DENIOS receives FM fire rating for non-occupancy RFP buildings


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DENIOS US has received FM approval for their Rack Fire Protect (RFP) non-occupancy buildings. Fire rated for 2-hours at 2192°F (1000°C), they minimize the risk of fire spreading, making them ideal for the storage of flammable chemicals, lithium-ion batteries, and other volatile materials. Designed in Germany and proven in hundreds of installations worldwide, they are now manufactured in the United States for North American installations. A variety of standard sizes are manufactured in the Louisville, Ky. factory with industry leading lead times.

The FM Approved mark is recognized and respected worldwide. It is assigned by FM Approvals, an international leader in third party testing and certification processes property loss prevention products for use in commercial and industrial facilities, to verify that they meet rigorous loss prevention standards of quality, technical integrity, and performance. They employ a five step worldwide certification process that is backed by scientific research, testing, and over a century of experience. FM Approved is the global standard for loss prevention certification.

DENIOS chemical storage RFP buildings offer secure and legally compliant storage solutions for flammable, corrosive chemicals, and lithium-ion batteries. The adjustable racking system can accommodate up to forty-eight drums or twelve IBC’s. Whether in single or double-tiered configurations, these designs effectively organize hazardous materials, ensuring proper segregation.

Complying with various standards such as FM Approval 6049, NFPA, OSHA, EPA-CFR 40, NBCC, NFCC and ETA/21/0642, RFP buildings guarantee adherence to safety regulations. Featuring a bi-directional fire rating, they provide a robust 2-hour fire protection system that maintains minimal temperature escalation on the external surfaces during an internal fire event. RFP structures are ideal for storing securely sealed containers containing flammable, volatile, and environmentally hazardous substances.

Rugged construction
Manufactured using state-of-the-art technology, including new laser cutting and metal bending machinery, RFP buildings use only tested and approved components. It uses a fully galvannealed panelized construction, insulated with fireproof, 150 mm mineral wool panels (A class material, non-combustible). High-quality Durathane 2-part epoxy paint ensures long-lasting corrosion protection inside and out and offers improved reflectivity and UV resistant. External surfaces are better protected from the influence of thermal expansion.

One-piece hot dipped galvanized sump meets FM guidelines of “25% capacity rule.” Each building is equipped with 3-hour fire-rated roll-up doors which are FM approved and UL-listed.  Each structure meets the structural requirements for the installation location (wind and snow loads). The roof drainage prevents water damage. 

Customized to site-specific parameters
DENIOS engineers can aid in selecting HVAC technology to regulate the climate inside the RFP. Stored materials are then protected from harmful temperature fluctuations for increased shelf life. Technical ventilation ensures the required air changes per hour. HMI monitoring controls provide visual and audio annunciation in the case of a deviation in measured data, clearly presented on the easy-to-use touch panels which are suitable for indoor or outdoor (NEMA 3R) operation. Multi-sensor fire detectors quickly and reliably detect smoke and fire for the fastest response. DENIOS offers wet or dry fire suppression systems that provide added safety in the RFP.

Proven globally, manufactured locally
DENIOS RFP meets FM global approval standards. This unique technology was designed in Germany, proven in locations worldwide, and now manufactured for the North American market in the company’s Louisville factory. For additional information on the RFP family of FM approved fire rate storage buildings visit  https://bit.ly/DENIOS_FM-approved-RFP.

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