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PyroProof

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Product Info

PyroProof is a FIRE FIGHTING PAINT that for less than $3 a square foot can protect your family and property from the damages of fire. PyroProof protects most building materials from the ravages of fire. The Alsa Corporation’s intumescent fire barrier products are all non-toxic, non-dermatic, and safe for pets. When exposed to fire, PyroProof expands to form a tough char barrier fire cannot penetrate. Deprived of fuel, the fire quickly dies. PyroProof not only helps prevent fires, it minimizes deadly smoke production,one of the leading causes of fatalities in residential and commercial fires. The Alsa Corporation’s Passive Fire Barrier Latex represents a quantum Leap forward in terms of quality, versatility, affordability and fire safety—all in one truly impressive fire proofing product. 

“A baby or toddler under age five dies nearly every day in a residential fire,” -Homeland Security Under Secretary Michael D. Brown.

Benefits
  • Easy to apply
  • Can be painted over
  • Non-toxic, water-based
  • Colorless, odorless
  • Safe for pets and people
  • Non-staining latex paint
  • Mold and bacteria resistant
  • Safe for food prep areas
  • Economical
  • Maximum protection flame barrier
  • Minimum mil thickness
  • Added fire safety means Insurance cost savings
  • Affordable Code Compliance
In 2001, direct property loss due to fires was an estimated $10.6 billion. *in addition $33.4 billion in property was lost due to the events of September 11, 2001. -Information provided by the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Fire Administration.
Applications
  • Residential Structures
  • Commercial Buildings
  • Structural Steel
  • OSB (Oriented Strand Board)
  • SIP’s (Structural Insulated Panels)
  • Schools
  • Industrial Structures
  • Marine Applications
  • Nursing Homes
  • Prisons
  • Modular Buildings
  • High Density Housing

Some of Our Projects

Shanghai-Center

Shanghai-Center

Halley-Research-Station-Antarctic

Halley-Research-Station-Antarctic

Hyatt Hotels

Hyatt Hotels

Miami Dade Cultural Center

Miami Dade Cultural Center

Waterfront NY

Waterfront NY

Iglesia-ni-Cristo-Museum

Iglesia-ni-Cristo-Museum

Malstrom Air Force Base

Malstrom Air Force Base

Motor Row on South Michigan

Motor Row on South Michigan

Chicago Midway Airport

Chicago Midway Airport

Stanford University in California

Stanford University in California

Ambiente Moderno

Ambiente Moderno

Safeway Stores

Safeway Stores

Brookhaven Memorial Hospital

Brookhaven Memorial Hospital

Lake Granbury Medical Center

Lake Granbury Medical Center

Luis Munoz Marin Airport

Luis Munoz Marin Airport

 Oceano Hotel

Oceano Hotel

Atlantis Tower

Atlantis Tower

Ponce Art Museum

Ponce Art Museum

Alsa’s NEW PyroProof HS (High Solids Version)

Our HS (High Solids) version of ALSA PyroProof is now available. This is an important announcement. PyroProof has always offered all the advantages and cost savings over anything else on the market, but NOW we are now going to the next level with our HS (High Solids) blend. It’s the exact same product, with perfectly matching chemical signatures between them. The only difference is that HS has less water and a bit more of the fixotropic agent we’ve always used. Until now, we were never been able to do that without getting the same cottage cheese look that makes other intumescents so unattractive. Here’s the fast math on HS. Take the number of gallons for ALSA PyroProof and reduce it by 25%. (You will pay more per gallon, but, because you will need fewer gallons, the overall cost will now be about 10% less.). The biggest news of all is that you can now cut the number of coats needed in half , and in some cases even more. Here’s why. Previously, the most you could apply per pass was 20 mils wet. At 50% solids, that translates into a maximum dry mil thickness of 10 mils per pass. That was acceptable since PyroProof was so easy to spray and so gorgeous when it dried. Now, however, you can lay down nearly twice as much wet film thickness, and with 60% solids, you can get 23 mils dft per pass. This cuts labor in half without sacrificing ease of use or aesthetics. Plus you get all the other advantages such as zero VOCs, no toxicity, easy clean-up, a pleasant scent, and so on. It sprays just as smooth as PyroProof, using a 2400 psi pump with the same 25-32 tip. Of course, it can also be brushed or rolled. Whatever else you might have possibly considered for any project is now overpriced, ugly, and obsolete. Here’s another big plus. ALSA’s NEW HS is tough enough that steel can be fireproofed and top coated at the steel fabricator’s shop prior to delivery to the job site. Any damage from chain and cranes can be easily repaired in the field. Other products would fall off on the way to the job site, but not ALSA HS. This is BIG news for everyone at ALSA, and we are delighted to share this with you. It seems that every project goes over budget these days, and project managers have to scramble to find budget cuts… ALSA HS not only saves them half of what they were planning to spend on fireproofing, but we give them a host of advantages to boot. Once you experience the many advantages of ALSA HS, you will never go back to what you were using before.

