Quelfire QF1 Fire Protection Compound is a premixed inorganic powder consisting of lightweight aggregates, inorganic binders and gypsum cement supplied in 20kg bags. It is mixed with water on site to produce a fire protection compound that is used around services through fire compartment floors and walls.
Physical Properties / Handling
Gross density (wet mortar): 1.200 ± 100 kg/m³
Gross density (dry mortar): ≥ 900 kg/m³
Pressure resistance: ≥ 2.5 N/mm²
Consumption: 6 – 7 l water + 20 kg dry mortar, ≈ 20 l ready-to-use wet mortar, ≈ 20 l volumes after curing time
Surfaces must be firm and free from adhesion-reducing substances and dust. Absorbent surfaces are to be pre-wetted with water.
Application temperature: > +5 °C
Application time app: 4 – 5 hours
Fully cured time: app. 28 days
One square metre at 150mm thickness requires approx. 8 x 20kg sacks of QF1 Fire Protection Compound and will provide a 2 hour rated fire seal.
Packaging & Storage
Supplied in 20kg bags which must be stored in cool and dry conditions. Shelf life is approximately 12 months.
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Quelfire QF1 Fire Protection Compound is one of 2 Quelfire compounds currently approved for use on the London Underground network – the other product being QF4. QF1 is regarded as a softer compound and is generally used around cable penetrations. QF1 can potentially be penetrated very easily to install additional services making it very popular. Quelfire have limited test evidence for the product so technical support for this product is very limited and the QF1 is regarded as a product rather than a system. Instead the product tends to be tested directly by London Underground and their approved contractors, often without Quelfire knowledge so we recommend that you consult London Underground to establish how the product should be used.
QF1 is supplied in 20kg bags and should be mixed in a clean container or mixer with approximately 6 litres of clean water per bag by slowly adding the dry powder to the water while stirring by hand or power mixer to ensure a smooth lump-free mix.
The opening should be clean and dust free and can be pre-wetted. A temporary (or permanent shutter) should be considered and fitted then the QF1 can be poured or trowelled into position to the correct depth and smoothed off ensuring all gaps and voids are fully filled in accordance with the approved detail.
Any excess residue should be cleaned from services and surfaces and once cured, any temporary shutters can be removed.