Bim brochures product data sheets dops installation guides safety data sheets manual technical drawings policies video gallery pscs whitepapers case studies newsletter. Finishing standards ga214 levels of gypsum board finish limitations where 15. British gypsum products in nbs riba product selector. The purpose of setting a fire resistance period is to ensure that in the event of a fire. It is a comprehensive guide to finding solutions using british gypsum products and systems. This section first describes some of gypsums main thermal properties as studied by various researchers. Understanding roofing fire ratings and requirements. This product is to be used as fire resistant wall construction in large highrise buildings fireproof one hour and quasirefractory wall ceiling that should form the fire partitioning as defined by the building standards act. Looking through the various gypwall partition sections of the white book will see that.
Fireline gypsum boards are built with a specially formulated core ingredient that allows the boards to stay integrated despite high temperatures and increase the fire resistance performance of your wall and ceiling systems. Test results show overall sag resistance on tested assembly to be equivalent to 58 in. The white book education sector guide, available to download from. If you can show compliance with this, the bco should accept it. The dry materials used mean that less time is spent drying out a structure, which also allows for quicker habitation. Vat british gypsum gyproc fireline board square edge fire resistant plasterboard 2400mm x 1200mm x 15mm. Fire resistance most fire rated british gypsum systems require the board joints to be filled, either with gyproc jointing materials or thistle finish plasters, even in locations where the system is not visible to building users, in order to achieve the tested performance. Each section of the white book organises our systems according to the fire resistance period and provides all of the vital construction and specification information for meeting that performance such as stud type, centres, etc. Each product clause is authored in nbs format and is intended for inclusion in project specifications.
India gypsum board is a high quality fireresistive building material where we give more than 90 minutes fireresistance rating according to report. British gypsum produces plasterboards that are fire resistant, insulate from noise pollution. Is 2095 part l, 2011, bs 476 class 1 material surface spread of flame, european en520, american astm c 96 standards. Of course, fire resistance includes not only the products ability to resist ignition but also to maintain structural integrity.
British gypsum metal framed partitions and walls can be used in all types of new and existing buildings, including private and social housing, apartments, healthcare, educational. When exposed to fire, gypsum crystals will absorb the heat and will undergo dehydration and decomposition process. The construction industry is evolving in response to changing regulations, greater focus on efficient and sustainable construction as well as the total cost throughout the. First published in 1972, the white book is recognised as the leading specification resource for anyone specifying partition, wall lining and ceiling systems within the construction industry. Yoshino gypsum total quality testing center is equipped with the fullscale furnace for fire resistance tests, with the test capability comparable to the fire test facilities in official testing organizations. This report presents the results of 22 fullscale fire resistance tests conducted at the national fire laboratory on insulated and noninsulated fullscale gypsum board protected wall assemblies. These are fireresistance rated assemblies that separate two or more distinct areas in a building. Therefore it is important to study thermal and material properties of gypsum.
We are supporting subcontractors to upskill plastering labourers, general labourers, dry lining tapers or employees working in similar roles, with the skills required. For 60 and 90 minute doors in exit enclosures and exit passageways, fire protective vs. One hour fire rated robust severe duty jumbo stud partition comprising of 1 x layer 12. Fire resistance testing of fire rated gypsum wallboardthe. Lath is then properly lapped at sides and ends and tied every 6 to the 34 channel. Performance fire resistance most fire rated british gypsum systems require the board joints to be filled, either with gyproc jointing materials or. Internal and separating floor systems british gypsum. Soundbreak xp soundproof drywall acoustical surfaces. British gypsum systems provide high quality internal linings. Gypsum plasterboard with glass fibre and additional additives to increase the fire protection characteristics with pink paper lining for easy recognition. How do you achieve a fire rated timber stud partition. For highrisk buildings such as theaters, hospitals and schools, the code may require the class a rating, while adjacent, less critical structures might only need to meet a less stringent b or c. Per icc esr38 the latest editions of these publications, namely, ga2162018 and ga6002018, are code accepted.
