FP-250 UL Testing

Let’s talk about fireproofing and fire protection.

Fireproofing building structures is performed in order to protect humans from fire events. Most typically, fire protection is either applied to structural members to provide rescuers with valuable time to save occupants, the structures are constructed with a sprinkler system or both. During earthquakes, explosions, and other emergency events, water, and electrical supply are many times damaged and sprinkler systems don’t work.

For structural steel members, approximately 50-percent of the load carrying capacity is compromised when the steel reaches 538o Centigrade (1,000o Fahrenheit). Materials such as gypsum wall board, intumescent paint, and spray applied cementitious fireproofing is applied to structural steel members to provide rescuers with time, between one to four hours to put the fire out, or to get humans out of the structures before a catastrophic failure occurs.

What makes CFC® FP250 Different?

CFC FP250 has achieved Underwriter Laboratories UL263 and UL1709 designs, Jet Fire 3-Hour exposure compliance, UL2431 Category I-A 5th Edition exposure compliance, and 10,000 hour ASTM B117 Salt Spray exposure compliance. All this has been completed with thin or thick design lifts, one-lift application regardless of hourly rating, no lath required, no prime coat required, and including acid, solvent, alkali, and hydrocarbon resistance.

What’s it all mean?

A lot of folks have UL or ICC (International Code Conference) designs and Jet Fire certification. UL2431 Category I-A 5th Edition compliance isn’t even required yet, but, we have it all. A few other folks even have UL1709 Portland based designs that don’t require lath.

So what’s the big deal?

Cold Fusion Concrete contains two materials that are offered in the corrosion resistance market as inhibitors; these materials are sodium metasilicate (sodium silicate), and sodium tetraborate. Sodium metasilicate is a dry/anhydrous version of liquid glass. Liquid glass has an elevated pH that aggressively attaches itself to various objects including metal, concrete, and wood. Sodium tetraborate, better known as Borax enhances the penetration of liquid glass into the surface of various objects; similar to how it makes your whites whiter and colors more vibrant in the laundry by enhancing the cleaning action. Liquid glass, just like any other glass, is an exceptional electrical insulator. Corrosion on steel elements is largely an electro-chemical reaction which is mitigated with electrical grounding, sacrificial layers (galvanizing), or coatings. A glass coating is an exceptional electrochemical corrosion inhibitor. Another form of corrosion occurs chemically. Glass is an exceptional chemical corrosion inhibitor.

Some of the problems with Portland based SFRM’s (Sprayed Fire Resistive Material) and intumescents is cracking, particularly in extreme cold or hot weather climates. One of the reasons for lath or other reinforcements in fireproofing is to reduce the amount of cracking, or when cracking occurs, to reduce the amount of material that falls off the protected element. Thermal coefficients are used to evaluate the amount of movement during variable thermal events. Intumescents are notorious for having undesirable thermal coefficients, many times exceeding 1 X 10-3 inches per degree Fahrenheit. Portland based product thermal coefficients are usually better than intumescents with thermal coefficients of around 3 to 5 X 10-6 inches per degree Fahrenheit. CFC FP250 regularly achieves thermal coefficients of less than 1.5 X 10-6 inches per degree Fahrenheit. The thermal coefficient of steel, wood, concrete, or other materials is dependent upon the grade, density, and internal dynamics of the material itself. It is safe to assume that few materials have exactly the same thermal coefficients, which means things move differently during thermal variance. CFC bonds to substrates and moves with the material it’s bonded to. Therefore, there is no cracking from variable temperature events and no need for reinforcement. Portland based products do not bond like CFC.

