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FIREPLUG PROTECTION COVERS
 
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Protection Cover
Before fire (cut away section)
 
Protection Cover
After fire (cut away section)
 
Description
 
Downlighters are flexible & light weight and can be fitted from below or above the ceiling, they are ventilated to reduce heat build up in the light fitting.  Simple fixing method, can be fitted in seconds, no screws, drilling or support required.  Can be used in suspended, plasterboard ceilings.  Covers a wide range of mains and low voltage downlighters, for 30 and 60 minute fire rated ceilings.  Prevents fire from penetrating the ceiling's fire protection integrity.  When exposed to fire it provides a highly insulating, stable char and they are unaffected by moisture, and non toxic.  Once installed it is free from additional maintenance.
 
Action
 
The cover has been developed to provide maximum protection for holes created by the introduction of a downlighter and to allow for maximum ease of fitting.  In a fire situation, the cover expands internally to fill all the available space with a fire resistant highly insulating char.  The fire is unable to penetrate the hole and the cover is able to give additional insulation protection to the ceiling void by reducing the chance of heat build up and ignition of flammables, such as accumulated dust and insulation.
 
Performance
 
C.F.P.'s Fireplug Downlighter covers underwent a fire resistance test in a suspended ceiling employing the general procedures and criteria of BS476 Part 23: 1987. Date of test: 5th August 1999, integrity reached: 72 minutes, Certificate no: FE1/F99029, test house: Chiltern, and BS/EN 1365-2:2000 criteria at the BRE Laboratories, Boreham Wood.
 
Application
 
Downlighters in ceilings are widely used in commercial buildings.  Each ceiling is subject to fire regulations and, where applicable, the ceiling construction needs to be fire rated.  However, once a hole is made in the ceiling for a downlighter, the integrity of the construction and its ability to perform in a fire can be reduced significantly.  To combat this C.F.P., as part of its continuing development of passive fire protection solutions, has developed a downlighter fire protection cover.
 
Fireplug Downlighter Fire Protection Cover Fitting Sizes
 
Protection Cover Fitting Sizes
Protection Cover Fitting Sizes
+ Please note cut sizes will have to be fitted from above the ceiling.
 
Protection Cover Fitting Sizes
All dimensions in mm.
 
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FIREPLUG FF109 DOWNLIGHTER COVER
300 & 500mm diameters - for larger openings.
 

Downlighters in ceilings are widely used in public and commercial buildings. The ceilings are subject to fire regulations and, most will have to be fire rated.

However, once a hole is made in the ceiling for a downlighter, the integrity of the construction and its ability to perform in a fire can be reduced significantly.

To combat this FIREPLUG, has developed a downlighter protection cover.

 
Key Features & Benefits
 
  • Maintains the fire protection performance of the ceiling - preventing or delaying the spread of fire.
  • Cover is flexible and lightweight and can be fitted from above or below the ceiling.
  • Cover is ventilated to reduce heat build up.
  • Provides thermal and acoustic insulation.
  • Prevents combustible materials from coming into contact with hot downlighter - thus minimising fire risk.
  • Simple fixing method - can be fitted in seconds.
  • No screws, drilling or support required - saves money.
  • Available in sizes to fit a range of mains and low voltage downlighters.
  • Suitable for suspended, plasterboard and concrete ceilings.
  • Restores and maintains integrity of 30 & 60 minute fire rated ceilings.
  • Cost effective.
 
DOWNLIGHTER COVER
Before Fire (cut away section)
 
Downlighter cover after fire
After fire (cut away section)
 
Test Data
 

FIREPLUG FF109 Downlighter Covers are assessed for the following:

  • Suspended Ceiling and Timber, Steel or Concrete Beam/Joist protected by plasterboard.
    Assessment no.:CHILT/A02105
    Duration of effective protection: 60 minutes.

FIREPLUG FF109 Downlighter Cover has undergone fire resistance test:-

  • Suspended Ceiling: BS476 Part 23:1987.
    Duration of effective protection: 73 minutes (no failure).
    Certificate no.: FG8962/208217/BRE
 
The cover has been developed to provide maximum protection for holes created by the introduction of medium/large sized downlighters and to allow for maximum ease of fitting. In a fire situation, the cover expands internally to fill all the available space with a fire resistant highly insulating char. The fire is unable to penetrate the hole and the cover is able to give additional insulation protection to the ceiling void by reducing the chance of heat build up and the ignition of flammables, such as accumulated dust and insulation. The penetration in the ceiling also provides a path for air, thus creating drafts, the fitting of a FF109 cover reduces this problem.
 
Fitting Instructions
 
Step One

Flatten Cover
 

Step Two

Fold cover into quarters

Flatten Cover   Fold cover into quarters
 

Step Three

Feed cover through cut-out hole. Ensure cover has sprung back into its original shape and will sit centrally over fitting.

 

Step Four

Fit downlighter as normal with transformer outside the cover. Cables can be passed through the vent slots or tight fitting holes made in the cover.

Downlighter Cover   Downlighter Cover
 
NB. CEILING ACCESSORIES SHOULD BE FITTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH CEILING MANUFACTURERS RECOMMENDATIONS.
 
Fittings
 
Downlighter Sizes
All dimensions in mm
 
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Complete Fire Protection Ltd. Unit 2, Ferry Steps Industrial Eastate, Albert Road
St Philips, Bristol BS2 0XW Tel 0117 971 1917 Fax 0117 971 1727

 

 

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