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DECORATIVE INTUMESCENT PROTECTION FOR STRUCTURAL STEEL
 
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BROSTEEL - Thin Film Intumescent Coating (Water Based Emulsion)
The INTUSTEEL WB System
FLAMEGUARD - Solvent Based Top Coat

 
 

BROSTEEL

 

Brosteel is a smooth, thin film Intumescent Coating for the Fire Protection of Structural Steel and other substrates.

Due to its formulation, Brosteel does not require any specialist application skills and can be applied by brush or airless spray by any competent contractor.

Whilst Brosteel provides the base coat fire protection, the system is completed by overcoating with Bollom Flameguard, providing a colourful, decorative finish and protecting the Intumescent Coating from accidental damage.

 
Intumescent coating for structural steel
 
Colourful
 

Flameguard is available in both Gloss and Eggshell finishes.A wide range of colours are available which can be mixed via the Bollom Tinting System.

Application of Flameguard completes the decorative finish, protecting the Intumescent coating from moisture and accidental damage, also providing a wipe clean surface.

Where redecorating, only one further coat of Flameguard need be applied, choosing from our extensive range of colours and finishes.

Decorative Intumescent Coating
 
Cost Effective
 

Brosteel’s quick drying formulation ensures faster application and contract completion. It can be applied even in low temperatures, 5ºC and above, which is a major advantage.

Conventional Intumescent Coatings may require much higher drying temperatures. Brosteel is highly economical and cost effective when compared to other Fire Protective systems. It can be applied at any stage during completion of the building, with minimum interference to other trades.

The Brosteel system saves valuable time and cost on site.

  • Faster drying times.
  • No specialist application skills required.
  • Easy to apply by brush or airless spray.
  • Available Ex-stock.
 
Fully Tested
 
All of The Bollom Group’s range of Flame Retardant Paints and Intumescent Coatings have been fully fire tested to BS476: parts 6, 7 and 21.
 
Intumescent for Steel
 
Safety
 
We would advise that the normal handling and ventilation precautions for solvent/water based paints should be observed during application of Brosteel and Flameguard. Please refer to Health and Safety data sheets prior to commencing work.
 
Certified
 
A feature of Bollom’s Brosteel Protection is our Certificate of Supply.When completed by the Contractor, it confirms the correct materials have been both supplied and applied. Copies of the certificate can be sent to the local Authority, Contractor and Architect.
 
Surface Preparation
 

Ensure that previously primed surfaces are clean from grease. Unprimed steelwork should be cleaned to BS7079: Part1 SA21/2, dry and free from oil and grease. Prime with Bollom Zinc Phosphate primer or a similar good quality primer.

Galvanised surfaces should be de-greased and primed with Bollom 2 Pack Etch Primer or similar good quality primer.

 
Site Conditions
 

Brosteel should be applied only where the building temperature is 5ºC or above, and must be maintained during the application and drying periods.

The relative humidity should be below 75% throughout the application and drying periods. Brosteel is unsuitable for external structural steelwork. Its unique and easy to apply formulation was developed for application to internal steel structures which are weather protected.

Brosteel should only be applied when the metal temperature is 3ºC or more, above dew point.

 
Technical Data
 
 
Application
 
Brosteel Application
 

The Brosteel system can be applied by brush or airless spray.All application equipment should be cleaned immediately after use with the appropriate cleaner.

Bollom’s wet film thickness gauge should be used during each applied coat to be sure the correct loadings have been applied at the specified rate.

Spray Equipment – We recommend the Graco Ultra Max 1095 airless unit, or equivalent.

For technical advice on spraying techniques, and for sales and hire rates for spray equipment, please contact Bollom Spray Division on (020) 8658 2299.

 
How to Specify the Brosteel System
 

Apply Brosteel to a total loading sufficient to achieve half hour/one hour fire protection to structural steelwork, previously primed with Bollom primer, or a similarly good quality primer, in good condition.

After an application of Brosteel, apply a single coat of Flameguard overcoat.Application to be carried out with full recommendation of Bollom Fire Protection.

For a full specification for Brosteel please refer to the Bollom Fire Protection technical sales department.

