Astroflame Passive Fire Protection Products

Trade Name: ASTRO FRA Socket Box Insert

A Putty Pad alternative -
Intumescent Fire & Acoustic Internal Socket Box Insert

Easy to install putty pad alternative.

Single and Double socket sizes available.

Tested to BS EN 1366-1 | 13664-2 for up to 120 mins.

Provides an effective acoustic barrier to both impact and airborne sounds.

Maintains the fire protection performance of the wall- preventing or delaying the spread of fire.

Prevents or delays fire from entering a wall cavity and attacking the building structure.

The inserts are pre-formed to fit all common socket box types.

Simple and fast mechanical fixing, no adhesives, no mess.

Can be retro fitted to existing sockets / switches or fitted during wall construction.

Replaces time consuming plasterboard lining of sockets / switches

The Socket box insert can be removed and replaced if additional wiring is required.

Unique flanged design holds the socket box insert in place during a fire

Air leakage tested to BS EN 1026:2000 over a pressure range of 2-50 Pa.

Putty Pad replacement  - preformed socket box  intumescent insert. Putty Pad replacement  -  intumescent gand box insert.

Description

Socket Box Inserts are used to restore the fire rating of a wall otherwise compromised by apertures and gaps following the fitting of socket boxes. This design also restores the acoustic and thermal performance of the wall and its air-tightness.

Inserts are quick and easy to fit in comparison with traditional putty pads.

Once a hole is made in the wall for a recessed switch or socket box, the integrity of the construction and its ability to perform in a fire can be significantly reduced. The acoustic performance of the wall is also affected and air leakage will increase.

Air leakage rates with and without socket inserts.Air leakage allows heat loss and noise transmission. A single socket can leak over 3.5 cubic metres of air per hour and the combined air leakage of all the sockets in a room can create significant thermal loss.

The graph opposite show how our socket box inserts improve air-tightness at normal room air pressures. A correctly fitted insert can almost match the performance of an unpenetrated wall.

The material used to construct the socket insert is a good insulator, which further prevents heat loss and maintain insulation continuity of the wall.

Acoustic performance is good, being rated at -67dB

The socket box inserts are quicker and easier to fit that traditional putty pads. In a fire the inserts flanged design ensures that the fire resistant material remains in place to limit the spread of fire through the socket penetration.

Astro FRA Socket Box Inserts are designed to fit common plastic / metal single / double socket box sizes.

Availability

Single or Double Socket sizes supplied as one per box or in boxes of 10 per size.

Available in:-
Standard Depth - 35mm deep
or Extra Deep - 47mm deep

To order & specify

Please quote : QTY / TRADE NAME / SIZE / PRODUCT REF


Typical wording
10 / ASTRO FRA SOCKET BOX INSERT / SINGLE / AFFRASOCSIN
10 / ASTRO FRA SOCKET BOX INSERT / DOUBLE / AFFRASOCDIN

To order Extra Deep (47mm deep) add X to end of product code

10 / ASTRO FRA SOCKET BOX INSERT / SINGLE / DEEP / AFFRASOCSINX
10 / ASTRO FRA SOCKET BOX INSERT / DOUBLE / DEEP / AFFRASOCDINX

Fire Test and Assessment Reports

Fire tested to BS EN 1366-1 | 13664-2 for up to 120 mins.

Acoustic tested BS EN ISO 140-3:1995 and BS EN ISO 717-1:1997

Air leakage tested to BS EN 1026:2000 over a pressure range of 2-50 Pa.

Health and Safety

See COSHH Sheet.

Installation

Please refer to our install sheet

For additional testing, or technical information please contact ASTROFLAME FIRESEALS LTD.

 

As part of our policy of ongoing improvements, we reserve the right to modify, alter or change product specifications without giving notice. Product illustrations are representations only. All information contained in this document is provided for guidance only, and as ASTROFLAME FIRESEALS LTD has no control over the installation methods of the products, or of the prevailing site conditions, no warranties expressed or implied are intended to be given as to the actual performance of the products mentioned or referred to, and no liability whatsoever will be accepted for any loss, damage or injury arising from the use of the information given of products mentioned or referred to herein.


The above information to the best of our knowledge is true and accurate and based upon current test data and is supplied for your guidance only. Customers should satisfy themselves to the suitability of the product in its intended use and no guarantee is given or implied since the conditions of actual use are beyond our control. ASTROflame (Fireseals) Ltd, disclaim any liability for loss, damage or other expense arising from the use of information, data or products mentioned or referred to and reserve the right to change any details or specifications without notice.

 

Astroflame (Fire Seals) Ltd. Intumescent House
Unit 8, The IO Centre, Stephenson Road, Segensworth
FAREHAM, ENGLAND PO15 5RU
tel 0800 023 2482
(01329 844500)
fax 0800 023 2483
(01329 844600)
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tel +44 1329 844500
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