Mastic & Foams | Astro PFP FR Graphite
For in-stock items orders received before 2pm (Monday-Friday) are generally dispatched for delivery on the following working day (Monday-Friday).
Astro PFP FR Graphite is a high specification formulation designed to prevent the spread of fire, smoke and gases through openings in fire rated walls and floors. Astro PFP FR Graphite expands when it is subjected to fire and closes openings around penetrations when any combustible or low temperature melting materials have burnt away.
Astro PFP FR Graphite is designed to fire seal difficult services which traditional fire rated mastics do not achieve such as large plastic pipes.
Astro PFP FR Graphite can be used with a suitable filling material, i.e. stone wool or Astroflame Backing material in order to ensure correct width to depth ratio and to reduce the shrinking of the sealant during curing. Minimum depth and maximum width of the joints are included in the installation instructions. Thermal activation takes place at 150 °C when the material will expand (intumesce) to prevent the passage of fire and smoke for periods up to 4 hours.
|Single sided seal ≥ 25mm depth||Rw 53 dB|
|Double sided seal ≥ 25mm depth||Rw > 53 dB|
Astro PFP FR Graphite has been tested at EXOVA BM Trada (UKAS accredited); according to EN ISO 10140-2:2010. Usage of any backing material is optional, due to the tests being conducted with sealant only.
|Compound||Emission rate after 3 days||Emission rate after 4 weeks|
|TVOC||51 μg/m3||20 μg/m3|
|TSVOC||ᐸ 5 μg/m3||ᐸ 5 μg/m3|
|VOC w/o NIK||ᐸ 5 μg/m3||ᐸ 5 μg/m3|
|Formaldehyde||ᐸ 3 μg/m3||ᐸ 3 μg/m3|
|Acetaldehyde||ᐸ 3 μg/m3||ᐸ 3 μg/m3|
|Carcinogenic||ᐸ 1 μg/m3||ᐸ 1 μg/m3|
|n.d. or ᐸ means not detected|
|Regulation or Protocol||Conclusion|
|French VOC Regulation||A+|
|French CMR components||Pass|
|ABG / AgBB to the guidelines of DIBt||Pass|
|EMICODE||EC 1 PLUS|
|Indoor Air Comfort GOLD ®||Pass|
|Blue Angel (DE-UZ 123)||Pass|
Astro PFP FR Graphite has been tested by Eurofins Product Testing; reports available upon request.
When testing pipes, one can choose not to cap (or close) the pipe, or cap the pipe inside the furnace, or outside the furnace, or on both sides. The configuration chosen depends on the intended application of the pipe and/or the installation environment. The code defining if a pipe is capped is stated after the fire classification. For instance EI 60 C/U which means the pipe was capped inside the furnace, and uncapped outside the furnace. The test configuration defines the approvals possible.
Our engineering judgment based on EN 1366-3:2009 are:
|Intended use of pipe||Pipe end condition4)|
|Rainwater pipe, plastic||At drainage||U/U1)|
|Not at drainage||C/C2)|
|Drainage or sewage pipe, plastic||Ventilated drain||U/U1)|
|Drain w/water trap||U/C1)|
|Not at drainage||C/C2)|
|Pipe in closed circuit (water, gas, air, electricity etc.)||C/C2) 3)|
|Flue gas recovery system pipe, plastic||U/C1)|
|Pipe with open ends and ≥ 50cm length on both sides, plastic||U/U2)|
|Pipe supported by suspension system, metal||Fire rated support||C/U1)|
|Waste disposal shaft pipe, metal||U/C1)|
1) Suggested in EN 1366-3:2009. 2) Astroflames's judgment based on tests. 3) Metal pipes should have fire rated support. 4) U/U classified fire seals cover C/U, U/C and C/C. C/U classified fire seals cover U/C and C/C. U/C classified fire seals cover C/C.
|Positive Pressure (Pa)||Leakage (m3/h)||Negative Pressure (Pa)||Leakage (m3/h)|
Astro PFP FR Graphite has been tested at Warringtonfire Testing and Certification Ltd (UKAS accredited); according to EN 1026: 2016.
|Condition||Ready for use, water based graphite sealant|
|Specific gravity||1.56 - 1.60|
|pH||8.00 – 9.50|
|Reaction to fire||B - s1, d0|
|Expansion in fire||Approx. 1 : 25|
|Film forming||30 minutes|
|Totally hardened||3 to 5 days depending on thickness and temperature, full cure may take up to 30 days|
|Flexibility||Low to medium 12.5% according to ISO 11600|
|Durability||Class Z2 intended for internal conditions with humidity classes other than Z1, excluding temperatures below 0°C|
|Thermal conduct||0.85 W/mK (+/- 3%) @ 20mm depth|
|Storage||12 months stored in unopened cartridges. To be stored in temperatures between 5°C and 30°C|
|Working life||30 years|
|Service temp.||-15 to +75°C|
|Application temp.||+4 to +30°C|
|Compatibility||Suitable for use with most materials, but should not be used In direct contact with bituminous materials|
|Limitations||Should not be used in permanently damp areas or in joints with excessive movement, joints at floor level or joints below the ground|
|Classification||CE-marked - Sealant for fire rated penetrations class EI 240|
|Standard colours||Dark grey (may grow darker during curing)|
|Product Code||Product Description||Colour||Size|
|AFPFPGRAPH||Astro PFP FR Graphite - Cartridges||Dark grey||310 ml|
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All interested parties, designer, specifier, main contractor and specialist installers should provide access to allow the fire stopping seals to be regularly inspected and maintained, as well as records kept of such maintenance at minimum periods of 12 months, as required by the Regulatory Reform Order, and repaired if necessary. Reference should be made to ASFP TGD 17 – Code of Practice for the Installation and Inspection of Fire Stopping.
It is vital that those entrusted to design or install a fire stopping product have the necessary levels of competence to undertake the task professionally and thoroughly. The level of competency required will be commensurate with the expected complexity of the building. All designers must eliminate, reduce or control foreseeable risks that may arise during installation, construction or maintenance when preparing or modifying designs. Clients should ensure that the principal designer and principal contractor carry out their duties under CDM regulations. The ASFP foundation course in passive fire protection provides essential knowledge as part of demonstrating competency and understanding in this key fire protection specialism.
Please refer to the ETA sheet for fields of application for this product. For further information on installation requirements please refer to the manufacturer of the services and the wall/floor specification to ensure the compatibility of this product, if in doubt please contact the technical team with services and wall/floor specification on: tel 01329 844 500 or email email@example.com
The product does not present any known health hazards during or after installation. Normal good industrial and personal hygiene practices should be observed. For further information on health and safety requirements please contact the technical team on: tel 01329 844 500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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For in-stock items orders received before 2pm (Monday-Friday) are generally dispatched for delivery on the following working day (Monday-Friday). All dates quoted for despatch are estimates only and are not guaranteed. We will endeavour to meet these dates but shall have no liability for any delay in despatch or delivery or any damage or loss occasioned thereby. We may deliver products pursuant to any order by instalments. If we are unable to deliver the goods for any reason,you will be contacted and you will not be obliged to pay for the goods which have not been delivered, you also have the option to cancel the goods that have been delivered, however we shall not be liable for any loss of income or profit which may have been caused by the delay or non delivery of goods.
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