Fire Protection

Reliable fire protection saves lives

The safety of our living space concerns us all: whether in residential buildings, hotels, hospitals or offices - wherever there are many people, fire protection is a top priority. Human lives are at stake. For certain classes of buildings, for example, there are mandatory fire protection guidelines that planners and property developers have to comply with. The choice of non-combustible building material such as cast-iron drainage pipes - especially in openings in ceilings and walls - plays an important role.

On the fireproof side with cast iron!

Truly safe fire protection in compliance with all directives is offered by cast iron drainage systems.

  • Non-combustible and non-flammable
  • No smoke development
  • No fire propagation
  • No dripping of burning materials

The IZEG fire test proved this impressively

About the IZEG fire test

Cast iron does not burn

Due to its excellent flame and fire-retardant properties, cast iron simply does not burn. Thus, cast iron drainage systems do not normally require any further fire protection measures. This is in contrast to mixed installations or pure plastic systems that contain combustible pipe materials.

We have also proven the excellent fire protection properties of cast iron in our IZEG fire test. The result: With 100% room closure, cast iron drainage technology offers 100% safety.

Tested fire protection solutions for drainage systems

These manufacturers of cast iron drainage pipe systems produce the safest - and tested - solutions for fire-safe drainage technology.

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Hazards during fires and inadequate fire protection

The causes of fire can be manifold: technical defects, negligence in human behaviour or even arson. Fire cannot always be prevented. This makes it all the more important to minimise the risks in advance.

What happens if fire protection is inadequate?

  • Life-threatening smoke development
  • Flame formation
  • Impermissible temperature transmission
  • Burning building materials falling down

Protection goals in the fire protection of buildings

  • Protection from fire and smoke
  • Rescue of people and animals
  • Effective fire extinguishing

Standards and guidelines on fire protection

In the event of fire, the Model Building Code (MBO) and specific administrative regulations prescribe fire-resistant or highly fire-retardant properties for defined building components for certain building classes. Drainage pipe systems play a supporting role here, because they are not only built in circumferentially, but also form the open link between individual building sections, which means that fires can spread across floors and through walls.

In Germany, the so-called Model Pipeline System Guideline (MLAR) must be taken into account for the concrete planning and installation of pipelines. In Germany there is also the Model Administrative Regulation Technical Building Regulations (MVV TB), which prescribes the requirements of a complete room closure to other floors in case of fire.

The test standard (Prüfnorm) DIN EN 1366-3 ultimately regulates how the safe fire protection of components for pipelines must be proven in tests.

On the page about our IZEG fire test, you can find out more about the fire protection regulations. If you have any further questions about planning and installation, please contact our manufacturers directly.

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