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FBL-100, Fire Rated Timber Penetration System
Description

Tech Coatings newly tested system, combining our FBL-100 with BOSS Firemastic HPE, fire rates timber penetrating fire walls in new or existing buildings.

Key Features
  • Tested to AS 1530.4:2014 on 90mm x 45mm timber
  • Can be used on timber of a greater cross-sectional size than 90mm x 45mm
  • Can be used on timber denser than radiata pine
  • Fast, cost-effective installation
  • Easy single component thin film application
  • Airless spray, brush or roller application
  • Durable, low maintenance
  • Can be top-coated with a high quality waterborne enamel

FBL-100 Intumescent Coating System

FBL-100 is a Halogen Free, Low VOC, Acrylic Co-Polymer Latex thin film Intumescent Coating System especially designed for interior passive fire protection of multiple substrates that will be exposed to view. This hard, durable, abrasion resistant product has a smooth, white aesthetic finish that is perfect for upgrading the Fire Resistance Rating of mutiple different substrates in existing or new building stock.

FBL-100 Intumescent Coating System
Colour:  White 
Specific gravity:  7.5-8.5
PH range:  7.5-8.5
Weight/Litre:  1.38kg
Volume solids:  68% (+/- 2%)
Weight solids:  70% (+/- 2%)
Viscosity:  1800cP (+/- 5000cp)
Low VOC:  19g/L
Adhesion-strength:   400psi
Shore D hardness:  77 (extra hard)
Scrub-resistance  35 cycles


BOSS Firemastic HPE

FireMastic-HPE is a graphite-based, thixotropic, one-part acrylic emulsion that is designed to resist the passage of fire and smoke. Under heat, FireMastic-HPE will expand with enough pressure to close PVC pipes and seal around cables and metal pipes to maintain the integrity and insulation performance of the seal, yet without placing any unnecessary pressure on the building substrate.

  • High pressure 40x expansion rate
  • Closes down PVC and Rehau pipes
  • 2 hours fire rating on cables and pipes
  • Approved to be use on Armaflex lagging
  • Approved on masonry, Hebel and plasterboard
Categories / Ranges
Intumescent Coatings
NZ-Owned Business
NZ-Owned Business
Scope of Use
  • FBL-100 has been tested as per NZBC C/AS2 -C/AS6 Appendix C, for interior use only, as part of a providing a 'Fire Resistance Rating' (FRR) of up to 60/60/60 on either:
    • Timber (or better) framed walls exposed to fire from either or both sides (two-way FRR), or exposed to fire from the coated side (one way FRR)
    • Timber framed (or better) floor/ceiling systems exposed to fire from below in residential, commercial or industrial buildings on 13mm Standard Plasterboard
  • FBL-100 has been tested as per NZBC C/VM2 Appendix A and can be used to prevent spread of fire on interior wall or ceiling substrates. It achieves Group 2-S on Type 1 (most reactive) as per C/VM2 A1.6, Table A2
  • FBL-100 can be applied over existing pre-painted surfaces
  • FBL-100 can be applied on new or existing substrates, subject to fixing pattern (refer to TCNZ for further instruction)
  • FBL-100 can be applied to structural timber works and can also be used to protect internal load bearing wood from fire, therefore reducing cross-sectional area requirements, or omitting the use of encapsulating board
  • For the purpose of defining the 'Level of finish' for pre-application of FBL-100
    • The surface that is to be coated must be finished to minimum Level 4, (AS/NZS 2589)
  • For the purpose of defining the 'Level of Finish' for post-application of FBL-100
    • Once FBL-100 has been applied, it achieves an indicative Level 4 for walls and ceilings, although the finish level will be as per the sample provided by the 'TCNZ Certified Applicator'
  • FBL-100 has been tested to be used on building materials and building practices used in projects designed and built on and after 1995
  • For the purpose of defining the classification of 'Interior Environments' that FBL-100 may be used in, is as per AS/NZS 2311.1 — Section 2, Table 2.1:
    • FBL-100 may be used in Category C1 (Very Low) and C2 (Low) environments
Limitations on Use
  • Only a trained and certified applicator, that has undertaken the certified training program to ensure that FBL-100 will be applied as per the strict requirements set out in the current version of Tech Coatings NZ Limited 'Technical Application Manual, Interior Substrates' will be allowed to apply the ICS.
  • Tech Coatings NZ Limited is not responsible for determining the suitability of FBL-100 to substrates other than those that we have tested.
  • No substitutions are permitted
  • FBL-100 must not be applied when ambient temperature or substrate temperature is <10°c or >35°c, or when relative humidity is above 80%. If these environmental conditions are likely to be exceeded during the project then temporary protection must be provided to maintain the environmental conditions within range for 24 hours before, during, and for 24 hours after application of FBL-100.
  • Ventilate building spaces during and after application of FBL-100 by use of natural means or, if they are inadequate, forced-air circulation until FBL-100is fully cured (use of dehumidifiers may be required to control relative humidity during and after application)
  • For new interior substrates it is recommended that a sealer coat, such as but not limited to Resene Broadwall 3n1, be used to stop moisture from seeping through from the unprotected side. The moisture content of any substrate must not exceed 15%
  • For all existing substrates that are painted, it is a requirement that the paint condition is of a sound adhered quality, not peeling, flaking, powdering prior to the application of the FBL-100, Refer to: AS-NZS 2311:2017, Section 7. If the painted surface of existing substrate cannot be guaranteed then a suitable tie in coat/sealer coat must be used.
  • FBL-100 must be top coated with a high-quality interior or exterior waterborne enamel, such as but not limited to 'Resene SpaceCote'
  • H2O will affect the performance of FBL-100, therefore FBL-100 must be protected from any moisture or liquids
  • FBL-100 must not be subjected to any indirect or direct heat source greater than 80°c
  • FBL-100 must be maintained or repaired as per 'Tech Coatings Technical Application Manual, Interior Substrates'
  • For the purpose of defining the classification of 'Interior Environments' that FBL-100 cannot be used in, is as per AS/NZS 2311.1 — Section 2, Table 2.1,
  • FBL-100 must not be used in Category C3 (Medium), C4 (High) and C5 (Very High) 'Interior Environments'
  • Where two or more fire rated performance systems meet or create a junction refer to 'Tech Coatings Technical Application Manual, Interior substrates' Any change of design and use of application is subject to the following;
    • No unauthorised penetration or fixings are permitted
    • No furniture allowed within a 50mm distance of the FBL-100 coated substrate
Statement of Building Code Compliance

