Fire protection in tunnels aims to limit the damage to the support structure so that it is protected from failure before or after a fire. Sitek Insulation has developed an innovative new board for this application which is lightweight, thin, can be used with fewer fixings and offers fire resistance of up to 4 hours. This new product is called Batiboard T. Batiboard T can withstand temperatures of up to 1400 ° C, has been tested successfully under RWS and HCM curves and Is ETA approved.
Fire protection in tunnels is increasingly being pushed, not least because of some tragic accidents. The aim is to be able to use a tunnel again as quickly as possible after a fire event. The requirements are higher than for other standard fire applications, as these are hydrocarbon fires, which have a faster temperature rise and reach higher temperatures. The fire protection panel Batiboard T provides the required fire resistance. In comparative installation tests, it has been shown to be more efficient to work with than other materials because it is thinner, lighter and requires fewer anchors.