Quality integrity is a fickle beast to some SFRM’s, when there are large markets involved. Even still surprisingly, today there are Portland based SFRM designs that approve the use of galvanized metal lath as the reinforcement. Moreover, there are thousands of projects constructed with Portland based SFRM that utilize galvanized metal lath. Galvanizing contains zinc. Zinc reacts with any elevated pH to form carbonates and hydrogen gas; zinc and elevated pH materials are not compatible. Zinc and the elevated pH of Portland are not compatible. Galvanized metal lath’s purpose is to reinforce the SFRM layer, but in- fact is contributory towards the degradation of the layer. CFC FP250 is designed for longevity induced by the integrity used in the design. There doesn’t seem to be any logical integrity in using materials in a life safety coating that degrade each other. We use a spray-on liquid to separate our elevated pH CFC from all galvanized metal.

SFRM design technologists have become experts at testing. For decades now it’s been a competitive race to achieve the thinnest layers for hourly ratings. Of course, the competition includes the price of a bag of SFRM, not necessarily making the ingredient quality a big deal. Although galvanizing contains zinc which reacts poorly with Portland Cement, galvanized metal lath reduces the design thicknesses in the test so somehow it became an accepted approach. It became an accepted approach even to those responsible for qualifying the technical prowess of the materials and design. As long as the material passed the test, the chemistry and long-term effect must be redundant; right?

The competition in price per bag and price per project has produced a couple of really large and desirable markets. One of the markets is SFRM maintenance on projects where the fireproofing is falling off the protected element as a result of corrosion, cracking, or just poor workmanship and/or materials. The other much larger market is identifying and mitigating CUF (Corrosion Under Fireproofing). There is a similar market relative to a similar material called CUI (Corrosion Under Insulation). Both CUF and CUI have incorporated innovative and specialized consulting processes like Eddy Current to analyze the amount and areas of corrosion under the layers, so they can be repaired or replaced before catastrophic failure of the structural steel occurs. As a result of the yearly expenditure of billions of dollars mitigating CUF and/or CUI, these specialized consulting processes have become extremely valuable.

Galvanizing structural steel is an accepted process for inhibiting corrosion in structural steel. A typical ASTM B117 Salt Spray Exposure specification is a 5,000-hour exposure to determine the efficacy of galvanizing. Galvanizing is a sacrificial layer. Galvanizing contains zinc, which reacts poorly with elevated pH materials and expedites the “sacrificial” characteristic. Intumescents are assessed regularly with a minimum 10,000-hour salt spray exposure specification. CFC FP250 is the only cementitious SFRM to have passed the 10,000-hour salt spray exposure; at all thicknesses tested.

When structural steel is fabricated, the first stop in the construction process is the galvanizing plant. From the galvanizing plant the structural steel will either arrive at the fireproofing applicator, or the fireproofing is applied in the field. Imagine for a moment the time, money, and carbon footprint savings if the first stop were removed from the program in order to achieve even better corrosion inhibition.

Development and Benefits of CFC®FP250

We began our development of Cold Fusion Concrete in an attempt to save the world by reducing the carbon footprint of construction and cleaning up industrial waste materials stored in landfills and produced daily. What we learned was that few picked up on our cause; we just weren’t melodramatic enough. We achieved our initial goal by giving the world a tool to dramatically reduce the production of greenhouse gases, and to use waste materials produced from steel and power generation. Still, we just weren’t loud enough; no melodrama.

We tweaked our material a few times and produced one of the most advanced cements on the planet; we started to get a little attention. When we demonstrated how our product provided a life cycle well beyond any other material, thereby saving lots of money; people listened. When we developed the most advanced spray applied fireproofing on the planet; intellects began understanding.

Most fireproofing materials have some deleterious issues. Intumescent applications expand during fire events and protect the elements as a result of the insulating qualities of the expansion. Intumescent materials are expensive and environmentally unpalatable. Many times, the expanding material is washed away by the hose stream of a firefighters water hose and the underlying substrate is exposed to heat.

