How do fire retardants work? A great thing about using a fire retardant spray or paint is that they are safe to apply. You have the protection that you need; without increasing the risk of other dangers. They are not toxic and they are easy to apply, helping you to take advantage of them in a simple, safe and straightforward manner.
When you use fire protection coatings, you can protect the entire structure from fire. This can help contain a fire in one small area and prevent it from spreading to other parts of the structure. If the fire is able to move around freely, and there’s nothing to stop it, then the home or business is going to be lost. The protective coating can significantly slow the fire down to prevent further damage until fire crews can arrive on scene to put out the blaze.
There are a number of ways in which the self-sustaining combustion cycle can be interrupted. Whatever the method used, the end goal is to reduce the rate of heat transfer to the polymer and thus remove the fuel supply.
In total there are four processes involved in flammability: preheating, decomposition, ignition and combustion/propagation. Preheating involves heating of the material by means of an external source, which raises the temperature of the material at a rate which is dependent upon the thermal intensity of the ignition source, the thermal conductivity of the material, the specific heat of the material, and the latent heat of fusion and vaporization of the material. When sufficiently heated, the material begins to degrade, i.e. it loses its original properties as the weakest bonds begin to break down.
Gaseous combustion products are formed, the rate being dependent upon such factors as intensity of external heat, temperature required for decomposition, and rate of decomposition. The concentration of flammable gases subsequently increases until it reaches a level that allows for sustained oxidation in the presence of the ignition source. The ignition characteristics of the gas and the availability of oxygen are two important variables in any ignition process, and those characteristics are prevalent in this scenario.
After ignition and removal of the ignition source, combustion becomes self-propagating if sufficient heat is generated and is radiated back to the material to continue the decomposition process. The combustion process is governed by such variables as rate of heat generation, rate of heat transfer to the surface, surface area, and rates of decomposition.
Flameproofing, therefore, can be achieved by eliminating (or improved by retarding) any one of these variables. A flame retardant should inhibit or even suppress the combustion process. Depending on their nature, flame retardants can act chemically and/or physically in the solid, liquid or gas phases. They interfere with combustion during a particular stage of this process, i.e. during heating, decomposition, ignition or flame spread.
There are several options available. Regardless of what you have, you should be able to find something that will adequately protect it. There are a number of options you can choose from including everything from wood to steel fireproofing, thus making it possible to protect many different rooms in many different types of buildings. This is incredibly important for high risk buildings, such as businesses that deal with troublesome and dangerous equipment. You will be able to work, live, and do everything without worrying about whether there will be a fire or if it will claim everything you own. Your building will be much safer thanks to the work of flame retardant spray and paints.
By using these products, you can greatly increase the safety of your home or business. They are applied easily and the outcome is of utmost importance to you. Considering how damaging and dangerous a fire can be, you are going to want to use flame retardant spray and paints. Since they can be used on various types of materials, like wood and steel, you will be able to make use of them easily. They control the fire and reduce the chance of it spreading. This can literally save lives and a lot of money, helping everyone to get out of this with more than they would have had otherwise.
Many people perish in fires because there was simply not enough time for them to get out. A fire can move quickly, but with fire protection sprays and paints, the fire will move at a slower rate. This can allow people to get out of the business or the home before the fire destroys the entire structure. In a fire; you literally have only seconds to get out.