NZBC B — Durability

  • B2.3.1 Performance — Building elements must, with only normal maintenance, continue to satisfy the performance requirements of this code for the lesser of the specified intended life of the building, if stated, or (c) 5 years if:
    • (i) The building elements (including services, linings, renewable protective coatings, and fixtures) are easy to access and replace, and
    • (ii) Failure of those building elements to comply with the building code would be easily detected during normal use of the building

NZBC C — Protection from Fire

  • FBL-100 has been tested and assessed to:
    • AS 1530.4:2014 — Methods for fire tests on building materials, components and structures: Fire resistance tests for elements of construction; and
    • ISO 9705:1993 — Fire Test: Full-scale room test for surface products
  • As per the following:
    • Appendix C (normative) Test Methods of any of the NZBC – C/Acceptable Solutions (C/AS2 — C/AS6)
    • Appendix A (normative): Establishing Group Numbers for lining materials of  NZBC – C/Verification Method Two (C/VM2)
  • Therefore, is able to be used where the New Zealand Building code calls for a Fire Resistance Rating (FRR) or where a Group 2-S or better Interior Lining is needed

Group Rating

  • FBL-100 has been designed to achieve a NZBC Group Number for surface finishes as per Appendix A of NZBC C/VM2.FBL-100 has been tested and assessed to achieve a Group 2-S on Type 1 substrates or better as per Appendix A1.6 Table A2 of NZBC C/VM2

All relevant certificates, assessments and reports are available upon request.

In-Service History

Although this system is new to market it has been used in the following exisiting buildings;

  • Acute Services Building, Christchurch Hospital
  • The Oaks Club resort, Queenstown
  • Latitude Apartments, Tauranga
  • Metlife Care, Howick, Auckland

and has been specified for these new buildings;

  • Arvida, Copper Cress Retirement Village, Tauranga
  • Queenstown Veiws Resort, Queenstown
Other Performance Attributes

Fire Resistance Rating

FBL-100 has been designed to increase the Fire Resistance Rating (FRR) of 13mm GIB Standard Plasterboard in either new or existing building stock constructed from timber framed (or better) wall or floor/ceiling systems. FBL-100 has been tested and assessed for use, within the following intended scope:

Wall Systems

FRR 45/45/45 — 13mm GIB Standard Plasterboard:

