Abesco Pipe Collars are designed to prevent the spread of fire from one compartment to another where plastic pipes penetrate separating wails and floors, and provide up to 4 hours fire resistance.
Abesco Pipe Collars consist of a split hinged powder coated steel shell, which contains the heat reactive intumescent material. The unit is held closed around the pipe by a toggle and latch for ease of closure by the installer.
Why use Abesco Pipe Collars
Comprehensively tested and assessed in accordance with BS 476 part 20 : 1987 for up to 4 hours fire resistance
Certification for a wide range of plastic pipes including PVCU, HDPE, MDPE, PP, ABS.
Available in the widest range of sizes for standard and non-standard pipe diameters
Tested for use in plasterboard partitions and timber floors.
Easy to install.
Unaffected by moisture or atmospheric Carbon Dioxide
Where to use Abesco Pipe Collars
Abesco Pipe Collars are suitable for use in any building which has plastic pipes penetrating fire rated compartment walls and floors.
Typical types of buildings where Pipe Collars are commonly used are:
Flats and Apartment Blocks, Hotels, Hostels, Halls of Residence, Prisons, Ogice Blocks, Hospitals, Airports, Retail Centres, etc.
Abesco Pipe Collars can be used in walls or floors.
What happens in a fire situation?
When exposed to the heat of a fire, the intumescent material contained within the Pipe Collar expands and exerts pressure on the melting plastic pipe, causing the opening to be closed off and thus preventing the spread of fire from one compartment to another.
How to specify Abesco Pipe Collars
“Supply and install Abesco Pipe Collars to provide up to (1 , 2, 3 or 4) hours fire resistance to suit ….. mm diameter PVCU / HDPE / MDPE / PP / ABS pipes in accordance with the manufacturers recommendations”
Supplied by: Abesco ltd, Abesco House, Laurencekirk Business Park, Laurencekirk, AB30 1EY, UK.
Abesco Pipe Wraps
For situations where access around a pipe is restricted, or where the section of pipe to be sealed is irregular in shape (such as where a bend or joint is within the thickness of a floor or wall), Abesco Pipe Wraps are recommended
Abesco Pipe Wraps comprise a flexible polythene sleeve which contains the heat reactive intumescent material. The sleeve is wrapped fully around the pipe, and is held closed by the adhesive tab attached to one end of the wrap.
Abesco Pipe Wraps must be cast in situ, using a noncombustible mortar material, whilst ensuring that the edge of the polythene sleeving remains exposed to the fire risk side of the separating element to ensure rapid activation of the intumescent material in the event of a fire.
Non standard manufacturing and testing
Abesco Pipe Collars can be manufactured to meet project specific requirements where standard production specifications may not fulfil client needs. For example, size and fixing variations can be accommodated, manufacture in stainless steel or zinc plated steel for more aggressive environments is also available.
Project specific fire testing can be arranged for particular site configurations.