GRP components fitted to Public Service Vehicles carry either Class two, or Class one spread of flame certification. We believe, that although the components fitted to vehicles meet current legislation, a lot more could be done to prevent GRP panels contributing to a fire that, if not tackled immediately, could result in the loss, or the requirement of a costly repair to your vehicle/asset.

All tests carried out on GRP panels follow the same criteria, which include, a bunsen burner being applied to the samples for 10 seconds and then 20 seconds, with the spread of flame being measured across the surface. In reality, fires do not conform to test house procedures and often, if unchecked rampage through the vehicle assisted by resin infused products.

Clark Wright Ltd, has developed a unique, water based fire resistant solution for application to GRP panels, making them in effect indestructable. The product has enabled a 2 mm thick, class two component, when treated to become totally fire proof, which in tests remained intact for ten minutes plus at temperatures in excess of 850°c, whilst offering up to and including 60 minutes of fire protection.

Often, public service vehicles involved in road traffic accidents require new GRP panels, including the front and or rear dome panel which incorporates the front and rear of the vehicle in its entirety. An application of  ‘Surefire P’ to the inner surface of, the front, but more importantly rear dome will, in the event of a fire occurring in the engine bay prevent the fire from spreading by denying it access to a fuel source, that being the resin in the GRP components. ‘Surefire P’ can be applied to all panels requiring an upgrade.

‘Surefire P’ when exposed to fire expands up to 25mm depending on the thickness of the original application, effectively forcing the fire away from the substrate it is protecting, and by self extinguishing, cooling the area at the same time.

Below are two videos, showing how ‘Surefire P’ protects a 2 mm thick GRP panel, and how a 2 mm GRP panel half treated reacts to fire.

To view the full video demonstration follow the link;

To view the full video demonstration follow the link;