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Thermocoat is a water-based intumescent paint system providing fire resistance to structural steel and cast iron of up to 90 mins with a minimum number of coats.
A compatible decorative overcoat system ensures the system will enhance the building’s architectural and design features.
How it works
The heat of a fire triggers a catalytic reaction, causing the expansion of an insulating char layer up to 50 times the paint thickness.
This layer keeps the steel below its critical temperature, thus maintaining the structural integrity of the building.
Product performance assessment is based upon UKAS/ NAMAS Fire Test Laboratory Certification to BS 476 Part 21 - Fire Resistance to load bearing elements of structures.
Please consult Technical Department 01142 768008 for detailed specification advice.
Thermoguard issue a Certificate of Supply on request for each specified project for insurance,Fire and Building Control Authority and Client Records.
Preparation and Pretreatment
Steel and cast iron should be free from rust and millscale and primed with Thermoguard High Build Metal Primer to 75 microns DFT (or alternative good quality anti-corrosive primer compatible with intumescent paints) in accordance with manufacturers instructions.
Treat Galvanised surfaces with "T" wash/Mordant solution and prime with zinc phosphate or other primer for steel.
Thermoguard High Build Metal Primer may be left without further overcoating or decorated with appropriate conventional paint where no fire resistance is required.
Thermocoat W may be applied by brush, roller or airless spray.
To achieve the best finish in the shortest time, spray application is recommended. Prior to application the contractor should contact Thermoguard's Technical Department and obtain a basecoat application schedule.
To assist correct application in accordance with this schedule, a wet film gauge will be supplied with the order. Further wet film gauges will be provided on request.
Airless Spray Pump
Care should be taken to clean filters regularly.
Cleaning should be undertaken with water.
Intumescent compounds and resin binders, with high opacity pigments.
TECHNICAL, ADVISORY AND ESTIMATING SERVICE
Themoguard have in-house estimators who provide realistic, confidental guidance on project costings to contractors and quantity surveyors.They also provide expert advice and assistance with all aspects of specification and application.
Themoguard is ISO 9000 registered. All products are manufactured and supplied under the principles of ISO 9000.
ENVIRONMENTAL, HEALTH & SAFETY
Thermoguard Thermocoat W is a low-odour, water-based coating, making it user and environmentally friendly. The range of topcoats are either water-based or 2010 compliant and safe to use in accordance with manufacturers instructions.
Thermoguard, Kirkby Street, Hull, HU2 0HE
Tel: 01142 768008 | Fax: 01142 381966
All materials and specifications are provided in accordance with the Terms and Conditions of Thermoguard UK Ltd.
Refer to Health & Safety Data Sheets before using these products.
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