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1 IT’S THE LAW W/N Listing No Hour Fire-Rated per ASTM E119 Fire Rated Product Specialties Corp COMPLIANCE IS NOT AN OPTION.

2 Fire Rated Product Specialties Corp Plumbing / Low Voltage Recessed Lighting FixturesExhaust Fans PRODUCTS and APPLICATIONS FN-Z EXHFN-Z FN-Z

3 Fire Rated Product Specialties Corp ABOUT US Fire Rated Product Specialties Corp is the designer and premier manufacturer of code compliant fire-rated enclosures and related products for mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and low voltage devices in one hour and two hour rated assemblies. On-site hand-built sheetrock boxes are not tested and labeled for fire code compliance. FRPS Corp understands the challenges that specifiers and contractors face in meeting fire codes. To address these needs, FRPS Corp has developed solutions that are not only fire code compliant, but also easy to install and save contractors thousands of dollars in labor costs and contractor liability. With the national consolidation of fire codes in 2010, we pride ourselves in being readily available to provide our customers with technical assistance to solve most problems facing spec writers, code officials and contractors. By staying at the forefront of fire code compliance, we can act as facilitator to help resolve fire safety issues.

4 Fire Rated Product Specialties Corp WHY TODAY? WHY NOW? Several recent events this decade have brought passive fire protection to the forefront: Hurricane Katrina, Louisiana 9-11, The Twin Towers, New York City MGM Grand Hotel Fire, Las Vegas

5 Fire Rated Product Specialties Corp CODE REQUIREMENTS U.S. Code The 2009 International Building Code (IBC) Section Fire-Resistance Ratings states: “The fire-resistance rating of building elements shall be determined in accordance with the test procedures set forth in ASTM E-119 or in accordance with Section Where materials, systems or devices that have not been tested as part of a fire-resistance-rated assembly are incorporated into the assembly, sufficient data shall be made available to the building official to show that the required fire-resistance rating is not reduced. Materials and methods of construction used to protect joints and penetrations in fire-resistance-rated building elements shall not reduce the required fire-resistance rating.”

6 Fire Rated Product Specialties Corp FIRE DRAFTING DETAIL NO!YES!

7 Fire Rated Product Specialties Corp FAQ’s 1. Why FRPS enclosures? Fire Compliance is the law. The 2006 International Building Code Section (Page 104) states: “Penetrations of membranes that are part of a fire-resistance-rated horizontal or vertical assembly shall comply with section or Where assemblies are required to have a minimum 1-hour fire-resistance rating, all fixtures or devices shall be installed such that the required fire resistance of these assemblies will not be reduced.” 2. Why can’t I use a sheetrock enclosure? Site-constructed sheetrock enclosures are subject to the widest variations in quality of installation and consequently performance. Those who build these sheetrock versions may not understand or appreciate the importance of the function of the required enclosure. The sheetrock option DOES NOT perform, and it is NOT a tested and listed configuration. 3. How do FRPS products provide cost savings? FRPS enclosures not only keep you in compliance of the fire code requirements, but they provide substantial cost savings. When using FRPS enclosures, contractors avoid the stacking of trades and the retracing of their steps 3-4 times on a job site. This gives them full control of their labor costs and secures bottom line profits. 4. How do FRPS enclosures differ from other enclosures? FRPS enclosures have all been FIRE TESTED. Always ask your wholesaler or manufacturer for the fire test listing number. This will ensure that the product has been FIRE TESTED and is APPROVED to be used in the qualified fire rated assembly. "Classified" IS NOT equivalent to "Tested and Approved, Listing # 12345“ (i.e. W/N Listing No for FRPS products).

8 Fire Rated Product Specialties Corp SHEETROCK ALTERNATIVES

9 Fire Rated Product Specialties Corp 1. Easy to install (just 4 drywall screws) 2. Easy to meet fire codes (see listings) 3. Easy to save time and money (eliminates the stacking of trades) Why FRPS products? Three simple reasons... W/N Listing No

10 Fire Rated Product Specialties Corp SPECIFICATIONSLISTINGS ASTM E-119Intertek Testing Laboratories: Design No. FC 114 ANSI – A2.1UL Resistance Directory: Design No. UL CBI/FCA UL 263(60-01 compliance) UBC 7.1 Sect 710 W/N Listing No SPECIFICATIONS and LISTINGS

11 Fire Rated Product Specialties Corp Assembly after burn testFurnace photo during burn test

12 Fire Rated Product Specialties Corp Many manufacturers state that their products are “UL Classified”. Be cautious when you see this statement. “UL Classified” only implies that the product QUALIFIES to be listed, and that it is “eligible for listing”. “UL Classified ” DOES NOT mean that the product has been FIRE-TESTED in SUCH ASSEMBLIES. Always ask your wholesaler or manufacturer for the fire test listing number. This will ensure that the product has been FIRE TESTED and is APPROVED to be used in the qualified fire rated assembly. When one reads the fine print (see below) on the “UL Online Certifications Directory” page, many disclaimers are included: Notice of Disclaimer (UL Online Certifications) By accessing these Listings, Designs, Constructions, Systems, and Assemblies, the user acknowledges and accepts the terms and conditions upon which this service is made available. THIS INFORMATION AND ALL RELATED MATERIALS, SUPPORT, AND SERVICES ARE MADE AVAILABLE BY UL FOR USE ONLY BY USERS FOR THEIR INTERNAL PURPOSES AND IS "AS IS," WITHOUT ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. UL cannot and does not warrant that this information is current, accurate, or complete. This database contains the names of companies who have qualified to use the UL Mark and those products for which samples have been evaluated by UL and judged to be eligible for Listing. The manufacturer is not obligated to label all of his production. Accordingly, the appearance of a company's name or product in this database does not in itself assure those products are covered under UL's Listing and Follow-Up Service. Only those products bearing the appropriate UL Mark should be considered covered under UL's Listing and Follow- Up Service. Any reproduction or re-transmission of this information is prohibited unless reproduced or re-transmitted in its entirety, including this Notice of Disclaimer. CLASSIFIED vs. LISTED & LABELED

13 Fire Rated Product Specialties Corp NOTE: Using non-compliant products and assemblies may result in litigation and building evacuations per Section of the 2009 IBC update. FACTS FRPS products are fire code compliant. INTERTEK/Warnock Hersey Listing No. W/N 20182

14 Fire Rated Product Specialties Corp All listing information is embossed right into our metal enclosures, including production history

15 Fire Rated Product Specialties Corp APPLICATIONS FRPS Corp products can be used in a multitude of construction projects including: High Rise ComplexesApartments Strip MallsCondominiums Medical ClinicsTownhouses RestaurantsExpress Motels Clean RoomsStudent Housing SchoolsMilitary Housing Nursing HomesSenior Assisted Living

16 Fire Rated Product Specialties Corp TRAINING FRPS Corp offers several valuable training programs throughout the year. These programs have been designed around the learning needs of those who require an understanding of fire code requirements as they pertain to passive fire protection. Our training is targeted to those disciplines that are required to work primarily with passive fire protection applications; i.e. general contractors, mechanical, plumbing, electrical, and low voltage contractors. These disciplines would also include architects, specifiers, distributors, insurance representatives, and fire & building code officials.

17 Fire Rated Product Specialties Corp LIFE CYCLE COSTS Passive Fire Protection has been proven to be more cost effective in the long-term than Active Fire Protection.....

18 Fire Rated Product Specialties Corp Product Specialties Corp Website: Fire Rated 901 No. 3rd Street Minneapolis, MN PH: FX: CONTACT US


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