Hebel’s PowerShield High Performance Fire Wall Systems are certified for hydrocarbon fire exposure, protecting power utility and infrastructure assets, such as road tunnels, against petrochemical fire. Suitable for critical asset wall enclosures and ceilings in tunnels and to protect support structures of the wall and ceiling systems.
Designed to withstand heat up to 1300°C, the PowerShield systems achieve high fire resistance performance when exposed to the Hydrocarbon Modified (HCM) curve for 2 hours (Exova Warringtonfire Fire Assessment 28255-04 RIR). When exposed to cellulosic fire, the systems achieve an FRL of-/240/240 (for horizontally installed wall panels up to 6000mm high) in accordance with AS 1530.4-2005 (Exova Warringtonfire Fire Assessment 24648-07).
Tested and proven for thermal and acoustic performance as well as fire resistance, the systems can be used for new structures or retrofitted. Column protection is achieved by encasing the steel member with the Hebel PowerShield panel. For walls in electromagnetic fields, non-inductive panels can be supplied. Panel thickness ranges from 150mm to 300mm in lengths up to 6 meters.
The PowerShield systems are easy to install where there is restricted site access and does not require heavy lifting equipment, a distinct advantage compared with concrete.