Portland Cement is used as the binding agent in almost all cementitious fireproofing. Portland Cement has significant weaknesses including a low resistance to weathering, a relatively high-water permeability, and, Portland Cement has very low resistance to chemical attack. These weaknesses cause a reduction in layer thickness and respective hourly rating; corrosion attacks steel substrates due to water permeation, and chemicals erode the fireproofing and increase steel corrosion. CFC FP250 contains no Portland Cement.

The benefits of using FP250 on any project are extra-ordinary to those forward-thinking individuals who are able to consider benefits in and out of the box, unrestrained by archaic repetitive habit. The cost of doing nothing is not just represented in monetary value, but fireproofing is a life safety material. Not only in a fire event, but over time the structural steel plant will erode from corrosion and risk the safety of every employee. Relationships are extremely important in every aspect of business, but when those relationships demand that the safety of the employees and profit and loss statements are risked by continuing with the same processes that don’t work, it’s time for a change.

 

NEW VERTICAL SLIP FORMING TECHNIQUE UTILIZING CEMENTS THAT WILL DOUBLE THE SLIP RATE WHILE CUTTING COST AND MANPOWER

Slip forming has been the fastest construction method for high-rise concrete structures since its invention some seventy years ago in Sweden by Bygging-Uddemann. They are now the largest in the world.
Slip forming’s other strong suite is it’s the safest method of forming since the formwork is only assembled once at ground level.

DOUBLING THE SLIP FORM RATE

Setting time of concrete depends on temperature. This can be achieved by a new type of cement used in the concrete. Seven years ago, a company in Houston Texas called Geopolymer Solutions, LLC invented this cement (binder) for concrete called Cold Fusion Cement (CFC). This company, now with its new cement for concrete, obtained a patent entitled “Method of making construction materials with a voltage.”

In order to meet passive structural steel fireproofing code requirements, there are a number of methods available.

NEW LOW VOLTAGE CFC PRONE CONCRETE

When electricity is passed through CFC the electrons are excited and the concrete cure begins. As the concrete passes the electrical input sources on the forming panels its conductivity will start to cure the mixture while seeking parts of the mix it has not cured. This heat input is assured by the second set of voltage inputs in the bottom third of the forming panels.

OTHER FACTORS THAT WILL SPEED THE SLIP

The CFC is a high slump material that will require fewer concrete placement positions. The CFC mix design will have no air entrainment or vibrating requirements, which will eliminate a few men on the production deck allowing more room for the horizontal bar rod busters to place and tie the bar.
Since the cure will start when the concrete is placed, the pressure on the slip form plates will reduce, allowing them to be moved down on the vertical yokes allowing a larger dimension between the horizontal bar and the work deck. This will allow the rod buster a larger space and time for rebar placing and tying.
The upper deck will have fewer concrete boom placement feeds, allowing better rebar and concrete management.
If the structure is designed with Basalt rebar, its lightweight and ease of handling could easily cut the rebar crew by a third, allowing for better rebar management and a faster slip.

MINIMUM MODIFICATION TO THE SLIP FORM FORMWORK

In general, the formwork will have to be modified to achieve the higher slipping rates. These few changes and adds are as follows:

  • Teflon coating on all forming plates
  • A single wire, low voltage plug-in, from the back through to the surface face so some but not all of the forming panels
  • Placing insulation on the waling’s to ensure there is no incorrect voltage flow to the facing panels. There is a wide variety of ways to accomplish the voltage installation.
  • The voltage input placement for a four-foot deep forming panel run is, a single wire adapter placed one-foot down every five feet along the top and one-foot up from the bottom, placed two and a half feet laterally starting from the inputs above.

Steel loses approximately 50% of its load-bearing capacity when it reaches 1,000oF (537oC). Accordingly, all structural steel buildings and industrial plants with human occupants must be protected from fire events to allow rescuers time to evacuate structures.

Fireproofing can be active, or passive. Active fireproofing consists mainly of sprinkler systems, gases or other means of automatically extinguishing the fire. Passive fire protection consists of sacrificial layers applied to the surface of steel elements in order to provide time for extinguishing the fire or evacuating occupants before structural collapse.

