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SECTION 07 81 23.30
WATER-BORNE INTUMESCENT FIREPROOFING
 
 
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** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** International Protective Coatings; Water-Borne Intumescent Fireproofing.
This section is based on the products of International Protective Coatings, which is located at:
6001 Antoine Drive.
Houston, TX 77092.
Te1: (713) 682-1711.
Fax: (713) 684-1515.
Email : request info
Web: http://www.international-pc.com.
International Protective Coatings has operations in 54 countries worldwide and over 3,500 employees. The company's International® brandname has worldwide market leadership positions in Marine, Protective and Yacht paints. International Protective Coatings is the leading supplier of high performance Protective Coatings and forms part of Akzo Nobel, a market driven, technology based company specializing in Coatings, Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals.
 
PART 1 GENERAL
 
1.1
SECTION INCLUDES
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete items below not required for project.
 
A.
Water-borne intumescent fire protection material.
B.
Protective decorative top coat finish.
1.2
RELATED SECTIONS
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete any sections below not relevant to this project; add others as required.
 
A.
Section 05 10 00 - Structural Metal Framing: Structural Metal Framing.
B.
Section 05 12 16 - Fabricated Fireproofed Steel Columns: Structural steel and framing with reference to primer receiving fire protection materials.
C.
Section 07 80 00 - Fire and Smoke Protection: Fire and Smoke Protection.
D.
Section 09 90 00 - Painting and Coating: Painting and Coating.
1.3
REFERENCES
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete references from the list below that are not actually required by the text of the edited section.
 
A.
Association of the American Walls And Ceilings Industries (AWCI)
1.
AWCI Technical Manual 12-B, Standard Practice for the Testing and Inspection of Field Applied Thin-Film Intumescent Fire-Resistive Materials; an Annotated Guide.
B.
ASTM International (ASTM):
1.
ASTM E 84 - Standard Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials.
2.
ASTM E 119 - Standard Methods of Fire Tests of Building Construction & Materials.
3.
ASTM D 4541 - Method for Pull off strength of coatings using portable Adhesion tester.
4.
ASTM D 2240 - Standard Test method for Rubber Property - Durometer Hardness.
C.
International Standards Organization (ISO):
1.
ISO 20340 - Performance Requirements for Protective Paint Systems.
D.
The Society of Protective Coatings (SSPC):
1.
SSPC SP-6: Commercial Blast Cleaning Standard.
E.
Underwriters Laboratories Inc (UL):
1.
Fire Resistive Directory, Volume 1; Current edition. Classification identified as Mastic and Intumescent Coatings (CDWZ).
2.
UL 263 - Fire Test of Building Construction and Material.
F.
United States Green Building Council (USGBC):
1.
LEED for New Construction - Current Version.
1.4
SUBMITTALS
A.
Submit under provisions of Section 01 30 00 - Administrative Requirements.
B.
Product Data: Submit product data including manufacturer's technical information indicating product performance characteristics, performance and limitation criteria.
C.
Fire Test Evidence: Submit published third party design listings for fire resistance ratings and product thickness. Include evidence that the fire testing was sponsored by the manufacturer and that the material tested was produced at the manufacturers facility under the supervision of third party certification personnel.
D.
Application Instructions: Submit manufacturer's written application instructions.
E.
Applicator Qualifications: Submit applicator's current certification as a manufacturer trained and qualified installer.
F.
Manufacturer Qualification: Submit manufacturer documentation that the fireproofing product complies with the specified contract requirements.
G.
Shop Drawings: Submit plan, section, elevation and perspective drawings as necessary to depict system configuration, design considerations and application procedures.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete selection samples if colors have already been selected.
 
H.
Selection Samples: For each finish product specified, a set of water-borne intumescent fire protection samples representing manufacturer's range of available materials, finishes and shapes.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete the entire next article if LEED Credit is not required on this project.
 
1.5
CONTRIBUTION TO LEED CREDITS
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Interchar 1120 fire protection material is manufactured in Houston, TX and greater than 20 percent of the raw materials are extracted within a 500 mile radius of the Houston manufacturing facility. If this location falls within a 500 mile radius of the project site, then Interchar 1120 can contribute to earning Materials and Resources Credit 5.2. Delete the next paragraph if not applicable.
 
A.
MR Credit 5.2: Regional Materials- 20 percent extracted, processed and manufactured regionally: 1 Credit.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete the next paragraph if not applicable.
 
B.
EQ Credit 4.2: Low-Emitting Materials: 1 Credit.
1.
Pre-manufactured water-borne fire protection materials are zero VOC as measured in accordance with the Green Seal Standard GS-11 requirements.
1.6
QUALITY ASSURANCE
A.
Material Manufacturer: Company specializing in manufacturing products listed in this section with a minimum of ten years documented experience.
B.
Applicator: Company specializing in applying the work of this section with a minimum of three years documented experience and qualified by the material manufacturer.
C.
Product:
1.
All products listed in this section must be manufactured under the appropriate follow-up service with each container bearing the certified label (mark).
2.
Water-borne intumescent fire protection system will be a complete system from a single source consisting of primer, water borne intumescent material, and decorative topcoat.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Include a mock-up if the project size and/or quality warrant taking such a precaution. The following is one example of how a mock-up on a large project might be specified. When deciding on the extent of the mock-up, consider all the major different types of work on the project.
 
