PROMASPRAY® F5

ADVANTAGES

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Integrated fire protective coating system

PROMASPRAY® F5 is a spray applied, single package factory controlled premix, based on vermiculite and Portland cement.

PROMASPRAY® F5 produces a monolithic coating able to withstand the thermal shocks experienced in a high intensity hydrocarbon fire. Concrete structures in particular, will be protected from explosive spalling when coated with PROMASPRAY® F5.

Although low in density, thus significantly reducing dead load, PROMASPRAY® F5 is highly durable and will not crack or spall under mechanical impact.

PROMASPRAY® F5 is used for application on construction elements such as individual steel or concrete sections particularly where off-site application is required. It is also suitable for use on structures and vessels in the oil, gas, petrochemical and power industries.

Properties & Performances
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PROPERTIES & PERFORMANCES

Colour and finish Off-white, monolithic, spray texture. May be floated or roller finished
Minimum practical thickness

5/16in (8mm) when unreinforced, 5/8in (15mm) when reinforced

Theoretical coverage

15 Bd. Ft/Bag (62m2/tonne) at 1in (25mm) thickness

Cure By hydraulic set
Initial set

2 to 6 hours at 68°F (20°C) and 50% RH

Density (Nominal)

48.4pcf (775kg/m3) ±15% (when dry and in place)

Combustibility Non-combustible to BS476: Part 4
Smoke generation Does not contribute to smoke generation
Thermal conductivity

1.32BTU in/hr ft2 (0.19W/mK) at 68°F (20°C)

Corrosion resistance Does not promote corrosion of steel. However, a primed substrate is recom- mended for long term corrosion resistance, particularly when the structure is to be fully exposed to the elements. See Preparation
pH value
12.0 - 12.5
Sound absorption
Noise reduction coefficient (NRC) 0.35
Fire resistance  Concrete and steel structures protected with PROMASPRAY® FMII have undergone extensive fire resistance tests at approved independent laboratories to recognised standards throughout the world, including:
  • UK (BS 476: Parts 20-21: 1987 Appendix D)
  • Germany (DIN 4102)
  • International Standard ISO 834
  • Netherlands, RWS (Fire Test procedures for tunnels GT-98036-1a) 
  • France, Hydrocarbon Modified HCM
  • Italy (UNI 11076)
  • USA (ASTM E119, UL263 and UL1709 - Design No. XR719)
The fire resistance test results relate solely to the constructions tested and test conditions imposed. Promat provides computer based thickness calculations to meet specific fire resistance requirements on request.

FIRE PROTECTION THICKNESS

Fire protection thickness requirements are often specified in the owner operator’s engineering codes of practice. Alternatively, please consult Promat. 

All physical and mechanical values are averages based on standard production and tested according to internal procedures. The typical values are given for guidance. The figures can change dependent on the test methods used. If a particular value is of prime importance for a specification, please consult Promat Technical Department.

PROPERTIES & PERFORMANCES

Colour and finish Off-white, monolithic, spray texture. May be floated or roller finished
Minimum practical thickness

5/16in (8mm) when unreinforced, 5/8in (15mm) when reinforced

Theoretical coverage

15 Bd. Ft/Bag (62m2/tonne) at 1in (25mm) thickness

Cure By hydraulic set
Initial set

2 to 6 hours at 68°F (20°C) and 50% RH

Density (Nominal)

48.4pcf (775kg/m3) ±15% (when dry and in place)

Combustibility Non-combustible to BS476: Part 4
Smoke generation Does not contribute to smoke generation
Thermal conductivity

1.32BTU in/hr ft2 (0.19W/mK) at 68°F (20°C)

Corrosion resistance Does not promote corrosion of steel. However, a primed substrate is recom- mended for long term corrosion resistance, particularly when the structure is to be fully exposed to the elements. See Preparation
pH value
12.0 - 12.5
Sound absorption
Noise reduction coefficient (NRC) 0.35
Fire resistance  Concrete and steel structures protected with PROMASPRAY® FMII have undergone extensive fire resistance tests at approved independent laboratories to recognised standards throughout the world, including:
  • UK (BS 476: Parts 20-21: 1987 Appendix D)
  • Germany (DIN 4102)
  • International Standard ISO 834
  • Netherlands, RWS (Fire Test procedures for tunnels GT-98036-1a) 
  • France, Hydrocarbon Modified HCM
  • Italy (UNI 11076)
  • USA (ASTM E119, UL263 and UL1709 - Design No. XR719)
The fire resistance test results relate solely to the constructions tested and test conditions imposed. Promat provides computer based thickness calculations to meet specific fire resistance requirements on request.

FIRE PROTECTION THICKNESS

Fire protection thickness requirements are often specified in the owner operator’s engineering codes of practice. Alternatively, please consult Promat. 

All physical and mechanical values are averages based on standard production and tested according to internal procedures. The typical values are given for guidance. The figures can change dependent on the test methods used. If a particular value is of prime importance for a specification, please consult Promat Technical Department.

Preparation & Application
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PREPARATION


Typical substrates Concrete and steel
Substrate preparation The substrate must be clean, dry and free from visible moisture (including condensation), concrete laitance, formwork release oils, loose millscale, loose rust and any other condition preventing good adhesion.
Concrete curing agents should not be used.
Mesh reinforcement

Most fire tests conducted have been carried out without mesh reinforcement, to demonstrate the ability of PROMASPRAY® F5 to stay in place under the most severe fire conditions. However, for maximum long term in service durability, the use of lightweight mesh reinforcement is recommended for exterior work and for interior use where vibration or mechanical damage and the possibility of subsequent de-bonding exist.


