Fire Proofing + Thermal Insulation = Energy Savings and Protection
CAFCO BLAZE-SHIELD HP is an inorganic, Portland cement based, medium density Spray-Applied Fire Resistive Material (SFRM) designed to provide fire protection for structural steel in commercial construction. Tested and classified by UL as investigated for exterior use, CAFCO BLAZE-SHIELD HP's durable surface and cement based formula enable it to withstand indirect weather exposure conditions and limited physical abuse, thus allowing for application in parking garages, mechanical rooms, elevator shafts, etc.
In addition to fire resistance, CAFCO BLAZE-SHIELD HP also provides thermal and acoustical benefits. As a thermal insulator, it is effective in reducing heat loss, particularly when applied to the underside of a roof deck. The R-value added by CAFCO BLAZE-SHIELD HP may also allow a reduction in roof insulation. As an efficient sound absorbing material, it adds value to the fire protection application in areas where high noise levels are anticipated. With a simple one-step application process, CAFCO BLAZE-SHIELD HP is able to provide complete passive fire protection for most construction conditions at reduced costs and in less time.
BLAZE-SHIELD® II is a Portland Cement based SFRM designed to provide fire resistive ratings for structural steel and concrete in commercial construction. The unique formulation of BLAZESHIELD II also makes this product a very effective thermal insulator, resulting in an R-Value of 3.33 per inch. This added benefit is significant in reducing heat loss when applied to the underside of a roof deck.
Cost vs. Savings
If the building in design requires a fire-resistance rating, the use of a material with an R-value at the roof deck makes economic sense. The installed cost of Blaze-Shield II is typically 10-15% below that of wet mix (cementitious) materials The long term saving of the added R-value is appreciable as well. Blaze-Shield II should be the material of choice in any application involving a protected roof assembly in areas where energy conservation is a priority.