Trade Name: Astro FRA Socket Box Insert
A Putty Pad alternative -
Easy to install putty pad alternative.
Single and Double socket sizes available.
Tested to BS EN 1363-1 | 1364-1 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.
Socket Box Insert Dimensions
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.
Single or Double Socket sizes supplied as one per box or in boxes of 10 per size.
To order & specify
Please contact us and quote the following information - Please quote- Quantity / Product Ref / Trade name / Size
Health and Safety
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 see the (SDS) Safety Data sheet or contact the technical team on: tel 01329 844 500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Fire Test and Assessment Reports
Fire tested to BS EN 1363-1 | 1364-1 for up to 120 mins.
Acoustic tested BS EN ISO 140-3:1995 and BS EN ISO 717-1:1997
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.