As designer and manufacturer of fire-stop systems and building joints (expansion joints, control joints, joint covers, stair nosings, etc), the company offers technical, reliable and aesthetic solutions that can be used in all types of buildings (shopping malls, hospitals, schools, industrial buildings, airports, etc), for both standard and seismic joints.
He said one of its most popular products is the Vedafeu range, designed to offer passive fire protection, comprising ropes, mattresses, blankets, fillerboards and fire-stop foam.
In order to meet the most challenging technical requirements, these fire-stop solutions are validated in multiple configurations: with and without movement; for horizontal and vertical applications, for head-of-wall configurations, for facade panels," he explained.
"I can only speak about the fire-stop
[section], but [Civil Defence authorities] didn't leave a corner [unprotected].
It glues or nails to the wall and is fire-rated, so it doesn't require a drywall fire-stop
. (All other types of insulating boards require at least 1/2-in.
Speaking with Construction Week , Musa said that, while the stringent standards to which Dubai's fire-stop suppliers must adhere may entail extra work for those companies, they are helping to create one of the safest built environments on the planet.
He added that MVL's fire-stop technologies have been certified to Universal Laboratories (UL) standards.
Typically, the perimeter joint system is primarily a smoke barrier rather than a fire-stop, which is a common cause of confusion.
A fire-resistant barrier system - or a fire-stop - may be defined as a material or combination of materials used to retain the integrity of fire-rated construction by maintaining an effective barrier against the spread of flame, smoke, and hot gases through penetrations in fire-rated wall and floor assemblies.
This acted as an impenetrable fire-stop and avoided serious disruption to production at minimum cost.
So it is clear, that without the installation of the mineral wool fire-stops, there was a very good chance that the panel cores would have caught fire--with a strong possibility of the loss of the entire factory.
A cable pass-through port with a fire-stop
foam seal is included.