Protection against fire outbreaks is one of the safety measures one needs to take during the design of an oil and gas project. For this, it is key to define what kind of architectural outfitting one needs and which fire rating it should have, according to the project-requirements.
Fire rated walls are one of those architectural compounds that compartmentalize the structure in order to slowdown or contain a fire. Each area of the structure needs to be divided into a specific fire rating and the walls are required to comply to the rating. Depending on the risks a certain compartment poses, the fire rating will be determined accordingly.
In this blog a closer look will be taken at the 3 types of fire rated walls, which can be applied to an oil & gas project.