All insulation is NOT created equal… and neither are their firestop systems.
Sharron Halpert, of HLS Consulting, has almost 15 years of experience in the construction industry. She has focused primarily on passive fire protection; dealing with firestop, proper design of rated assemblies, specifying cost effective solutions for difficult situations, inspections or rated assemblies, training of installers, inspectors, GC’s, superintendents, engineers.
Sharron has written an article with the intention of bringing awareness in regards to the differences in pipe insulation as it pertains to firestop installation. Our hope is that knowing these differences and basic things to look for, firestop installers will understand when and sometimes even when NOT to install certain firestop systems.
Whether you are reviewing submittals, installing or inspecting firestop or any of the steps in between, you need to know NOT ONLY the differences in insulation types, but how they will impact firestopping and potentially your company’s liability on projects.
Here is the link to her article, any feedback would be greatly appreciated.