A fire occurred at an Australian poultry processing premises, late on an afternoon in January 2010.The area involved in the fire included the loading dock, finished product chiller, tunnelling chiller and plant room, all of which were contained within one building structure, approximately 10 metres in height and with 3,000m2floor area.
– The Kingspan Insurer Certified PIR insulated panels suffered only minor damage from heat.
– The heat created by the fire in adjacent non-Kingspan EPS panels resulted in significant heat being generated, which caused distortion of steel structural building framework, and melting of plastic pipes and fittings.
– The Kingspan panels did not contribute to the fire in any way, and provided firewall type shielding to a significant portion of the building to stop spread of the fire, and protect specialised processing facilities from damage.
Read the full case study on pg 22 of the Real Fire Case Studies brochure