Firebreather™ technology (FB) is a patented concept for the development of passive ventilation grilles and cavity barriers with the unique feature of blocking the spread of flames, heat and embers instantly in case of fire.
The technology is patented and the invention is the first to allow an instant and time-uninterrupted fire rated separation in a ventilated element without involving moving parts, detectors, cabling or activation.
The fire resistance can last for several hours.
The company’s technology solves problems that have not been covered by any existing solutions. In addition, the ventilation through fire separators becomes easier and far cheaper than before, due to easy installation and no maintance cost.
As our market is international, we have both Norwegian and international patents.
Areas of application:
The FB technology can be used in many different products and application areas. Based on the patented FireBreather™ technology, solutions for fireproof ventilation in buildings, ships, offshore installations, industry, etcetera can be customized.
The following principles are combined in Firebreather technology:
• Flame arrester element
• Heat-absorbing element
• Heat accumulating element
• Thermal fracture
• Graphite-based intumescent that expands and closes the ventilation area when exposed to heat.
The result of the patented technology is achieved by combining these known principles to prevent fire spread. These principles will not work satisfactorily alone, but when combined, they work instantaneously and up to several hours.
The unique features of the products is the combination of the flame arresting element that works from the first millisecond of a fire, a heat absorbing and heat accumulating element that extends the flame arresting effect for up to five minutes, a thermal break that prevents the products from becoming so hot on the unexposed side that it can ignite something and a grid of intumescent that completely closes the product for fire spread within a few minutes. The combination of principles means that the products prevents fire from spreading instantly and through the whole fire rated period of the product.
Approvals / Tests:
Tests conducted by SINTEF Building Research(now RISE Fire Research) at the ResQ Safety Center in Haugesund, at Warrington Fire in England show that products based on Firebreather™ technology are the best tested to prevent fire from spreading through grilles and barriers.
All Firebreather™ products have valid product documentation.