 
Intumescent Protection for Structural Steel and other Substrates
 
 

THE INTUSTEEL WB SYSTEM - DECORATIVE INTUMESCENT PROTECTION FOR STRUCTURAL STEEL

 
Bollom Intusteel WB has been developed to meet the requirements of today’s highly competitive markets. A combination of low film thickness data and competitive pricing makes it the easy choice of product specification for the contractor or applicator.
 
Intumescent
 
When exposed to intense heat, Intusteel WB softens and expands to form a carbon foam layer which insulates and protects the structure from intense heat.
 
Intusteel WB This extends the time taken for the steel to reach its critical failure point and thus gives the fire services valuable extra time to extinguish the fire.
 
Decorative
 
Intusteel WB provides a highly decorative, smooth, thin film protective system which enhances the visual effect of the steel profile as part of the overall design concept.
Intumescent Protection for Steel
 
Colourful
 
Decorative intumescent coating for steel

The Intusteel WB system is completed by overcoating with Flameguard Top Seal to provide a highly decorative, colourful finish.

Available in both Gloss and Eggshell finishes with a wide range of colours from the Bollom in-house tinting system.

When redecorating, additional coats of Flameguard should be used to maintain the system integrity.

 
Cost Effective
 

Intusteel WB provides a cost effective solution for the fire protection of structural steel. Due to the low film thickness required to achieve the desired fire rating, contractors and applicators require less wet material and fewer coats.This results in a faster and cheaper solution to your fire protection needs.

The Intusteel WB system saves time and money on site:-

  • Ease of application.
  • Low film thickness.
  • Reduction in application time.
  • Water based formulation.
  • Technical support.
  • Calculation service.
 
Fully Tested
 

All of The Bollom Group’s range of Flame Retardant Paints and Intumescent Coatings have been fully fire tested and conform to current Building Regulations.

These include British Standards:
BS476 Part 6 - Fire Propagation
BS476 Part 7 - Surface Spread of flame
BS476 Part 21 - Fire Resistance to Structural Steel.

 
Safety
 
We would advise that the normal handling and ventilation precautions for solvent/water based paints should be observed during application of Intusteel WB and Flameguard. Please refer to Health and Safety data sheets prior to commencing work.
 
Certified
 
A feature of Bollom’s Intusteel WB Protection is our Certificate of Supply.When completed by the Contractor, it confirms the correct materials have been both supplied and applied. Copies of the certificate can be sent to the Local Authority, Contractor and Architect.
 
Steel Preparation
 

Intusteel WB can be applied over previously primed surfaces that have been suitably prepared. Remove grease, oil, paint coatings and any other contaminates. Surfaces should be blast cleaned to a minimum standard of cleanliness SA21/2 as defined in BS7079 Part 1: 1989 to a surface profile not exceeding 100 microns.

A suitable approved primer must be applied within 4 hours of blasting or before the surface has re-rusted.

 
Primer System
 
The following primer types have been tested and approved for use with Intusteel WB for half hour and one hour ratings.
 
Primer Types
 
Site Conditions
 

Intusteel WB should be applied only where the building temperature is 5ºC or above, and the relative humidity is below 75% throughout the application and drying periods. Intusteel WB must only be applied when the metal temperature is 3ºC or more, above dew point.

Intusteel WB is unsuitable for external structural steelwork. It should be used on internal steel structures that are weather protected.

 
Refurbishment
 
Existing steelwork will usually have been treated with a coating system. Existing coatings should be removed by blast cleaning to a minimum standard of cleanliness SA21/2 as defined in BS7079 Part 1 : 1989.A suitable approved primer should be applied within 4 hours or before surface has re-rusted.
 
Application
 

Intusteel WB can be applied by airless spray, brush or roller.

Airless spray is the recommended method of application. It is particularly cost effective, as one coat of Intusteel WB will provide the required fire resistance for many sections.

 
Application
 
Intusteel WB Application Rates
 

Airless Spray Application
Intusteel WB may be applied up to a maximum wet loading of 1000 microns (1 litre / m2) in a single coat. During application it is essential to measure the wet film thickness frequently to ensure the required thickness is achieved. Where the final surface finish is required to be of a high standard,multiple coats should be applied to achieve the specified dry film thickness.

