There are a lot of characteristics and customized options for fire rated walls in high risk industries. The purpose of fire rated walls is to slow or stop the spread of a cellulosic, hydrocarbon or jet fire. Commonly, these walls are positioned within the structure as an internal partitioning system and as external fire protection solutions. The type of fire rating and the location of placement determines the needed characteristics for the proper fire rated wall.
There are however some standard construction requirement each wall needs to comply to. In this blog I will highlight the 3 most important requirements for fire rated walls.