Fire Stop Products | Astro FRA Socket Box Insert
For in-stock items orders received before 2pm (Monday-Friday) are generally dispatched for delivery on the following working day (Monday-Friday).
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 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.
Click on the images below to view the Socket Box Insert measurements (in mm):
Single or Double Socket sizes supplied as one per box or in boxes of 10 per size.
|Product Code||Product Description||Size|
|AFFRASOCSIN||Astro FRA Socket Box Insert Single||35mm|
|AFFRASOCDIN||Astro FRA Socket Box Insert Double||35mm|
|AFFRASOCSINX||Astro FRA Socket Box Insert Single Extra Deep||47mm|
|AFFRASOCDINX||Astro FRA Socket Box Insert Double Extra Deep||47mm|
Please contact us and quote the following information - Please quote- Quantity / Product Ref / Trade name / Size
Typical wording- 10 / AFFRASOCSIN / Astro FRA Socket Box Insert Single / 35mm
We have technical representatives who provide assistance in the selection and specification of the products on this site and should be consulted for exact installation and product suitability. Ensure an early engagement with ourselves, designers, main contractor and specialist installers before any installation. Other trades and/or manufacturers may need to be consulted. For in-depth information, specification and technical advice please call our Head Office on tel 01329 844 500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
All interested parties, designer, specifier, main contractor and specialist installers should provide access to allow the fire stopping seals to be regularly inspected and maintained, as well as records kept of such maintenance at minimum periods of 12 months, as required by the Regulatory Reform Order, and repaired if necessary. Reference should be made to ASFP TGD 17 – Code of Practice for the Installation and Inspection of Fire Stopping.
It is vital that those entrusted to design or install a fire stopping product have the necessary levels of competence to undertake the task professionally and thoroughly. The level of competency required will be commensurate with the expected complexity of the building. All designers must eliminate, reduce or control foreseeable risks that may arise during installation, construction or maintenance when preparing or modifying designs. Clients should ensure that the principal designer and principal contractor carry out their duties under CDM regulations. The ASFP foundation course in passive fire protection provides essential knowledge as part of demonstrating competency and understanding in this key fire protection specialism.
For further information on installation requirements please refer to the socket box manufacturer data and wall specification to ensure the compatibility of this product, if in doubt please contact the technical team with services and wall specification on: tel 01329 844 500 or email email@example.com
The product does not present any known health hazards during or after installation. Normal good industrial and personal hygiene practices should be observed. For further information on health and safety requirements please contact the technical team on: tel 01329 844 500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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For in-stock items orders received before 2pm (Monday-Friday) are generally dispatched for delivery on the following working day (Monday-Friday). All dates quoted for despatch are estimates only and are not guaranteed. We will endeavour to meet these dates but shall have no liability for any delay in despatch or delivery or any damage or loss occasioned thereby. We may deliver products pursuant to any order by instalments. If we are unable to deliver the goods for any reason,you will be contacted and you will not be obliged to pay for the goods which have not been delivered, you also have the option to cancel the goods that have been delivered, however we shall not be liable for any loss of income or profit which may have been caused by the delay or non delivery of goods.
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