Fire resistance of a ceiling fire prevention safelincs. Firesafety properties are described in terms of fire resistance, surfaceburning characteristics and noncombustibility. In the british gypsum white book such an arrangement with a 12. Much has changed over the last 20 years, and the aim of this presentation is to provide an overview of the advances in state of the art fire resistance testing methodologies and approaches where the evaluation and listing of fire rated gypsum board assemblies is concerned. Sign up to our newsletter and get exclusive updates. British gypsum, part of the saintgobain group, is the uks leading manufacturer of interior lining systems. Gypframe mf5 sections fixed to ceiling side of studs at 450 mm centres. British gypsum is a multinational company with operations in europe, the middle east, africa and asia. Gypsum blocks are composed of gypsum, plaster, water and in some cases additives like vegetable or wood fiber for greater strength.
How do you build a fire rated partition where access is limited to one side only. Board with reinforced fire resistance by adding glass fiber etc. Further information about fire resistance performance can be found in white book chapter 02 section 01. The aim of the british gypsum site ready skimming course is to provide attendees with the skills needed to make an immediate contribution on site upon completion of the course. Fireresistance rated gypsum board vertically applied with 158. Usg fireresistant assemblies catalog english sa100. Performance fire resistance most fire rated british gypsum systems require the board joints to. Fire safety properties are described in terms of fire resistance, surfaceburning characteristics and noncombustibility. Gyproc profilex access panels non fire rated 540541 gyproc profilex access panels 60 minutes fire rated 542543 gyproc profilex access panels 120 minutes fire rated 544 gyprex tiles 547 gyptone boards, tiles and planks 548551 casoline quicklock grid ceiling components 552554 rigitone boards 555556 rigitone accessories 556. The manufacturing process is automated at production plants where raw gypsum caso 4 2h 2 o is ground and dried, then heated to remove threequarters of the bound water and thus transformed into calcium sulfate hemihydrate caso 4.
The extensive range of british gypsum boards and building plasters is fully supported by high grade metal system. Please refer to the white book, casoline mf system section for further information and the systems effected. British gypsum metal framed partitions and walls can be used in all types of new and existing buildings, including private and social housing, apartments, healthcare, educational facilities, recreational and industrial properties. Our systems are nonloadbearing and constructed using modern, drylining techniques. Fireresistant material with a gypsum core that will not support combustion or transmit temperatures greatly in excess of 212. Bim brochures product data sheets dops installation guides safety data sheets manual technical drawings.
Over noncombustible roof decks such as steel, poured gypsum, or concrete, only the spread of flame on the top surface of the roof system is evaluated. Chapter 6 requires the primary structural frame, including the columns, to be fireresistance rated in all type i, type iia, type iiia, and type va construction. The most recognised and leading resource for this information is the white book by british gypsum, first published in 1972. For instance, any 634inchwide beam that is 12 inches deep, and has the extra tension lamination, will carry 100% of. They cover all applications, from simple space division, through to high performance walls designed to meet the most demanding fire resistance, sound insulation. For instance, any 634inchwide beam that is 12 inches deep, and has the extra tension lamination, will carry 100% of its design load after one hour of fire exposure on three sides. According to astm test method e108, the highest degree of fire resistance is designated class a, with b being slightly inferior and class c lower yet. Gypsum board thermal properties at high temperatures the key material in drywall construction which provides the fire resistance is gypsum. H 2 o, also known as gypsum plaster, stucco, calcined gypsum or plaster of paris. White book c02 technical performance british gypsum. This section contains steel encasement systems that provide up to 180 minutes of fire protection.
Since the 1920s, fire protection design approaches along with the model building codes have traditionally relied on a prescriptivebased system utilizing fire resistance ratings of wall, floor, and roof assemblies achieved from standard fire tests, including astm e119 and ul 263. Gyproc singapore fireline fire resistant gypsum board. For maximum framing spacing in nonfireresistance rated applications of gypsum panel products, refer to gypsum associations ga216, specifications for the application and finishing of gypsum. Pure gypsum consists of calcium sulphate with free water and chemically combined water. Please note that nbs product guidance is not a replacement for the manufacturers literature and it is recommended that british gypsum be consulted before specifying. Fireresistance rated gypsum board vertically applied to. Plasterboard linings provide good fire protection owing to the unique behaviour of the noncombustible gypsum core when subjected to high temperatures. More recently, the use of gypsum board to improve the fire resistance of engineered wood rim board products was investigatedwhite by. The white book for all partitions, wall lining and ceiling systems. Certainteed type x gypsum board has a flame spread rating of 15 and smoke developed rating of 0, in accordance with astm e 84, ul 723, ubc 81, nfpa 255, canulcs102. This section details floors and ceilings systems which cover a multitude of performance requirements in all sectors. Find specifications that meet your performance requirements. Gold bond xp fireshield c gypsum board panels have a specially formulated type x core to achieve superior performance when used in specific fire rated assemblies where the weight and number of gypsum board layers are a.