Fire protection is typically specified considering two potential events consisting of cellulose or hydrocarbon events. Cellulose consists of wood fires that develop heat slower and generally develop less overall temperatures. Cellulose fire protection is assessed using a gradual oven test temperature that achieves 2,000oF (1093oC) in four hours. Cellulose protection is utilized in schools, residential, hospitals and commercial structures.

Hydrocarbon consists of aggressive fuel and chemical fires that develop higher heat faster. Hydrocarbon fire protection is assessed using an expedient test oven high temperature of 2,000oF (1093oC) within five minutes and maintaining that temperature for the entire duration of the test.

Other fire exposure protection and testing can consist of Jet Fuel, Pool Fire, Blast and Hose Stream testing. It is, therefore, important for engineers to understand the fireproofing requirements they must meet and the structural steel fireproofing options available.

Structural Steel Fireproofing Code Requirements

Specific code requirements will vary based on your jurisdiction, although most are based on model codes such as the ICC/IBC, NFPA or NORSOk.

The rating of structural components or fireproofing systems is typically expressed as an hourly rating. For example, if a two-hour fire rating is required, the system or construction elements will need to meet the requirements for a two-hour rating in a standard ASTM E119/UL263 (cellulose) or UL1709 (hydrocarbon) fire-resistance test. Fire resistance directories can be used to determine the fire-resistance ratings of various building elements, such as in the directory provided by Underwriter’s Laboratories.

The requirements for any given construction project will vary based on a number of factors, including intended use, location and design. To establish the required fire resistance ratings for your project, consult your local building code, refer to model building codes and/or refer to structural/architectural design requirements.

Structural Steel Fireproofing Methods

In order to meet passive structural steel fireproofing code requirements, there are a number of methods available.

Spray-Applied Fire-Resistive Material (SFRM)

The most common fireproofing method in the United States is to apply a spray-applied fire-resistive material (SFRM). Typical SFRMs are composed of cement and gypsum and may contain other materials such as mineral wool, quartz, perlite or vermiculite. The fireproofing is applied as either a wet or dry spray, or may also be trowelled on to the required thickness.

SFRMs are typically used when fireproofing steel beams or columns. While not its primary use, SFRMs may also provide an added benefit in the form of acoustical or thermal insulation.

However, SFRMs are not usually suitable for surfaces with high exposure to moisture or humidity, which can deteriorate the product. This can make it difficult to use in areas with high humidity or where there are freeze-thaw cycles. Most SFRMs provide little to no independent corrosion inhibition for steel elements and other relative protection must be provided. The surface preparation (blasting, primers, lath/attachments, etc.) for most SFRMs can be costly and time-consuming.

Intumescent Coatings

Intumescent fire-resistive material (IFRM) coatings are another fireproofing material for structural steel. A thin layer of an epoxy-based mixture is applied to the surface. When heated, this coating chars, foams and expands — up to 100 times its original thickness — creating a barrier between the steel element and the fire.

One of the benefits of intumescent paint is its lightweight characteristic and its corresponding ability to be used on exposed steel surfaces, without compromising design.

However, intumescent products are highly vulnerable to environmental exposure during the application, which can limit their performance. The cost of intumescent coatings is also much higher than other options, with the cost increasing the higher the fire rating required.

Intumescent products typically contain inherent corrosion inhibition for steel elements. The surface preparation (blasting, primers, lath/attachments, etc.) for most IFRMs can be costly and time-consuming.

Rigid Board Fireproofing

Rigid Board Fireproofing involves installing a rigid fire-resistive board to beams, columns and deckings. Rigid board fireproofing can be used in out-of-sequence construction phases so that it can be installed “as-you-go.” Rigid board fireproofing can also be used in many environments, including places with freezing weather conditions and with a variety of substrates.

