Fire Performance of Technical Insulation

Here at Kingspan we aim to provide clear and proven information about our products and their fire performance. The information on this page summarises key research about our products’ fire performance in conjunction with the Building Regulations / Standards. For specific products' fire ratings please see their product page.

What Underpins the Fire Performance of Kingspan's Technical Insulation Products? 

In terms of reaction to fire, and in accordance with the Euroclass Classification BS EN 13501-1, Kingspan Kooltherm Pipe Insulation products can achieve as good as BL,s1,d0, which is the highest rating that phenolic, pir, pur and nitrile rubber can be assessed against. 

  • B - Very limited contribution to fire and will not lead to flashover
  • BL - A subscript L detailed after the reaction to fire rating indicates that the test has been performed on linear pipe insulation products (outside diameter ≤300mm).
  • s1 - Little or no smoke production
  • d0 - No flaming droplets / particles

All euroclass ratings for Kooltherm, Therma, and KoolDuct products can be found on their respective product pages.

Kingspan also offers pipe and duct isulation that is FM Approved in specific constructions. These products are subjected to rigorous fire tests and associated ongoing audits.

Kingspan Kooltherm Charring Demonstration

This video shows how Kingspan Kooltherm insulation chars when it is burnt and self-extinguishes when removed from a heat source. Find out more here: http://bit.ly/2DydP3b

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