New fire rating for beam flange clamp 13 March 2024

As part of its continued commitment and investment to product development and testing, Lindapter has had its Type FL beam flange clamp successfully and independently fire rated for up to 120 minutes.

Following independent fire testing by built environment test organisation, BRE Global Ltd (UKAS 0578), the Type FL beam flange clamp is now a fire rated connection system for securing building services infrastructure to structural, or secondary, beams without drilling or welding. 

Such internal service infrastructure includes fire protection, sprinkler, and acoustics systems, HVAC equipment, as well as mechanical, electrical, piping and sanitation systems and fittings. Lindapter explains the beam flange clamp is the only such product to be fire rated and also FM and VdS approved, all resulting from the company’s keen focus on safety and reliability.

BRE tested the products under tension whilst subjecting them to standard fire exposure in accordance with ISO 834 and ASTM E-119, for a duration of two hours. Its test report, P123815-1002 Issue: 1, verifies load limits for 120 minute fire rating. To achieve this rating, product types FL210D/T, FL312D/T and FL412D/FL410T were subjected to load limits of 0.5kN, 0.65kN and 0.7kN, respectively, at 1,049°C for the 120 minute BRE test. This rating now offers contractors, specifiers and construction professionals additional data that can bolster their confidence when using the Type FL beam flange clamp.

Lindapter’s Type FL also satisfies the requirements of performance class A1 (non-combustible), for ‘Reaction to Fire’ characteristics, in accordance with EC directive 96/603/EC.  

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