However, rigid board fireproofing tends to be a more expensive and slow to install option, which can impact tight project budgets and timelines. Rigid board fireproofing provides no independent corrosion inhibition for steel elements and other relative protection must be provided (blasting, primers, galvanizing, corrosion-resistant paints, etc.).

Flexible Blanket Systems

Flexible blanket systems offer combined fire, thermal and acoustic insulation and produce no toxic smoke at high temperatures. They are a lightweight and versatile product that can be easy to install even on complex shapes.

However, there is no customization available with flexible blanket systems — the product thickness is set by the manufacturer. The products also require additional fasteners as part of the installation. Finally, there are limited manufacturers of these products.

Flexible blanket systems provide no independent corrosion inhibition for steel elements and other relative protection must be provided (blasting, primers, galvanizing, corrosion-resistant paints, etc.).

Portland Concrete

Concrete and masonry used to be one of the most common methods for fireproofing structural steel. These days, Portland concrete is mainly used to encase large areas of steel such as when fireproofing steel columns.

However, traditional concrete fireproofing of structural steel requires a larger volume of space, has a high carbon footprint and is not design-friendly. Portland concrete fireproofing provides little to no independent corrosion inhibition for steel elements and other relative protection must be provided (blasting, primers, galvanizing, corrosion-resistant paints, etc.).

Geopolymer Fireproofing Methods

The traditional methods that have been long-used in the construction industry often have drawbacks and cannot be used to meet the design or fireproofing needs of projects across a wide range of environments and complexity.

That’s why Geopolymer Solutions created Cold Fusion Concrete® FP250, a spray-on fireproofing for steel. The innovative engineering behind Geopolymer Solutions revives and reimagines ancient methods used by the Romans to create the next generation of SFRM.

Our patented geopolymer concrete technology is a high-density, Portland-free fireproofing material, and it is unlike any other commercially available product. FP250 can be applied to any size steel, overhead and vertical — and it’s never been easier to use spray-on fireproofing for steel beams, columns and systems.

FP250, up to a 4.5-hour fire rating, can be applied in a single one-pass layer, saving you time and providing significant value for money compared to other products of a similar rating.

FP250 boasts a number of benefits, including:

  • Withstands extreme heat without degradation
  • Highly abrasion-resistant
  • Highly impact-resistant
  • Highly resistant to acids, solvents, chlorides and sulfates
  • Able to withstand weathering and resistant to freeze-thaw cycling
  • Long-life span (estimated up to 10 times that of traditional Portland cement concrete)
  • No need to blast, prime or use mesh reinforcements or corner beads
  • Installs extreme inherent corrosion inhibitors
  • Already passed UL1709 5th Edition Requirements
  • Exceeds many technical specifications

The superior strength and durability of FP250 make it highly recommended for applications where safety is paramount, such as petrochemical plants, power plants, schools, hospitals, and military and dock facilities.

By using 50-60% recycled materials, no volatile organic compounds and using no Portland cement in our manufacturing, FP250 is an eco-friendly product that can reduce your carbon footprint. This may be of great help with obtaining LEED certifications.

FP250 bypasses all the challenges of traditional fireproofing options, providing an easy-to-use, cost-efficient, environmentally-friendly and high-performing solution.

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Make sure your project uses the best fireproofing on the market. To learn more about the difference between FP250 and traditional methods of steel fireproofing, contact us.

One of the most costly challenges in the petrochemical industry today is managing corrosion under insulation (CUI) and corrosion under fireproofing (CUF). The most simplistic description of corrosion on steel is rust.

The vast majority of steel corrosion consists of an electro-chemical reaction converting the iron into an oxide. This type of corrosion is most typically prevented or controlled with the use of coatings, galvanizing, or grounding.

The second-largest type of steel corrosion is from chemical attack. This type of corrosion can be prevented or controlled with the use of coatings.

