Wiring - Cabling - Devices
3M fire barrier foam FIP 1-Step takes the mess out of firestopping
By Anthony Capkun
August 29, 2013 – 3M Fire Protection Products says its FIP 1-Step Firestop Foam gives you an alternative to mineral wool, bricks and “runny, ineffective foams”, enabling firestop installations to be completed up to three times faster than traditional methods. The foam stays in place and expands consistently—up to five times; it is similar to many two-part epoxy sealants, says 3M, only it provides a one-step application. As FIP 1-Step expands, it creates a seal around cables, conduit and cable trays, and can be installed in both vertical and horizontal applications without running or sagging. The product is expected in the Canadian market by Q2 2014.