When there is a fire, stopping the rapid spread of fire and smoke is absolutely critical. The points where discharge pipes pass through walls and ceilings are a weak point, and the risk of the fire spreading to other rooms and floors is high at these openings.
A “stop sign” for fires
The fire protection sleeve from Geberit is a highly effective product that surrounds a discharge pipe at the point where it passes through walls and ceilings. At temperatures in excess of 150 °C, the intumescent material in the sleeve swells up and reliably seals the wall or ceiling opening. How well it does so is revealed by certified tests in a special furnace at a materials testing institute, where pipes and fire protection sleeves are exposed to fire and temperatures of over 1,000 °C for 90 minutes. Temperature sensors prove that the fire protection sleeves stop the fire and it is apparent with the naked eye that no smoke has penetrated the sealed-off opening, meaning the fire brigade has more time to save lives and prevent property damage in an emergency.