Sherwin Williams Firetex FX5000 - Formerly Leighs FX5000 is a single pack, water based, TCEP free film intumescent coating to protect structural steel against fire for up to 60 minutes.
Firetex 5000 is formulated to provide up to 60 minutes fire protection to structural steel. For use in internal dry controlled environments without topcoat (C1 according to ISO 12944-2:1998) and internal semi controlled environments with topcoat (C2 according to ISO 12944-2:1998)
Must not be applied directly to galvanized steel and zinc rich primers. Recommended application method via airless spray or brush. Thin with water but thinning with have an adverse effect on sag tolderance. If can be guaranteed that application and subsequent in-service conditions will be in a C1 environment as defined in ISO 12944-2:1998, then no topcoat is required. FIRETEX FX5000 must be applied in a dry internal environment. It must not be exposed to condensation, damp or wet conditions during or after application. In conditions of high relative humidity good ventilation conditions are essential. Substrate temperature shall be at least 3°C above the dew point and always above 0°C. At application temperatures below 10°C, drying and curing times will be significantly extended, and spraying characteristics may be impaired. A minimum ambient air temperature of 5°C is required to ensure proper fi lm formation.Recommended topcoats include Sher-Cryl M770, FIRETEX M71V2, Acrolon C137V2 or C237. Macropoxy M630V2 can be used for internal areas where regular water washing down for hygiene reasons is required. Maximum temperature of water used should be not more than 60°C and water ponding on the coated steelwork must be avoided.
- Certifire Approved – Certificate CF383 (This product has been assessed in accordance with the Criteria of Acceptability given in the ASFP/BCF Industry Guidance Document
- For cellular beam fire protection, consult Promain's Fire Estimation and Engineering Team
- Unlike many other water based intumescent coatings, FIRETEX FX5000 does not contain tris-chloro ethyl phosphate (TCEP). TCEP is a category 3 carcinogen which would cause products to be classified as harmful since FIRETEX FX5000 is TCEP free, it is not classified as harmful by the Chemicals (Hazard) Information and Packaging for Supply Regulations 2002.
- Drying Time: 3 hours at 15°C to touch, 6 hours at 15°C to recoat.
- Available in White
- Available in 20 Litres