Committed to protecting people and buildings against fire, Promat participated in the unique EQUFIRE project to test if their PROMATECT-H board could maintain its fire protection capabilities after several severe earthquakes.

The EQUFIRE project is the first test in history to simulate a real earthquake followed by fire. The seismic test was done on several steel elements and on a copy of an existing steel structure as installed in a building in Lisbon, a city with specific building regulations to cover the danger of an earthquake. The results were simply spectacular.

After a range of demanding seismic tests that made the installation tremble to its core, the board remained almost intact. While a few small cracks did appear on the board, the fire protection capabilities of the PROMATECT-H system remained intact and the fire test was successful, proving that the fire performance was not compromised.

This test proves again that PROMATECT-H fireproof board is a unique product with amazing structural strength.

Read more about The EQUFIRE project: Seismic and fire performance assessment of structural components using hybrid simulation.