Fire Protection at Service Penetrations
The Building Code of Australia requires fire protection at service penetrations to be fire protected. Penetrations through elements requiring a fire resistance level (i.e. fire walls, floors, shafts, ceilings) must maintain the integrity of the building element requiring that fire-resisting level. All fire protection at service penetrations would be nominated by the building surveyors/ building certifiers in the essential safety measures determination/ schedule.
Building Code of Australia
Part C3 Protection of Openings, in clauses C3.12 Openings in floors and ceilings for services, C3.13 Openings in shafts and C3.15 Openings for service installations specify the criteria required to ensure fire protection at service penetrations is complied with, when seeking under the building regulations a building permit/building approval. A building’s service penetrations though a fire or smoke resisting structures should be fire stopped with the appropriated tested material.
The following illustration depicts components for the protection of fire protection at service penetrations.