visual finish. In addition, these characteristics contribute to the fact that the product is environmentally friendly.

Are there specific fire rating standards or certifications that both Monokote Fireproof Insulation and HiBar Fireproof Insulation meet or exceed?

Both the Monokote Fireproof Insulation and the HiBar Fireproof Insulation fulfill or surpass the requirements of particular fire rating standards and certifications, ensuring they are reliable and effective in providing fire protection. ASTM E119 is a standard for fire ratings that are generally known and respected. The ability of building materials and components to withstand fire is evaluated according to this standard. Testing has been done under ASTM E119, and both Monokote and HiBar have attained fire ratings that either meet or exceed the requirements set out in the standard. These fire ratings show the length of time that the insulation can endure being exposed to fire without failing, which provides essential time for evacuating the building and putting out the fire. In addition to meeting the requirements of ASTM E119, both goods may also comply with other applicable fire safety standards, such as certificates from Underwriters Laboratories (UL). A well-known organization that performs stringent testing and evaluation of fire resistance and performance for various products is called UL. Monokote. HiBar has demonstrated that they comply with strict regulations concerning fire safety by earning certifications from UL. It is essential to be aware that the precise fire rating standards and certifications may change per the application they are intended for and the local building codes. Therefore, it is advisable to study the manufacturer’s paperwork or contact them directly for specific information on the fire rating requirements and certifications that apply to Monokote Fireproof Insulation and HiBar Fireproof Insulation in your region. This can be done to acquire the most up-to-date and accurate information possible.

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