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PPG Steelguard FM550 is a one component thin-film solvent borne intumescent coating designed for providing a fire protective coating to structural steelwork in an industrial environment.
Steelguard FM550 has been tested to national and international standards and can be used in dry, internal environments without the use of a protective topcoat. Steelguard FM550 is an excellent fire resistant product that provides up to 2 hours of protection from cellulosic fires and provides surface with 12 months of weather resistance, when a topcoat isn't used, providing the structure isn't immersed in water or exposed to high humidity.
Steelguard FM550 can be applied using airless spray for optimum performance and a brush should only be used for touch ups and small tricky areas. Steelguard FM550 should not be applied below 5°C or above 50°C, otherwise it may not adhere to the surface properly. With quick drying time FM550 is dry in just 30 minutes and be recoated after 6 hours in conditions of around 20°C.
Surface and Environment
Steelguard FM550 can be used of on-site or off-site application and when dry produces a high quality, white matt, protective coating that can be used internally or externally to ensure that structural steel has the utmost protection from the risk of fire.
- One component thin-film solvent borne intumescent coating for fire protection of structural steelwork
- Provides up to 120 minutes protection from cellulosic fires
- Off-site or on-site application
- Up to 1500 microns dft in a single coat
- Suitable for C1 to C4 internal and external environments (ISO 12944); for dry internal (C1) environments no topcoat is required
- Weather resistant up to 12 months without topcoat provided the coating has been applied in accordance with Information Sheet 1222 and is not subject to running or pooling water, hot high humidity or immersion
- Tested to national and international standards such as BS 476, ENV 13381-4, UL 263 and certified with various national requirements
|VOC Content:||325.0 g/l|
|Volume Solids:||68 +/- 3%|
|Suitable Substrates:||Structural Steelwork|
|Application Method:||Airless Spray. Brish or roller should only be used for small areas (touch up and repair)|
|Theoretical Coverage:||0.97 m2 per litre at 700 microns|
|Wet Film Thickness (WFT):||-|
|Dry Film Thickness (DFT):||200 - 1500 microns (8.0 - 60.0 mils) per coat|
|Touch Dry:||30 minutes at 20°C|
|Overcoatable:||After minimum 6 hours at 20°C|
|Cleaner / Thinner:||Thinner 21-06 (normally no thinner required). Also used as a cleaning solvent|
|Shelf Life:||At least 18 months when stored cool and dry|
|Packaging:||Available in 20 Litres|
The manufacturers data sheets are available for download from this website. It is your responsibility to read and understand all aspects of the data sheets before you place an order and prior to application. Please pay special attention to the preparation, mixing and application temperatures of the product, cleaning of substrate and environmental factors such as temperature, rain etc. Quoted coverage rates are based on the manufacturers theoretical rates and may vary depending upon substrates absorption, texture and application. We always recommend a test is carried out to ensure suitability.
Customer further agrees that Promain have no liability for any errors or omissions contained within the Product Data Sheets and are not liable for failure due to misapplication or inadequate substrate cleaning and preparation. For more information please refer to our Terms & Conditions.