Kemwell Tecbor & Tecwool
Fire Protection Systems
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Kemwell Tecbor® and Tecwool® F Structural Steel Protection
A fire protection board system and range of spray systems to meet the stringent requirements of the multi-storey commercial and industrial steel framed market
Steel structures are used for building purposes worldwide. One of the main advantages is that they have great resistance per weight unit, which provides them with huge versatility and the possibility of creating complex yet light structures.
However, the thermal conductivity of steel represents a disadvantage. Therefore, in the event of a fire, the gradual increases in temperature plus steel high heat transmission result in a substantial reduction of the structure’s bearing capacity and mechanical resistance. The resistance and elastic limit are modified above 250°C, and above roughly 500°C the drop in resistance is significant enough not to support its design capacity.
Several tests with Kemwell Tecbor® have been performed pursuant to standard EN 13381-4 to determine the board’s fire protection properties when applied to steel structural elements such as beams, columns or tension elements. Kemwell Tecbor® has been tested to cover a great variety of steel profiles characterised by their section factors. Likewise, it has been tested for several standard specified design temperatures.
You can specify Kemwell Tecbor with confidence.
- Commercial offices
- Multi-storey car parks
- Retail and leisure
- Column encasement
- Beam encasement
- Wind posts
- Cellular beams
- Castellated sections
What sizes are available?
10, 12, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 40mm
2300 x 1220mm
Thickness: +/- 5mm
Width: +/- 5mm
Length: +/- 0.3mm
Diagonal +/- 5mm
Boards manufactured in accordance with:
- ISO 9001:2008 Standard Quality Management Systems
- ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management Systems
Kemwell Tecwool® F Cementitious Spray
Kemwell Tecwool® F is a rock wool and cementitious spray specifically engineered for fire protection of all types of building structures and faces. It can be used with Kemwell Tecbor Board systems.
Kemwell Tecwool® F has been tested in laboratories and is certified by ENAC or similar to UNE, EN and ASTM or standards. Likewise, real scale tests have been performed in tunnels under particularly limiting conditions such as American UL curve.
A1 classified as per EN standard, designed to achieve fire protection up to El 240.
Kemwell Tecbor® boards will not deteriorate when used in damp or humid conditions and will not encourage mould growth. The boards are also rot proof. Performance characteristics are not degraded by age or moisture.
Acoustic Performance and Insulation
Kemwell Tecbor® boards have high thermal insulation.
Edges of boards can be squared or tapered and the boards are quick and easy to assemble.
Tecbor A and B finish can be left as a standalone or can be painted if required. Edges of boards can be squared or tapered.
Kemwell Tecbor® boards are strong and robust. System performance is unaffected by the hazards and condition of the working environment.
Kemwell Tecbor® boards remain unaffected by rodent, termite and insect attack.