How is FlamePRO® applied to wood products?
FlamePRO® is pressure treated into the wood products.
The building codes do not allow wood products “coated” or “painted” with fire retardant coatings to be used as substitutes for pressure impregnated (pressure treated) fire retardant treated wood?
How do FlamePRO® fire retardant treated wood products work?
- Chemicals in FlamePRO® react with gases & tars converting them to char.
- Char allows wood to maintain strength & stability.
- The char reduces flame-spread and flame travel.
- FlamePRO® Fire retardant treated wood products help slow down combustion.
- Chemicals in FlamePRO® reduce the rate heat is released.
What are some of the benefits of using FlamePRO® fire retardant treated wood?
- Helps to maintain integrity of building.
- Reduces flame spread.
- Allows more time to escape fire.
- Provides fire fighters with more time.
Where are typical areas where FlamePRO® Fire Retardant Treated Wood is used?
- Assisted Living Facilities
- Military Bases
- Convention Centers
- Correctional Facilities
What are common interior applications for FlamePRO® Fire Retardant Treated Wood?
- Roof Trusses
- Interior Framing
What is Flame Spread?
Flame spread describes how quickly flames travel across surface of materials.
What is the the Component Additive Method (CAM)?
Components of an assembly are added together to factor hourly fire rating.
Can lumber and plywood products can be pressure treated with FlamePRO® fire retardant chemicals?
The majority of common lumber and plywood species used in building construction can be treated with FlamePRO®.