Steel framed construction is gaining popularity in Australia. Favoured for its durability, design flexibility, rapid construction, and resistance to degradation, the construction method is increasingly used in large scale, multi-storey projects. As its popularity grows, it is necessary to ensure that like all construction materials, structural steel is adequately protected against fire.

In their new whitepaper, A specifier’s guide to structural steel fire protection, fire science experts Promat Australia outline best practice for protecting structural steel from fire, smoke, fumes, and heat.

The whitepaper first thoroughly explains the pressing demand for passive fire protection in Australia, outlining the key risks that inadequate protection may pose. It then sets forth best practice for steel protection specification in Australia, clearly explaining in lay terms the key considerations that must be taken into account. The whitepaper then proceeds to set out the most common forms of passive fire steel protection and identifies the circumstances in which ease of these are most appropriate. Finally, the whitepaper provides suggestions as to products that can be used to meet the stringent fire performance requirements in Australia.

Global leaders in sophisticated fire science technologies for over six decades, Promat has earned a reputation for reliable, outstanding passive fire protection products for a breadth of sectors and project types. The company’s innovative spirit is combined with world-leading research and development capabilities to develop cutting-edge, lasting solutions for protection against fire, smoke, fumes, and heat.

To learn more about how structural steel can be adequately protected from fire and the associated hazards, download A specifier’s guide to structural steel fire protection.