Choosing the appropriate insulating material is an essential part of securing your property from the claws of a raging fire. The insulating material that you have used in your circuits must be fire and moisture-resistant. In a commercial or industrial space, the propensity for fire accidents is high. It is crucial to choose the right kind of wiring and insulation to safeguard the property.
Due to these reasons, you might want to consider the fire and moisture-resistant properties of the insulating material before you install them on your property. While there are plenty of brands dominating the African market that claim to "manufacture fireproof and waterproof insulating materials." However, if you look at the properties of these products, you'll be amazed to see that there are no properties that would support their claim!
General International is the most reliable supplier of fire protection gears and equipment in most parts of Africa. Our expert professionals have introduced the most revolutionary products and devices to help you live a life free from the worries of fire accidents. Keeping customer satisfaction in mind, we have come up with a wide array of insulation materials that you might want to install into your property to take your chances of being safe from fire accidents one step higher.
When we are talking about fire-resistant insulation materials in East Africa, it needs to be different from generic insulating materials. Fire retardant materials such as fiberglass, glass wool, or polymers are incorporated into the insulation materials to provide a robust and resistant outer surface that has minimum possible chances of spreading the fire. However, it should be taken into account that different fire retardant materials can provide different degrees of insulation. For instance, material like fiberglass can produce insulation upto 100 degrees celsius. Glass wool has an insulating capacity of 700 degrees.
Let us take a detailed look at the insulation options that are available for you to choose from!
Fiberglass is a special kind of insulating material that is created out of molten and centrifuged glass. This material has great fire-resistant properties. It won't catch fire, but the covering paper or foil of the fiberglass might catch fire. The resistance temperature for a fiberglass material is 100°C, and it can easily withstand small fires without causing any damage to the property.
Glass wool or mineral wool is a material that is processed from iron ore or furnace slags. It is a component of metal ore. These materials are usually very strong resistors to heat and fire. Mineral or glass wool is lightweight, and it creates absolutely no hassle in the installation and up-gradation procedure. These materials can provide maximum fire resistance up to a much higher temperature range around 700 degrees
Fibrous mat is made from asbestos sheets that are used as ceilings in many households. Asbestos is a fire-resistant material and can tolerate temperatures as high as 1000 °C.
Foams are another alternative fire-resistant insulation material that helps to secure your property from an unexpected fire emergency. Although foams are not fireproof, if you mix foam with other resistant materials, it might successfully resist temperatures upto 300 degrees. Using industrially manufactured special foams such as polyurethane foams can be a good fire insulation material but can emit harmful gases that tend to damage the human liver and kidneys. Hence, this alternative is not advisable for residential spaces.