APPLICATION


Initial steps

Application of PROMASPRAY® F5 must be carried out by an applicator recognised by Promat and applied in accordance with the installation guide available from Promat.

Methods

Mix PROMASPRAY® F5 with potable water in a suitable mixer and apply by a spraying machine approved by Promat.

PROMASPRAY® F5 may also be float or roller finished or left with PROMASPRAY® F5T.

A hand applied patching mix is available for minor repairs. Please refer to product data sheet of PROMASPRAY® F5T 

Limitations

PROMASPRAY® F5 may be applied when the substrate and air temperatures are at least 36ºF (2ºC) and rising, but should not be applied if the substrate or air temperatures are less than 39ºF (4ºC) and falling. Maximum substrate and air temperature is 122ºF (50ºC).

Substrate temperature should be at least 36ºF (2ºC) above dew point temperature.

PREPARATION


Typical substrates Concrete and steel
Substrate preparation The substrate must be clean, dry and free from visible moisture (including condensation), concrete laitance, formwork release oils, loose millscale, loose rust and any other condition preventing good adhesion.
Concrete curing agents should not be used.
Mesh reinforcement

Most fire tests conducted have been carried out without mesh reinforcement, to demonstrate the ability of PROMASPRAY® F5 to stay in place under the most severe fire conditions. However, for maximum long term in service durability, the use of lightweight mesh reinforcement is recommended for exterior work and for interior use where vibration or mechanical damage and the possibility of subsequent de-bonding exist.


APPLICATION


Initial steps

Application of PROMASPRAY® F5 must be carried out by an applicator recognised by Promat and applied in accordance with the installation guide available from Promat.

Methods

Mix PROMASPRAY® F5 with potable water in a suitable mixer and apply by a spraying machine approved by Promat.

PROMASPRAY® F5 may also be float or roller finished or left with PROMASPRAY® F5T.

A hand applied patching mix is available for minor repairs. Please refer to product data sheet of PROMASPRAY® F5T 

Limitations

PROMASPRAY® F5 may be applied when the substrate and air temperatures are at least 36ºF (2ºC) and rising, but should not be applied if the substrate or air temperatures are less than 39ºF (4ºC) and falling. Maximum substrate and air temperature is 122ºF (50ºC).

Substrate temperature should be at least 36ºF (2ºC) above dew point temperature.

Additional Data
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TOP COATING

Under certain circumstances, Promat® TOPCOAT 200 and/or other nominated top coatings may be used as protection from frequent wash down, long term chemical spills, or for improved resistance to fungal, algal and bacterial growth.

PACKAGING

50lb (22.7kg) bags.

STORAGE

Off the ground and kept dry until ready for use.

SHELF LIFE

Maximum 12 months.

ENVIRONMENTAL

  • Do not discharge into drains, watercourses or soil. 
  • Not readily biodegradable. 
  • Not expected to bioaccumulate. 
  • Not expected to be toxic to aquatic life except at high concentrations.

TOP COATING

Under certain circumstances, Promat® TOPCOAT 200 and/or other nominated top coatings may be used as protection from frequent wash down, long term chemical spills, or for improved resistance to fungal, algal and bacterial growth.

PACKAGING

50lb (22.7kg) bags.

STORAGE

Off the ground and kept dry until ready for use.

SHELF LIFE

Maximum 12 months.

ENVIRONMENTAL

  • Do not discharge into drains, watercourses or soil. 
  • Not readily biodegradable. 
  • Not expected to bioaccumulate. 
  • Not expected to be toxic to aquatic life except at high concentrations.
Quality Assurance
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QUALITY ASSURANCE

Promat products are manufactured to stringent quality control systems to assure that our customers receive materials made to the highest standards. 

Operating to these standards means that all activities, which have a bearing upon quality, are set out in written procedures. 

Systematic and thorough checks are made on all materials and their usage. Test equipment is subjected to regular checks and is referred back to national standards.

The information given in this data sheet is based on actual tests and is believed to be typical of the product. No guarantee of results is implied however, since conditions of use are beyond our control.

QUALITY ASSURANCE

Promat products are manufactured to stringent quality control systems to assure that our customers receive materials made to the highest standards. 

Operating to these standards means that all activities, which have a bearing upon quality, are set out in written procedures. 

Systematic and thorough checks are made on all materials and their usage. Test equipment is subjected to regular checks and is referred back to national standards.

The information given in this data sheet is based on actual tests and is believed to be typical of the product. No guarantee of results is implied however, since conditions of use are beyond our control.

Health & Safety
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HEALTH & SAFETY

Adequate ventilation must be provided during use. Avoid contact with the skin and eyes by using eye protection, gloves, barrier cream and a face mask.

If the product comes into contact with the skin, wash immediately with soap and water. If the eyes are affected, flush with plenty of water and seek medical attention immediately.

A safety data sheet is available from Promat upon request.

Promat activities are conducted with due regard to all statutory requirements with appropriate safeguards against exposing employees and the public to health and safety risks.

HEALTH & SAFETY

Adequate ventilation must be provided during use. Avoid contact with the skin and eyes by using eye protection, gloves, barrier cream and a face mask.

If the product comes into contact with the skin, wash immediately with soap and water. If the eyes are affected, flush with plenty of water and seek medical attention immediately.

A safety data sheet is available from Promat upon request.

Promat activities are conducted with due regard to all statutory requirements with appropriate safeguards against exposing employees and the public to health and safety risks.

Documents
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Product datasheets

Product Data Sheets for Americas

Americas version

Product datasheets

Product Data Sheets for Americas

Americas version