Fire and insulation
Non-combustible stone wool insulation
In case of fire, the choice of insulation material can become a vital issue in terms of casualties, property or environmental damage. Due to the nature of the raw materials used, Rockwool insulation products have superb fire properties. They are non-combustible and their fibres have the ability to withstand temperatures exceeding 1000°C.
As we spend big part of our life in buildings, they have to ensure our comfort and safety. It is crucial for industry practitioners to use non-combustible products while designing and building. The same applies to the selection of insulation materials to be used in a system or building construction. While the benefits of having non-combustible insulation are not always immediately apparent, an occurrence of fire in a building that uses non-combustible insulation will have significant impact.
Time is vital for fire fighters. It is essential that a building does not contain many combustible building materials but consists of fire-resistant materials, which can delay the spread of fire and provide many vital extra minutes to save people and property.
The fire curve below shows the melting point of few of the construction materials, at which a solid material melts into liquid state. Rockwool stone wool can resist temperatures above 1000°C.
Standard fire curve (ISO 834)