  • Timber framed wall lined either side with plasterboard exposed to fire from either or both sides:
  • Perimeter fixing — 32mm x 6g GIB Grabber screws @ 200mm centres
  • Mid Sheet Fixing — Daubes of GIBfix All-Bond @ 200mm centres, 32mm x 6g
  • GIB Grabber screws @ 600mm centres

FRR 45/45/45 — 13mm GIB Standard Plasterboard:

  • Timber framed wall lined on one side with plasterboard, exposed to fire from the coated side
  • Perimeter fixing — 32mm x 6g GIB Grabber screws @ 200mm centres
  • Mid Sheet Fixing — Daubes of GIBfix All-Bond @ 200mm centres, 32mm x 6g
  • GIB Grabber screws @ 600mm centres

FRR 60/60/60 — 13mm GIB Standard Plasterboard:

  • Timber framed wall lined either side with plasterboard, exposed to fire from either or both sides
  • Perimeter fixing — 32mm x 6g GIB Grabber screws @ 200mm centres
  • Mid Sheet Fixing — Daubes of GIBfix All-Bond @ 200mm centres, 32mm x 6g GIB Grabber screws @ 600mm centres,
  • Additional Mid Sheet — Fixings with 50mm x 7g plasterboard screws @ 200 centres

 FRR 60/60/60 – 13mm GIB Standard Plasterboard

  • Timber framed wall lined on one side with plasterboard, exposed to fire from the coated side
  • Perimeter fixing — 32mm x 6g GIB Grabber screws @ 200mm centres
  • Mid Sheet Fixing — Daubes of GIBfix All-Bond @ 200mm centres, 32mm x 6g
  • GIB Grabber screws @ 600mm centres
  • Additional Mid Sheet — Fixings with 50mm x 7g plasterboard screws @ 200 centres

Floor Systems

FRR 45/45/45 –  13mm GIB Standard Plasterboard:

  • Timber framed floor/ceiling lined with plasterboard exposed to fire from below
  • Perimeter fixing — 32mm x 6g GIB Grabber screws @ 200mm centres
  • Mid Sheet Fixing — Daubes of GIBfix All-Bond @ 200mm centres, 32mm x 6g GIB Grabber screws @ 600mm centres

FRR 60/60/60 –  13mm GIB Standard Plasterboard:

  • Timber framed floor/ceiling lined with plasterboard exposed to fire from below
  • Perimeter fixing — 32mm x 6g GIB Grabber screws @ 200mm centres
  • Mid Sheet Fixing — Daubes of GIBfix All-Bond @ 200mm centres 32mm x 6g GIB Grabber screws @ 600mm centres
  • Additional Mid Sheet — Fixings with 50mm x 7g plasterboard screws @ 200 centres

Warranty and Maintenance

  • Once FBL-100 has been installed as per Tech Coatings NZ Limited, Technical Application Manual, Interior substrates and as required by the NZBC an appropriate schedule of inspection and maintenance needs to be implemented to ensure the continued effectiveness of the ICS. This will be impacted by the design life of the building, what environment the ICS will be applied and if any other top coats or sealers are required.
  • The design life of FBL-100 is dependent on the in-service environment and the substrate orientation to which FBL-100 will applied. In the case of the FBL-100, it will have been applied in an internal dry environment that will require little or no maintenance over the life of the building.
  • Where maintenance is required, it is often needed only to the protective topcoat to preserve the aesthetic appearance or falls within the normal redecoration cycles.  
  • The ease of maintenance and repair strategies should also be considered. Maintenance and repair procedures should always be signed off by the ICS manufacturer/supplier.

Warranty:

Tech Coatings NZ Limited is the exclusive distributor (Supplier) for the manufacturer of this product, International Coating Group (Manufacturer). To the extent the Supplier supplies Goods to a Consumer pursuant to the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 (Act), you are entitled to the guarantees set out within the Act, including any additional applicable remedies under New Zealand consumer law against the Manufacturer. These rights are the only guarantees which the Supplier offers in relation to this Good and are, to the fullest extent permitted by law, in lieu of all other express or implied warranties applicable to the Good whether statutory or otherwise. This guarantee applies to defects in the manufacture or formulation of the Good and does not cover failure caused by any factors beyond our control

B2 Durability compliant
Durability
C Protection from Fire compliant
Protection from Fire
Test Results
Test Results
Documents
Technical Data Specification

09/2019

Data Sheet

V3

FR Test for Wall Timber Penetrations: AS 1530

14/08/2019

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