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FSi introduces 90-minute Silverliner open state cavity barrier

14 May 2023

PASSIVE FIRE protection systems developer FSi has unveiled a new cavity barrier system that delivers 90 minutes’ worth of passive fire protection and is underpinned by fast access to expert technical and installation support.

The Silverliner open state cavity barrier 5 (OSCB 5) delivers critical protection that can prevent a fire – and the heat generated by it – from spreading for 90 minutes (EI: integrity and insulation), offering a mid-range solution between the existing 30-minute (EI) and 120-minute (EI) solutions.

The Silverliner OSCB 5 has been launched in the wake of rigorous testing and developed in response to the high demand for a mid-range open state cavity barrier solution where a higher specification system isn’t required.

As a dry-fit system, the Silverliner range is easy to install, supporting faster project times, and is available with short lead times.

With increased scrutiny on the correct specification and installation of cavity barrier fire protection, FSi offers fast and comprehensive technical support to contractors in choosing the correct product and installing it properly.

Mid-range demand

Liam Blears, FSi’s business and technical development manager for façades, explained: “There has been a great deal of demand for a mid-range FSi product. The launch of the Silverliner OSCB 5 means that we now have even broader product availability for varying project requirements.”

Blears added: “It’s essential that the correct size cavity barrier system is used to meet a given building’s specification requirements. Adding this option to the Silverliner range enables contractors to access a 90-minute solution.”                 

The Silverliner OSCB 5 expands the existing range of specialist cavity barrier protection from FSi. The systems are designed to reinstate the lines of compartmentation within an external façade system when required, while also allowing for the free movement of air to satisfy ventilation requirements.

In the event of a fire, the intumescent edge of the barrier swells to close the gap and prevent the spread of fire and smoke from one area to another. The time frame within which the system contains a fire is vital to allow anyone inside the building to move to a place of safety.

Meeting UK regulations

All FSi cavity barriers meet the necessary UK regulations and are third party approved. As part of its commitment to quality, the company provides highly responsive technical support and installation training, including site visits to demonstrate correct fitting and returning to check that installations are correct.

Blears continued: “Passive fire protection is absolutely vital for the building envelope. It can save lives. That’s the bottom line. Our commitment to quality runs from researching a new product all the way through to ensuring that it’s fitted correctly. That last point is so important when it comes to the efficient functioning of any passive fire protection regime.”

In conclusion, Blears informed Fire Safety Matters: “Whether a contractor has a question over the correct specification of a cavity barrier, or a technical hitch when fitting such barriers, our technical team members will provide a swift response to make sure that all products are fitted as intended.”

*Further information is available online at www.fsiltd.com