Fire Resistant Ductwork: New White Paper

Bury, United Kingdom (PressExposure) June 29, 2011 -- Newly published, from ventilation ductwork specialist Senior Hargreaves, a 2000 word white paper examines how fire resistant ductwork helps protect life, safeguards property and promotes enterprise survival in the event of fire. Hargreaves is making their extensive knowledge and experience available to building services engineers, insurance company surveyors, senior fire officers, health and safety practitioners and others with professional involvement.

The core of the paper is a discussion of the requirements of Building Regulations and the Loss Prevention Council rules. This includes an exploration of the crucial role of fire compartments and the use of fire walls and resistive structures in buildings. The paper also looks at special cases such as car park and kitchen ventilation and explains the importance of stability, integrity and insulation in fire ductwork.

Various methods for meeting the technical requirements are examined comparatively in the light of practical conditions on construction sites. "The paper will be useful to engineers and other professionals engaged in specifying building services. We hope that it will promote and encourage best practice and high engineering standards," explained Hargreaves director Phil Johnson.

To obtain a personal copy of the white paper, telephone Denise Mercer at Senior Hargreaves on 0161 764 5082 or e-mail with business address details.

Senior Hargreaves is the UK's largest ductwork manufacturer. They produce over 4,000 tonnes of HVAC ductwork each year for a diverse range of construction applications. The HFD range of fully tested fire resistant ductwork is designed for smoke extract and ventilation in fire engineering projects, where safe evacuation of people is vital.

Hargreaves Fire Duct (HFD), a complete range of fully tested fire-rated ductwork, meets the need for safe and efficient removal of hot and toxic combustion products. In kitchens, car parks and other special situations HFD protects life, property and contributes to enterprise continuity.

More Information

Phil Johnson, Senior Hargreaves, Tel. +44 (0)161 764 5082 Fax. +44 (0)161 762 2336

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Senior Hargreaves, Lord Street, Bury, Lancashire BL9 0RG, UK

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About Senior Hargreaves

Senior Hargreaves has a special products division that draws on extensive in-house engineering resources to produce unique/low volume HVAC and architectural ductwork products to the most exacting standards. A typical example is tunnel ventilation for major transport infrastructure projects.

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