NACE (National Association of Corrosion Engineers) estimated in NACE International News, March 8, 2016, that the “global cost of corrosion at $2.5 trillion annually.” For some countries, this is a significant portion of their GDP. Energy Skeptic reported on March 26, 2016, that in the U.S.:

  • $1.4 billion annual loss due to steel corrosion in the Oil & Gas Exploration and Production Industry.
  • $3.4 billion annual loss due to steel corrosion in the Petroleum Refining Industry.
  • $1.7 billion annual loss due to steel corrosion in the Chemical, Petrochemical and Pharmaceutical Industries.
  • $6.0 billion annual loss due to steel corrosion in the Pulp and Paper Industry.

Corrosion is a real problem that costs the average American.

Industrial piping and vessels will corrode from excessive moisture or water penetration — if there’s not an effective, lasting treatment in place. Engineers mitigate these risks with protective treatments and inspections, some of which come with significant hurdles.

But there are more sustainable solutions that have been adopted to help engineers avoid (costly) mistakes and prevent corrosion under insulation and fireproofing entirely.

Side Effects of Corrosion Under Insulation and Fireproofing

Corrosion under insulation and fireproofing costs building and project owners billions of dollars every year. Many of the factors that cause corrosion, like equipment design, weather, salt spray, humidity and other factors are a challenge — if not impossible — to control. This makes consistent maintenance and frequent inspections not just necessary, but standard.

Corrosion under insulation and fireproofing are responsible for many leaks, cracks and other damage including catastrophic structural failure, and there’s pressure in the chemical, manufacturing and refining industries to find effective solutions.

Corrosion under insulation and fireproofing will continue to occur for the foreseeable future, making preventative maintenance and CUI/CUF detection methods of critical importance. Preventing corrosion under insulation and corrosion under fireproofing could save the industry from extra, unnecessary costs and energy expenditure.

Because fireproofing is a necessary part of any industrial productivity to protect workers and the public, measures must be taken to control CUF.

Strategies for Preventing Corrosion

There are a few effective strategies for preventing corrosion under insulation and fireproofing, from the materials selected to the barriers and maintenance systems in place. Many times the means utilized to discover corrosion are not timely and elements must be replaced.

But there are a number of non-invasive methods for inspection, from Eddy Current, radiography to ultrasonic thickness measurements, where sound waves help to capture data from the piping design. This data helps engineers determine instances of CUI and CUF in structural elements, and piping and vessels so that the damage can be addressed.

Expedient discovery is an important part of the strategy. When corrosion begins, the damage is most times exponential with time.

More Effective Solutions for Corrosion

However, there’s another approach to prevention: using a corrosion inhibitor. When applied, a high-quality corrosion inhibitor product provides excellent protection and damage resistance to structural elements, industrial piping and vessels.

Modern manufacturers have produced a cold fusion concrete that contains an alkali-activator largely comprised of glassy elements, resulting in a product that prevents damage like other materials can’t. The mixture contains no Portland cement, making it far more environmentally palatable to produce, and the product contains none of the inherent weaknesses of Portland.

Using an alkali-activated cement solution gives engineers more options for corrosion protection, as it’s easily produced by combining materials that are accessible throughout the world.

The inherent concrete corrosion inhibitor has been proven to prevent rusting and damage on metal substrates, even after being tested with ten thousand hours of salt spray exposure (ASTM B117). Third-party test report results indicate that using this glassy corrosion inhibitor has a higher resistance to acids, solvents, sulfates and fire than other treatments.

Solutions That Sustain

Source: Corrosion under insulation and fireproofing has been a long-standing issue for engineers. “CUI is difficult to find because of the insulation cover that masks the corrosion problem until it is too late,” wrote Michael Twomey for Inspectioneering. “It is expensive to remove the insulation.” Fireproofing is no different.

