HOW TO FIRESTOP FOR DATA MANAGEMENT
Firestop for high, moderate and low traffic
At Hilti we offer a wide range of firestop cabling solutions for both new and existing penetrations, designed for:
- Fast and easy installation and inspection.
- Ease of cable penetration and re-penetration.
- Ability to limit smoke migration for 0-100% visual fill capacity.
- Conforming to stringent international standards such as ASTM and EN.
- Code compliance – meeting ETA and UL requirements.
FIRESTOP FOR NEW AND EXISTING PENETRATIONS
Our Hilti firestop systems are designed for both new builds and for refurbishments.
We offer a wide range of firestop products to help with a variety of situations onsite.
For new installations, you can firestop new cables with discs, collars or sealants after installation. Or you can install firestop devices such as the speed sleeve in the wall or floor before the cables are pulled.
If you need to fill a large opening with multiple cables and/or cable trays you can use our blocks or rectangular cable collars.
If you need to fill irregular openings, it’s best to use rectangular cable collars, foams or sealants.
FIRESTOP FOR HIGH, MODERATE AND LOW TRAFFIC AREAS
It’s important to know how often penetrations will be re-penetrated in order to find the right firestop solution.
Central office facilities, computer data centers, commercial buildings, healthcare facilities and laboratories are high traffic areas where telecom and electrical applications are changed regularly.
For high traffic areas like these, it’s better to choose a firestop solution, which allows new cables to be pulled without any damage or the need to buy new firestop once the cables are in place, such as sleeves or blocks.
Penetrations with moderate to low traffic need firestop solutions, which are designed to be modified less often.
Low traffic penetrations typically contain plugs, discs, putties or sealants and are usually left untouched after installation.