I hope you liked the last post, that was just a warm up as we bring you to this new document by the International Firestop Council. Its 7 pages and packed with great information and I will expound on it in the next blog series because this document does a great job of explaining what needs to be done, it doesn’t tel you the common things installers do wrong, or things they miss. So please start with a read of this document and then come back and we expound on this a bit further in the next few series of posts. IFC Membrane Penetrations
There are a few other membrane penetrations to consider depending on the type of construction you are looking at- so while this is not an exhaustive list it adds to the one in the article because you need to keep an eye out for any of these items that are not surface mounted. If they are recessed or semi-recessed in a rated wall then they are membrane penetrations. Please pay attention when looking at the following- fire hose cabinets, fire extinguisher cabinets, time clocks, elevator call boxes, IT control panels, electrical panels, shower diverter valves or anything that punches through one side of a rated wall. So have a read of the IFC document and check back for our next blog as we take the discussion a little further.
In the meantime, let us know if you have any questions or concerns.
See you next time!