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Passive Fire Protection, new ECA guide

19 April 2017

Fire compartmentation is an important element of 'passive fire protection' and is achieved by dividing a premise into 'fire compartments' through the use of fire doors, floors and walls of fire-resisting construction, cavity barriers within roof voids and fire stopping to services that penetrate through these.

If through the installation of cables or related accessories and fittings the fire resisting material is removed or penetrated, then methods need to be adopted in order for the building to maintain its originally designed fire performance characteristics. Methods of achieving this are addressed in the ECA’s Passive Fire Stopping of Building Services Structural Openings guide.