D.
Mock-Up: Provide a mock-up for evaluation of surface preparation techniques and application workmanship.
1.
Before proceeding with the work, the installer will apply the primer, intumescent material and decorative top coat to a representative substrate section of 10 square feet in size. Areas will be designated by the Architect.
2.
Materials must be applied in accordance with the project requirements for fire rating thickness, finish texture and color.
3.
The application must be witnessed by the Architect's or Owner's representative and is subject to their approval. Once agreed upon in writing, it serves as a guide for the finished work.
4.
Do not proceed with remaining work until workmanship, color, and sheen are approved by Architect.
5.
Refinish mock-up area as required to produce acceptable work.
1.7
DELIVERY, STORAGE, AND HANDLING
A.
Delivery: Deliver materials in manufacturer's original, sealed, undamaged container with identification label intact. Packaged materials must bear the appropriate labels, seals and designated certification mark for fire resistive ratings.
B.
Storage: Store materials in strict accordance with manufacturers documented instructions.
C.
Documentation: All batch number, product identification and quantities shall be recorded on appropriate QC documents. A copy of the transport document and manufacturers conformance certificate shall be attached to the material delivery QC form.
D.
Store and dispose of hazardous materials, and materials contaminated by hazardous materials, in accordance with requirements of local authorities having jurisdiction.
1.8
PROJECT CONDITIONS
A.
Project Environmental Requirements: Substrate and air temperature shall be in accordance with the manufacturers requirements.
1.
Protect work area from windblown dust and rain. Protect adjacent areas from over spray of fireproofing material.
2.
Provide ventilation in areas to receive work of this section during application and minimum 24 hours after application.
B.
Temperature and Humidity Requirements: Maintain air temperature and relative humidity in areas where products will be applied for a time period before during and after application as recommended by manufacturer.
1.
Do not apply water-borne intumescent fire protection system when temperature of substrate and/or surrounding ambient air temperature is below 41 degrees F (5 C). Temporary protection and heat shall be maintained at this minimum temperature for 24 hours before, during and 24 hours after material application.
2.
Steel substrate temperature shall be a minimum of 5 deg F (3 deg C) above the dew point of the surrounding air for a period of 24 hours prior and during the application of the material.
3.
If necessary for job schedule, the General Contractor shall provide enclosures and heat to maintain proper temperatures and humidity levels in the application areas.
4.
The relative humidity of the application area shall not exceed a maximum of 85 percent for 24 hours prior, during and 24 hours after the application of the material.
1.9
SEQUENCING AND SCHEDULING
A.
Sequence and coordinate application of water-borne intumescent fire protection system with Work in other sections which would interfere with efficient fireproofing application.
B.
Do not apply water-borne intumescent materials to supporting structural steel until the concrete toppings and/or roofing applications have been completed and are substantially dry.
1.10
WARRANTY
A.
At project closeout, provide to Owner or Owners Representative an executed copy of the manufacturer's standard limited warranty against manufacturing defect, outlining its terms, conditions, and exclusions from coverage.
1.
Duration: Minimum two years.
PART 2 PRODUCTS
 
2.1
MANUFACTURERS
A.
Acceptable Material Manufacturer: International Protective Coatings; 6001 Antoine Dr.; Houston, TX 77092. ASD. Tel: 713-684-1206. Fax: 713-684-1515. Email : request info; Web: www.international-pc.com .
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete one of the following two paragraphs; coordinate with requirements of Division 1 section on product options and substitutions.
 
B.
Substitutions: Not permitted.
C.
Requests for substitutions must be made 30 days prior to submittal and contain the full name of each product, descriptive literature, testing data collected from industry consensus standard testing, data on past performance, manufacturer's instruction for use and generic type. Information must demonstrate equivalence of product and performance to the specified material and complete systems. No intumescent fireproofing or coating material may be procured or delivered to the project site prior to the review and acceptance of the proposed materials by the Architect in writing.
2.2
MATERIALS
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Combined with our water based primers and topcoats, Interchar 1120 can provide a complete LEED compliant package and truly sustainable approach for your project.
 