CLICK HERE to View HS Product Data Sheet

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Pricing

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Dealers

PyroProof

PyroProof: 1 Gallon HS Version
 
Area Covered: Covers 75 sq. feet
Price: $399.00
PyroProof: 1 Quart
 
Area Covered: Large door
Price: $110.00
PyroProof: 1 Gallon
 
Area Covered: Covers 75sq. feet
Price: $375.00

Application Guide

HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS:

  • DO NOT allow this product to freeze. If frozen the intumescent properties of this product may be adversely affected.
  • Do not allow storage temperature to exceed 100 degrees F (38 C).
  • If possible, store this product above 65 degrees F (18 C) for 48 hours prior to application – this will aid you during the application process.
  • Do not reuse opened paint after 48 hours; the curing process has begun and may affect the product’s performance.
  • If you wish to set some paint aside for future touch-up work fill a small clean container completely with fresh paint from a 5 gallon bucket after it has been mixed as described in the ‘Application’ section below and then seal tightly.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

1. CAUTIONS

  • Apply only in a well-ventilated environment with adequate respiratory protection as prescribed by OSHA for all latex paints.
  • Do not ingest; induce vomiting if this happens.
  • Avoid contact with eyes; if this happens flush eyes freely with water until all traces of paint are removed.
  • Avoid prolonged contact with skin; paint can be removed with warm water & soap.

2. APPLICATION PREPARATION & RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT

  • VERY IMPORTANTThis product must be mixed thoroughly before application. We recommend using a mixing paddle with power drill for a minimum of three (3) minutes at highest speed. Concentrate on the bottom of the bucket periodically moving to the middle and top areas. Product is properly mixed when:(1) there are no solids attached to the paddle after mixing at the bottom and(2) the paint shows a uniform consistency when mixed at the surface.
  • DO NOTdilute or thin this product with any other liquid.
  • This product may be applied as any other high quality latex based paint: brush, roller, airless spray – either gravity feed or suction, or compressed air sprayers.
  • Surfaces must be clean, dry, and free of any grease, oils or other contaminants. Previous layers of paint must be solidly adhered to the surface with no flaking, chipping, or cracks. Bare steel should be primed with red oxide primer or its equivalent.
  • Spraying is the recommended method of application. The minimum recommended spray setup is 2500 psi (172 bar) with a .015 inch tip (.38 mm). All Alsa Corporation test applications are performed using a Graco XR5 with a .017 inch tip (.43 mm).
  • Optimal application temperature is 85 degrees F (29 C); do not attempt application below 55 degrees F (13 C).

