Ace up their sleeve


LIMITING the spread of smoke and fire is a key consideration for any building owner, and to ensure maximum protection, Kingspan Tarec® has unveiled the Kingspan Tarec® Kooltherm® FireSleeve, a slim solution which expands to several times its normal size in the event of fire, helping to seal service penetrations and can reinstate the original fire rating of a building element.

The Kooltherm® FireSleeve comprises an intumescent layer inside a stainless steel facing and is sealed at both ends with compressible rings. When exposed to high levels of heat, the intumescent swells and forms a hard char which closes any gaps between the pipework and the penetration edge. The product is particularly suited for use on fire rated constructions where inadequately sealed building service penetrations can act as a channel for smoke and flames.