A.
Interchar 1120: Intumescent fireproofing coating as manufactured by International Paint, LLC.
1.
Description: Single pack, chlorine-free, water-borne intumescent coating designed to protect interior exposed steel.
2.
Dry Film Thickness: Maximum 1.700 microns (28 mils) per pass.
3.
Volume Solids (ISO 3233): 68 percent +/- 3 percent.
4.
VOC (EPA Method 24): less than 50g/l; 0.16 lb/gallon.
5.
Surface Burning - ASTM E 84: Class A.
6.
Durometer Hardness - ASTM D 2240: min 50 Shore D.
7.
Bond Strength - ASTM D4541: Minimum 100 psi.
8.
Color: White.
B.
Fireproofing Performance: Provide water-borne intumescent fire protection system, tested by independent testing agency in accordance with ASTM E 119/UL 263, and acceptable to authorities having jurisdiction:
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Select testing requirements. Delete paragraphs not applicable.
 
1.
Listed by UL, ULC, ITS/WH.
2.
Listed by UL and bearing the UL label.
3.
Listed by ITS/WH and bearing the ITS/WH label.
C.
Structural Steel Columns Fire Resistance Rating:
1.
Fire Resistance Rating: ______ hours.
2.
Design Number: ________________.
D.
Structural Steel Beams Fire Resistance Rating:
1.
Fire Resistance Rating: ______ hours.
2.
Design Number: ________________.
E.
Primer Coating: Approved by the water-borne intumescent manufacturer and applied in accordance with the primer manufacturers documented instructions.
F.
Decorative Topcoat: Approved by water-borne intumescent manufacturer and applied in accordance with the topcoat manufacturer's documented instructions.
PART 3 EXECUTION
 
3.1
EXAMINATION
A.
All surfaces to receive the water-borne intumescent material must be clean, dry and free of oil, grease, loose mill scale, dirt, dust or other foreign substances which would impair bond of the water-borne intumescent material to the substrate.
B.
Where necessary, cleaning or other corrections of the surfaces to receive the water-borne intumescent material are the responsibility of the installer of the incompatible substrate.
C.
Do not commence installation of the water-borne intumescent system until the contractor, installer and inspector have examined the surfaces to receive the fire protection and determined the surfaces are acceptable to receive the fire protection material. Commencement of installation is acceptance of substrate.
D.
Verify that substrate and workspace temperature and humidity conditions are in accordance with requirements of this section.
E.
Verify that all clip hangers, piping, ducts, equipment or other items which would interfere with the installation of the water-borne intumescent system are not positioned or installed until application is complete.
3.2
PREPARATION
A.
Provide masking, drop cloths or other suitable coverings to prevent overspray onto surfaces not intended to be affected by Work in this section.
B.
Clean substrate free of dust, dirt, grease or other foreign substances that would impair with the bond of the water-borne intumescent system.
C.
Comply with Commercial Blast Cleaning in accordance with SSPC SP-6 for minimum surface preparation.
D.
Grind smooth all weld spatter and defects prior to commencement of fire protection installation.
3.3
APPLICATION
A.
Equipment and installation procedures must conform to the water-borne intumescent manufacturer's application instructions. The intumescent material is applied at the required dry film thickness in accordance with the appropriate fire design listing.
B.
Apply approved primer to properly cleaned substrate in accordance with manufacturer's application instructions. Primer applied at the steel fabricators shop must be in accordance with the provisions of Section 01 52 19 - Sanitary Facilities.
C.
Apply water-borne intumescent material only to primed surfaces and in accordance with manufacturer's installation instructions.
D.
Final texture and finish of the water-borne intumescent surface must be completed prior to the application of the decorative top coat and in accordance with the approved mock-up samples.
E.
Apply decorative top coat in accordance with the manufacturer's application instructions. Final color, gloss and finish will be determined and approved by the Architect.
3.4
FIELD QUALITY CONTROL
A.
At the Owners expense, the Architect will select an independent testing laboratory to inspect and verify the installation of the water-borne intumescent material in accordance with the provisions of AWCI Technical Manual 12-B, Standard Practice for the Testing and Inspection of Field Applied Thin-Film Intumescent Fire-Resistive Materials; an Annotated Guide.
B.
The fire protection material inspection must be performed prior to the application of the decorative top coat.
C.
All test results must be made available to all parties at the completion of each pre-designated area and approved prior to the application of top-coat.
D.
In-place fire protection material not in compliance with the specification requirements must be corrected prior to the application of the decorative top coat.
E.
Prior to application, random pre-determined liquid samples of the water borne intumescent material must be submitted for material characterization (fingerprinting) in accordance with the procedures detailed in the ISO 20340 Standard. Sample frequency will be pre-determined by the architect and testing performed by an independent testing laboratory or the intumescent material manufacturer.
3.5
CLEAN UP AND REPAIR
A.
Upon completion of installation, all excess material, overspray and debris must be cleared and removed from the job site.
B.
Remove fire protection materials from surfaces not required to be fireproofed.
C.
All patching and repair to in-place intumescent material, due to damage by other trades, will be performed under this section and paid for by the trade responsible for the damage. Patching must be performed by the qualified installer and applied in accordance with the manufacturer's installation instructions.
3.6
PROTECTION
A.
Protect installed products until completion of project.
B.
Touch-up, repair or replace damaged products before Substantial Completion.
END OF SECTION