3. SPECIFIC APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

  • Coverage:All coverage rates (except steel, below) are expressed on a ‘per coat’ basis. A single coat is applied at a rate of 130 sq feet (12 sqm) per gallon. This is equivalent to a wet coat of 12 mil (.30 mm) that will cure to a dry coat 7 mil thick (.18 mm). While under ideal conditions it is possible to apply a single coat of up to 20-22 mil (.50-.55 mm) wet, two thin coats are recommended to prevent the possibility of cracking while curing.
  • Sheetrock(gypsum), OSB (orientated strand board), plywood, structural lumber, and SIPs (structural insulated panels): Requires two coats; the second can be applied when the first is dry to the touch. Full curing of both coats takes 72 hours.
  • Polyurethane foam insulation (PUF): Also requires two coats but special consideration needs to be given to the condition of the foam’s surface prior to application. Age, type, and method of application affects the surface porosity of PUF. Field testing has shown that unless the foam is newly installed and uncut it can absorb a significant quantity of paint. In these cases priming with a quality latex primer/sealer such as Zinnser’s Bullseye 123 is recommended.
  • Structural steel:A final dry film coating of 70 mil (1.8 mm) is recommended for adequate protection. Under proper conditions it is possible to achieve this with 6 coats of 20 mil (.50 mm) wet. Under less than ideal conditions, it may be necessary to apply more than 6 coats at a lesser thickness until a total of 120 mil wet (3mm) is achieved. In all cases the next coat may be applied when the prior is dry to the touch.
  • Top coating is optional.To add color or sheen to surfaces Alsa Corporation PFB may be top coated using virtually any alkyd, or enamel paint as soon as the intumescent coating is dry to the touch. To top coat with acrylic or latex spray or roll initial color coat DO NOT RE ROLL OR TOUCH UP until initial color coat is dry. Failure to wait for first color coat application of acrylic/latex to dry may result in the color coat smearing or rolling off on the roller. Once first color coat of latex/acrylic is dry apply second coat. Top coating does not reduce intumescent capability.
  • Tinting is possible to pastel shades only. Limit tint to 10% of paint volume.

Product Showcase

Applications

 A Few Of The Many Practical Applications of PyroProof

  • Protect Important Documents:PyroProof can even protect cardboard from fire. Coat cardboard storage boxes with PyroProof and protect important documents such as past taxes, bank statements, and policies from fire.
  • Protection From Candles:Use PyroProof around the areas where you normally light decorative candles (especially those areas near wall sconces) and protect yourself from candle fires.
  • Protection From Accidental Cigarette Fires:Smokers, coat the inside of a trashcan with pyroproof and protect against accidental trashcan fires when putting out a cigarette.
  • Protection From Garage Fires:Coat the interior of a garage and protect the rest of your house from sudden garage fires.
  • Protect The Children:Every day a toddler or child under the age of five dies from a fire*. More than half of fire alarms in use do not work properly**. Coat children’s areas and entrances to children’s areas with PyroProof and stop fire before it gets to your most prized possesion, your children.
    *Homeland Security Under Secretary Michael D. Brown.
    ** Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Fire Administration
  • Protection From Accidental Bar-B-Cue Fires:Coat the exterior of your house or patio area and get some extra piece of mind from protection against an accidental propane, lighter fluid or starter fire from a Bar-B-Cue.

Other Uses For PyroProof

  • Fire Place Mantels
  • Wooden Doors
  • School Furniture
  • Office Dividers/ Partitions
  • RV’s
  • Part’s of Kitchens
  • Pre-Built Homes
  • Walls
  • Electric Boxes
  • Modular Products
  • Plywood
  • Inside Boat Engines
  • Horse Barn / Stables
  • Theme Parks
  • Movie Studios
  • Night Clubs
  • Sea Containers
  • Air Containers
  • Safes
  • Decking Systems

These are just a few of the many applications for PyroProof. PyroProof can be used to PROTECT ANYWHERE THAT IS VULNERABLE TO FIRE.

Specifications

Description: Alsa Corporation Passive Fire Barrier is a heavy-bodied, single-part latex designed for use on construction materials such as Oriented Strand Board (OSB), Structural Insulated Panels (SIPS), framing lumber, plywood, trusses, drywall, doors, and more. May also be used on aluminum and various kinds of structural steel, including beams, decking, sheets, round and box columns. Method: When activated by heat or flame, a dense carbon char is formed separating and sheilding the substrate from heat while off gassing displaces oxygen from the treated surface; thus eliminating two of the three components needed for combustion. Features:
  • Protects from heat and fire
  • Smooth, thin, decorative finish
  • All components are non-toxic latex
  • Economically priced
  • Fast curing times
  • Easy repair
  • Fast drying
  • May be sprayed, brushed, or rolled
  • Water clean up
Specifications:
  • Color White
  • VOC(Less Water) 24.4 Grams/Litre
  • Weight/Gallon 12.9 lbs
  • Hazardous Ingredient N/A
  • WHMIS Class Not Controlled
  • Flammability Not Flammable
  • Weight Solids 56.2 %
  • Volume Solids 43.7 %
  • Specific Gravity 1.29
  • pH Range 8.0-8.5