Roth System Pipes pass fire tests for safe routing

14/03/2017

Roth Werke from Buchenau has successfully conducted fire tests on its product systems in collaboration with Rockwool from Gladbeck. These tests were based on DIN EN 13501, the new European classification system. This system distinguishes between construction products and types of construction in terms of reaction to fire.

According to the standard, the fire-resistant sealing for the Roth Alu-Laserplus system pipe and Rockwool’s Conlit 150 U fire protection pipe sections comply with fire resistance class EI 90. The solution is used in drinking water and heating installations using the Roth pipe installation system. It is a zero-clearance feed-though which passes through solid ceilings as well as solid and lightweight partition walls. The fire protection pipe sections are used for sectioning supply pipes. They are inflammable and provide heat and sound insulation. The European classification standard covers a significantly larger range of classes and combinations than the national classification as per DIN 4102-1, which Roth pipe systems also satisfy.

Roth System Pipes for floor heating and cooling systems comply with the R 90 fire resistance classification for fire-resistant sealing
When Roth heating pipes with Rockwool’s Conlit 150 U fire protection pipe sections were fed through fire walls in the floor structure, these met the requirements for R 90 fire resistance classification during fire tests. The system solution is paramount when installing Roth floor heating and cooling systems. It offers greater flexibility in design terms for planning and setting up building services installations, for example, when positioning manifolds either inside or outside of fire compartments – especially in larger residential or office buildings, or specialised buildings.

Summary
As Stefan Schneider of Roth Product Technology explains: “Fire protection is a huge challenge for building services. The fire tests showed that our system pipes can be fed through elements designed to separate spaces without this having an impact on their fire resistance classification. This provides a degree of certainty in terms of planning and installation and guarantees users that the building will operate safely. We shall also continue to develop additional applications for our product solutions in the future.


 

When Roth heating pipes with Rockwool’s Conlit 150 U fire protection pipe sections were fed through fire walls in the floor structure, these met the requirements for R 90 fire resistance classification.