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The Mixing Bowl of Fire Pillows

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Fire pillows are conveniently durable, easy to install and ideal as a temporary fire stopping system. That being said, it is also a common system that is often non-compliant in many buildings. Some of the defects found include; unsuitable size of fire pillows within penetrations, two different types of manufacturer’s fire pillows used in the same hole, no mastic found when it is required with fire pillows and pillows not put back in place once additional cables have been installed.

 

 Incorrectly installed fire pillow in the wall 
   Foam used to seal gaps between fire pillows in a cable    and tray penetration
    Mixture of different manufacturer's pillows in a single   hole (some pillows incorrectly installed in the picture)  
   Fire pillows left on top of penetration after the installation

 of new cables

   Existing fire pillows fit penetration until the new cable

 was installed. 

   Cables filled penetration to a point where fire pillows

 could no longer fit. Holes still remain between cables.

   Continually upgrades and addition of cables left these

 fire pillows damaged.

   An example of a penetration where additional cables

 reduced the size of the hole not allowing existing fire
 pillows to be reinstalled.

 

 

Aldo Pena

Cert IV – Fire Technology | AMCA Accredited in Fire damper installation and certification Cert II – Asset Maintenance of Fire Protection Equipment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aldo Pena

Cert IV – Fire Technology | AMCA Accredited in Fire damper installation and certification

Cert II – Asset Maintenance of Fire Protection Equipment - See more at: http://www.passivefirst.com.au/passive-first-blog#sthash.QG8plSFK.dpuf

Aldo Pena

Cert IV – Fire Technology | AMCA Accredited in Fire damper installation and certification

Cert II – Asset Maintenance of Fire Protection Equipment - See more at: http://www.passivefirst.com.au/passive-first-blog#sthash.QG8plSFK.dpuf

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