But engineers and builders have solutions for corrosion under insulation and fireproofing by using the right forms of prevention. Maintenance and inspections are a standard part of every job site, but using an effective corrosion inhibitor is the best way to prevent damage and costly repairs.
The corrosion inhibitor materials from Geopolymer Solutions have helped engineers everywhere address the demands (and cost) of better structural element, piping and vessel protection. Geopolymer Solutions’ Cold Fusion Concrete/cement’s glassy characteristic electrically insulates the substrate and doesn’t allow water or chemicals to contact steel features, eliminating the possibility of corrosion before it begins.

Your project will likely require some sort of fireproofing to protect workers and reduce economic loss during explosions or fire events. Using an economical and environmentally superior fireproofing that inhibits corrosion at the same time makes perfect sense.

The vast majority of clients are return customers, and working with Geopolymer Solutions includes comprehensive training prior to using their products.

The best way to prevent damage is by inhibiting it completely. If you’d like to find out more about Geopolymer Solutions and the high-performance products available, reach out to an expert here.

Pictures present acid resistance tests performed on Cold Fusion Concrete, with Portland Cement Concrete samples tested in the same acid and concentration. Try to guess which samples are Cold Fusion Concrete.

Pictures present a demonstration conducted at an extremely reputable coatings company using Cold Fusion Concrete FP250, and the Coating Company’s equipment.

Pictures present the construction of a Nitric Acid secondary containment using Cold Fusion Concrete A260.

Pictures present several segments of one of our many visits to Underwriter Laboratories, LLC, where our Cold Fusion FP250 material underwent extensive analysis for certification and design purposes.

Pictures present an event that occurred at Geopolymer Solutions’ plant in Conroe, Texas. An extremely reputable coatings company brought their equipment and sprayed our Cold Fusion Concrete A220 series material in a dry mix gunite application.

Environmentalists and the concrete industry are looking to Geopolymer Solutions and what we offer: an economical, more durable and environmentally friendly concrete with a 90% reduction

INTRO

Geopolymer Solutions, LLC (GPS) has developed Cold Fusion Concrete ® (CFC) FP250 Series Spray Applied Fireproofing for use where extreme durability and chemical resistance is desired. This UL listed (Design X860) 42 to 48 pounds per cubic foot (pcf) density material contains fire resistant microfiber to resist cracking during seismic events or shipping and handling of coated members. This fiber, combined with an early and final compressive strength greater than that in any other cementitious fireproofing material, makes FP250 the material of choice, especially for shop applications. FP250 contains no Portland cement and has none of the weaknesses of conventional cementitious fireproofing materials. FP250 has elevated resistance to acids, solvents, chlorides and sulfates. Due to the reduced permeability of FP250, harsh environmental conditions including extreme heat and cold, and salt water spray have no detrimental effect.
Cold Fusion Concrete ® FP250 contains 80 – 90% recycled content and can be helpful in obtaining LEED certification.

Geopolymer Solutions, LLC (GPS) has developed Cold Fusion Concrete ® (CFC) FP250 Series Spray Applied Fireproofing for use where extreme durability and chemical resistance is desired. This UL listed (

SUBSTANTIAL

Geopolymer Solutions, LLC (GPS) has developed Cold Fusion Concrete ® (CFC) FP250 Series Spray Applied Fireproofing for use where extreme durability and chemical resistance is desired. This UL listed (Design X860) 42 to 48 pounds per cubic foot (pcf) density material contains fire resistant microfiber to resist cracking during seismic events or shipping and handling of coated members. This fiber, combined with an early and final compressive strength greater than that in any other cementitious

fireproofing material, makes FP250 the material of choice, especially for shop applications. FP250 contains no Portland cement and has none of the weaknesses of conventional cementitious fireproofing materials. FP250 has elevated resistance to acids, solvents, chlorides and sulfates.

INTRO

fireproofing material, makes FP250 the material of choice, especially for shop applications. FP250 contains no Portland cement and has none of the weaknesses of conventional cementitious fireproofing materials. FP250 has elevated resistance to acids, solvents, chlorides and sulfates.