Fire performance includes fire resistance, fire protection and reaction to fire, which. The maximum flame spread is 6 feet for a class a rated roof, 8 feet for class b, and feet for class c. Must be stored off the ground and under cover in accordance with gypsum associations ga801, handling and storage of gypsum panel products. Likewise, there are many fireresistance rated floorceiling systems that are used to prevent the spread of fire from one story of a building to the next. Fire resistance elements of structure such as compartment walls which are required by national building regulations to be constructed of noncombustible materials or materials of limited. Fire protection boards are made from calcium silicate, gypsum, and mineral fibre with special additives to suppress the growth of fire. White book floors and ceilings section british gypsum. Gyproc joint filler complies with en 963 type 1b, and is manufactured under a quality system independently audited and certified as conforming with iso 9001. The slope of the test specimen is preselected, and since steeper slopes are more of a. A full range of solutions is available to meet specific performance specifications. What is the fire resistance performance of gyproc plasterboard. Fireresistance rated gypsum board vertically applied to opposite side with 1.
Promat supalux sanded fire protection building board 2440mm x 1220mm x 9mm. Some drywall manufacturers add glass fibers to the gypsum, which increases fire resistance of drywall. May 18, 2015 the construction industry is evolving in response to changing regulations, greater focus on efficient and sustainable construction as well as the total cost throughout the buildings life cycle. Results of fire resistance tests on fullscale gypsum. Jul 12, 2010 chapter 6 requires the primary structural frame, including the columns, to be fireresistance rated in all type i, type iia, type iiia, and type va construction. How do you upgrade the fire or acoustic performance of a timber floor from below. Any fireresistant gypsum panel classified as a type c or type x product is approved for use in any fire rated assembly where the corresponding panel type is specified.
These boards have excellent stability, are easily installed, have fire performance and finish in one and have up to 240 minutes fire performance. Fire resistance rated assemblies must be constructed in accordance with the details as shown in the latest edition of the respective laboratory listings. We address thedaytoday challenges of the research and development for creating new fire resistant walls. Calculating fire resistance of glulam beams and columns. Gypsum plasterboard has fire resistance properties better than most of the other similar materials. The document has evolved in parallel with the development of drywall systems, and still stands as the most reliable source for best practice when it comes to drywall design guidance and installation advice. Soundbreak xp gypsum board vertically applied to one side of 358.
British gypsum is the uks leading manufacturer of interior lining systems. Type i and type ii, and to a certain extent type iii, buildings incorporate only noncombustible building elements and are typically constructed with steel, masonry, or concrete. The plasterboard is not fire rated and a fire ie in the elec room, or a bedroom could pass through the ceiling and spread in to what should be a protected corridor or neighbouring bedroom. How do you provide a 30 or 60 minute fire rated horizontal membrane. Gyproc coreboard between studs, secured by gypframe retaining channel. Soundbreak xp gypsum board vertically applied to 6. Technical note drywalling part 1 brewer smith brewer group. Xp fireshield gypsum board features a type x core to provide additional fire resistance ratings when used in tested systems. From december 2005 it is a part of the saintgobain group. Gypsum block is a massive lightweight building material composed of solid gypsum, for building and erecting lightweight, fireresistant, nonload bearing interior walls, partition walls, cavity walls, skin walls, and pillar casing indoors. Gypsum plasterboard with fire resistant additives and a high density core for enhanced sound insulation and impact resistance performance. Links to readonly versions of prior editions of ga216 specification for the application and finishing of gypsum panel products and ga600 fire resistance and sound control design manual.1538 1196 892 609 1370 741 1315 907 479 653 1472 195 727 1080 515 1165 918 483 457 1566 1246 7 665 1603 254 626 930 663 1302 259 718 1268 1428