Brush Application
Brush or roller application will normally require more coats. The maximum wet loading per coat is 500 microns (1/2 litre / m2).

Application Control
Wet film thickness can be measured using a wet film thickness gauge.To calculate the required number of spray, brush or roller applications, consult the film thickness data chart. Check dry film thickness before applying Top Seal.

Intusteel WB Top Seal
The Intusteel WB system is completed by overcoating with Flameguard Top Seal providing a highly decorative colourful finish and protecting the intumescent coating from accidental damage.

 
Technical Data
 
 
PLEASE NOTE: Drying times stated above may change depending on site conditions when applied.
 
Film Thickness Data
 
Film Thickness Data
 
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FLAMEGUARD - FLAME RETARDANT PAINT FOR STEEL (SOLVENT BASED TOP COAT)
 

A comprehensive range of flame retardant paints which enables the designer to maintain the overalldecorative theme yet satisfy today’s building regulations for fire protection.

Flameguard paints are formulated to be as easy to use as conventional paints providing a high quality durable finish.

Conventional paint systems, when subjected to high temperatures, will break down and encourage fire spread. However, when the substrate is treated with Flameguard paints, fire spread is severely checked or even prevented.

 
Decorative Fire Protection
 

Flameguard Decorative Finishes
A full range of finishes - Gloss and Eggshell oil based paints, Matt and Vinyl Sheen Emulsion,Water Based Acrylic Gloss and Eggshell paints.

Flameguard Colour Range
Available in the full BS4800, RAL 840HR and NCS 1&2 colour range in most finishes.

Combustible Surfaces
Flameguard will upgrade, (when used with our Broflame Intumescent Emulsion) combustible surfaces to provide Class 1 and Class 0 fire ratings.

Previously Painted Surfaces
Flameguard paints can provide Class 1 and Class 0 ratings on previously painted
non-combustible surfaces and, if used in conjunction with Broflame Intumescent Emulsion, can upgrade previously painted combustible surfaces to Class 1 and Class 0.

 
How to Specify Flamegurad's Flame Retardant Paints
 

Flameguard paints are formulated so that in the presence of heat a non combustible gas is evolved which effectively blankets the flame, preventing or severely limiting flame spread.

Flameguard Matt Emulsion
Flameguard Matt Emulsion is quickly and easily applied. Its fast drying formulation and alkali resistant coloured pigments make it particularly suitable for internal wall surfaces and ceilings where a tough, washable hard wearing finish is essential.

Flameguard Vinyl Sheen Emulsion
Flameguard Vinyl Sheen Emulsion provides a high quality decorative finish which has a luxurious silk sheen. Based on a special vinyl resin it is particularly suitable for internal wall surfaces and ceilings where a tough, washable hard wearing finish is essential.

Flameguard Eggshell
Flameguard Eggshell provides a high class, hard wearing satin finish which is washable and highly resistant to condensation and humidity. It is particularly suitable for interior use on wall surfaces in public buildings, factories and schools.

Flameguard Undercoat
Flameguard Undercoat is a high quality Undercoat specially formulated for use under Flameguard Gloss and Eggshell. It has excellent obliteration and maximum holdup as well as good flow and is easy to apply.

Flameguard Gloss
An exceptionally hard wearing decorative protective finish. Flameguard Gloss is formulated for maximum flow, film build and colour retention, which dries to a full brilliant gloss finish. It is suitable for exterior as well as interior applications.

Flameguard Water Based Acrylic Primer/Undercoat
An exceptionally hard wearing decorative protective finish. Flameguard Gloss is formulated for maximum flow, film build and colour retention, which dries to a full brilliant gloss finish. It is suitable for exterior as well as interior applications.

Flameguard Water Based Acrylic Gloss and Eggshell
For application to all suitably primed interior surfaces to reduce flame spread and increase public safety. Ideal for areas in hospitals, food preparation and commercial premises where low odour paints are required.

 
How to Apply Flame Retardant Paints
 
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Combustible Surfaces
 
Combustible Surfaces
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Non-Combustible Surfaces
 
Non-Combustible Surfaces
 
Fire Test Data
 
 
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