Fusion Building Systems continues its investment into Research and Development as an on-going goal of improving our product solution. Over the years the Fusion System has been thoroughly tested and now the Two Hour Fire Mark has been surpassed, allowing Fusion to deliver structures above their former limit of 30M. Mark Jowett, Head of Technical Design comments, “Fusion is committed to the production of robust, reliable and safe products for the industry and as such we are always striving for excellence with our programme of continuous improvement.”
The current system has been tested and is certified to 90 minutes fire rating through the SCI-NHBC System manual, and although some data existed for 2 hours, a gap was identified. As a result, Fusion has carried out new fire tests to confirm the performance of the lining boards in conjunction with Siniat at the BRE test facility in Watford.
Steve Warriner of Siniat commented, “It was great working with the team at Fusion preparing for theses tests and I am delighted to achieve such great results to the EN Standards, which breaks new ground in the load-bearing steel frame sector. These results demonstrate the benefits of working in partnership with Fusion”.
Mark Jowett added, “These results demonstrate the robustness of the Fusion product, and reinforces its technical backbone which strengthens Fusion’s commitment to high standards of safety and compliance. I look forward to continuing to move my team forward and enhancing the Fusion product over the coming months.”
External wall comprising the standard Fusion 162 panel lined externally with 1no layer 12.5mm GTEC WeatherDefence and internally with 3no layers of 15mm GTEC Fire Board.
The test was load-bearing and carried out to EN1365-1:1999.
THE RESULT WAS A PASS AND THE TEST WAS TERMINATED AT 2HOURS 30 MINUTES AT THE REQUEST OF THE SPONSORS.
Fusion cassette floor comprising the standard Fusion 254mm joists decked with 18mm OSB. The underside of the floor was lined with 3no layers of 15mm GTEC Fire Board on a standard resilient bar.
The test was load-bearing and carried out to EN1365-2:2000
THE RESULT WAS A PASS AND THE TEST WAS TERMINATED AT 2HOURS 7 MINUTES AT THE REQUEST OF THE SPONSORS.