BLUSPRO FR100 flame retardant is a coating for grass and reed thatch roofs. It contributes to prevent ignition or delay spread and penetration of flames when thatch is exposed to direct flames or intense heat. It does this by absorbing heat and by forming a non-reactive charcoal that hampers flame propagation.
BLUSPRO FR100 flame retardant offers a cost effective way to reduce risk by increasing fire resistance of thatch. The SABS in Groenkloof, Pretoria South Africa tested BLUSPRO FR100 too “section 8 of ASTM E108 Standard Test Methods for Fire Tests on Roof Coverings as required by section 8.2.3 of SANS 10407;2006 Class A”, and a test report has been issued in this regard. Tested and approved by the South African Insurance Association (SAIA) Approved Products in 2005 for insurance purposes, it delayed flame propagation on BLUSPRO FR100-treated thatch by over an hour while the untreated thatch under the same conditions failed within 6 minutes. These approved accreditation enables BLUSPRO`S customers to apply for and negotiate reduced insurance premiums or access premium from associated insurance providers.
Trained BLUSPRO personnel apply BLUSPRO FR100 flame retardant by high-pressure spraying to new or refurbished thatch roofs. Protection on both sides (the exterior and interior) is recommended. BLUSPRO FR100 flame retardant is safe to workmen and inhabitants. It is water-based, and cures within one hour after application and does not release toxic volatile organic compounds. It is environmentally safe; its main ingredient is phosphate (phosphate is a common ingredient in agricultural fertilizer and in well-known soft drinks). The water-insoluble phosphate used in BLUSPRO FR100 imparts flame-retarding properties, limits run-off with rainwater and prolongs the fire retardant properties of the treated thatch. In addition, BLUSPRO FR100 also provides UV and biocide protection.
A lifespan of 5-7 years could be expected from the applied product. Under ideal conditions lifespan could easily exceed 10 years. However, thatch lifespan is strongly affected by local weather conditions, quality of thatching materials and design and workmanship of the thatched structure. These could retard or adversely accelerate degradation of thatch.
BLUSPRO FR100 flame retardant is transparent, and when applied it is a white milky color.
The BLUSPRO team
BLUSPRO is a South African Company searching and developing cost effective solutions to fire safety for thatch. BLUSPRO FR100 flame retardant has been developed in collaboration with respected local and international fire retardant and fine chemical manufacturers and suppliers. BLUSPRO representatives can assess customers’ requirements, provide advice and further information. - THE APPROACH TO LIGHTNING PROTECTION
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