Caswell Fire Rated Duct
The product CASWELL FIRESAFE® was developed in the early 2000's. It was tested and assessed in accordance with the British Standard 476 Pt 24: 1987 by Warrington Fire.
As an official licensed partner of Firesafe Fire Rated Ductwork Limited, we manufacture, supply and install CASWELL FIRESAFE® in the region. CASWELL FIRESAFE® has been successfully installed in many commercial properties worldwide including — United Kingdom, Eire, United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong, Macau, Qatar and Oman.
Research and development of the product is a constant process, which is critical to the future success of the business. Firesafe Fire Rated Ductwork Limited continues to support its existing Partners where there are demands for high quality British designed and developed products.
BS 9999:2017 Code of Practice for Fire Safety in the Design Management and use of Buildings details the four principle methods of protection as follows:
Method 1 - Protection using Fire Dampers (thermally actuated)
Method 2 - Protection using Fire Resisting Enclosures
Method 3 - Protection using Fire Resisting Ductwork
Method 4 - Protection using Fire and Smoke Dampers (automatically actuated via smoke detectors)
Good practice dictates that fire dampers should not be installed in the following systems and therefore Fire Resisting Ductwork is used.
*Motorised fire/smoke dampers may be used in conjunction with fire resisting ductwork but not in kitchen extract systems.
Fire resisting ductwork may prove to be a cost effective alternative to fire dampers in general ductwork systems (particularly over the lifetime of a building).
No capital or installation cost of fire/smoke dampers and associated access doors.
No reliance on mechanical fire dampers which may fail in time.
No regular testing regime.
No electrical wiring and control system associated with smoke dampers.