Why fire containment matters

Understanding fire protection techniques can help save lives and safeguard your investment

The causes of fire outbreaks are varied, unpredictable and often outside the control of the building designer. This puts lives and assets at risk. What can be controlled, however, is the effect of fire once it has started – through active and passive protection systems. In this article, you’ll learn how Hilti’s expertise in passive fire safety worldwide can support you in all phases of your construction projects.

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Passive fire protection through building compartmentation

Effective fire compartmentation means sealing penetrations in floors and walls using suitable passive firestop devices. These devices, ranging from modular elements to putties and foams, help create a smoke-, flame- and water-resistant barrier which can assist in preventing a fire from spreading beyond the room where it starts. In this video, our expert will help you to understand the consequences and liability related to inadequate passive fire protection.

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Premium support for all building designers

Including fire protection early in the building design process is key to ensuring proper installation – saving time and simplifying coordination. This is a complex task, even for experienced professionals. At Hilti, we offer technical support, approval documentation, design software and special trainings to simplify your work.

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In-house testing for international approvals

At Hilti, we conduct thorough firestop tests in our in-house lab, following the most stringent international EN, ASTM/UL test standards and much more. Additional tests – including movement, seismic, acoustics and environmental – are carried out continuously on our pre-engineered, internationally approved solutions. Witness a real-life fire test from the inside of a testing furnace in this video.

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A partner with more than 30 years of experience

Whatever your project and your firestopping needs, Hilti’s worldwide network of experts can deliver solutions. Three decades of experience working with local codes and guidelines have equipped us to be your problem-solving partner on virtually any project, anywhere. Have a look in our state-of-the-art research, development, testing and production facilities.


  • Firestop block CFS-BL (2062863)

    Firestop blocks

    Preformed reusable soft blocks, easy to install and dismantle

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    easy sleeve

    Firestop sleeves

    Pre-engineered devices for optimal cable management

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    Hilti firestop sealant

    Firestop sealants

    For small linear and annual gap

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    Hilti firestop putties

    Firestop putties

    Easy to wrap around cables and socket box

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    Firestop collars, wraps and bandages

    Firestop collars, wraps and bandages

    Designed to form a barrier for combustible plastic pipe penetrators

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    Hilti firestop foam

    Firestop foam

    Designed for small to medium sized openings

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    Hilti firestop joint spray CFS-SP WB

    Fire-rated joint spray seals construction joints

    Where maximum movement is required

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