How To Improve Time Utilization with Firestop Systems

How To Improve Time Utilization with Firestop Systems

Since the introduction of the #101-18 copper bonded bracket over 34 years ago, HOLDRITE has been converting makeshift methods into engineered solutions you can trust.

Understanding the plumber’s perspective has always been a top priority at HOLDRITE. Even as we evolved into a trusted, international company and industry leader in multiple product and service categories, retaining a plumber’s perspective has remained our strategic competitive advantage. We recognize that our value comes from constantly providing innovative product solutions to the plumbing industry.

That’s why we’ve engineered our HOLDRITE HydroFlame Pro Series. This UL listed water, smoke, and firestop system provides a water seal for unwanted water intrusion while still protecting against the spread of fire, smoke, and gases.

The HOLDRITE HydroFlame Pro Series can help you optimize your time utilization by:

  1. Eliminating the need to cut sleeves on the job site
  2. Making installs faster than makeshift methods
  3. Making it easier to locate sleeves after the concrete has been poured
  4. Meeting and exceeding building code requirements
  5. Reducing today’s field installation errors and tomorrow’s potential concerns
  6. Expedites cover inspections with built-in UL Listed Firestop Devices
  7. Reduces time to dry floors and complete building – especially in high-rise construction
  8. Eliminating field applied sealants, which reduces human error factors while improving UL fire ratings

But that’s not all! There are also a number of other benefits firestop systems can bring to time utilization within your daily job responsibilities.

Why do you need Firestop Systems?

Natural disasters, such as hurricanes and other storms may cause schedule delays and water damage to buildings under construction. Excessive rain often causes costly water damage to ceilings, walls, and floors.

Water damage may cause significant health concerns and can even spawn lawsuits regarding mold issues. Failure of water lines, leaking water heaters, overflowing dishwashers, toilets, and sinks, or misuse of other appliances may result in unwanted water intrusion that results in significant insurance claims in occupied buildings. More property claims are paid out due to water damage than fire damage.

Many buildings are designed to house data communication networks and computer equipment. Such hi-tech investments are critical to corporations, healthcare facilities, military installations, government infrastructure, and universities. HOLDRITE HydroFlame Pro Series protects these high dollar assets from unwanted destruction due to water, as well as fire and smoke.

Common Challenges with Firestop Systems

Effective fire protection is a system challenge.

The most common challenges faced with Firestop Systems related to plumbing that affect firestop performance are:

  • Pipe Type
  • Number or quantity of penetrating pipes
  • Pipe Size
  • Annular spacing between pipes and fire barriers
  • Construction environment surfaces (concrete, steel, wood, masonry, and gypsum)

These recurring challenges add up to time lost on the job site.

That’s why we created a firestop system that’s easy to specify, stock, order, and install. And the best part? Our firestop system solutions are available on wholesale distributors’ shelves across North America.

Now you can say goodbye to frustration, significant pre-planning requirements, complex purchase orders, tight delivery deadlines, and job site fabrication challenges. Keep reading to discover the benefits of our firestop systems solution and how it benefits many roles and job responsibilities in the construction industry.

How Can Firestop Systems Cut Down Time

You may be wondering: How does can this transform my work experience for the better?

The HOLDRITE HydroFlame Pro Series’ novel design transforms how cast-in-place firestop solutions are specified, installed and distributed within the USA building construction industry.

Let’s take a look at some of the time-saving elements of our HydroFlame Pro Series Firestop System!

Contractor

Interlocking Telescoping Design Sleeve

  • Eliminates the need to cut sleeves on the job site, for quicker installs
  • 6X FASTER install compared to makeshift methods
  • No caulking or mineral wood required
  • Meets and exceeds building code requirements and UL Listed
  • Telescoping sleeve allows a height range of 2 ½” to 12”
  • Extension sleeves available for greater than 12” thick slabs
  • Accommodates various pipe sizes, conduits, and cable sizes ½” to 6”
  • Versatile product minimizes inventory variations
  • Measurement guide system built into sleeves (US and Metric)
  • Easy to Order

Locator Whiskers

  • Easily located buried sleeve after concrete pour
  • Quickly identify plastic pipe (red base) or metal pipe (black base) sleeve penetrations

Safety Cap

  • Threaded cap allows for easy, non-destructive removal
  • Meets OSHA hole cover requirements
  • Safety cap attaches directly to telescoping or non-telescoping sleeve designs

Interlocking Nail-in Base

  • Allows mixed sizes to mount together
  • Ideal for layout alignment or tight locations
  • Quickly identify plastic pipe (red base) or metal pipe (black base) sleeve penetrations

Water Tight Mid-Body Seal

  • Seal design ideally grips pipe with up to 10X greater contact with pipe than other manufactured sleeve devices
  • Substantially greater contact at the small end of the pipe range
  • UL W-Rated out of the box – proven water-tightness
  • Allows for movement – important in seismic zones
  • Allows for off-center penetrations
  • Aids with acoustic noise and vibration isolation

HOLDRITE HydroFlame Custom Built Solutions

  • Custom designed for your project specifications
  • Custom crafted risers are ideal for thick concrete pours
  • Easy to install – Set it and forget it!
  • Meets and exceeds building code requirements, UL Listed
  • UL W-Rated

Wholesale Distributor

  • Significant new revenue streams
  • Easy to order, stock and add to your existing inventory
  • Sleeves allow for multiple pipe size ranges and materials types to pass through
  • Meets and exceeds UL Listed building, fire, and safety codes
  • Quick and easy to order (through HOLDRITE)
  • HydroFlame Pro Series typically ship within 48 hours of your purchase
  • Made in the USA
  • No-charge submittal and specification compliance assistance from HOLDRITE, for your customers
  • No-charge material take-off service through HOLDRITE, for your customers

Engineer/Architect

  • HydroFlame Pro Series are UL Listed firestop devices
  • Meets and exceeds UL and cUL Listed building and fire codes in the USA and Canada
  • Protects property and occupants against damage from water, fire, smoke, gas, noise, and seismic issues
  • Prevents water, moisture, and mold intrusion during construction and post-construction
  • Isolates hurricane, storm, and water damage
  • Protect Owner/Developer Interests
  • FBC System Compatible – CPVC Compatibility
  • Integrates superior product without increasing installed costs
  • Product specifications and custom specification authorship assistance available upon request
  • Fully tested and rated (data available upon request)
  • Use with combustible, non-combustible and insulated pipes, cables, conduits, etc.
  • Extensive accessories available
  • Eliminates one area for field installer error
  • Complies with OSHA requirements for hole covers
  • Made in the USA
  • Easily available at Wholesale Distribution throughout the USA and Canada
  • 3D CAD, BIM models and installation detail drawings available

Owner/Developer/General Contractor

  • Meets and exceeds building and fire codes
  • UL Listed firestop devices
  • Protects property and occupants against damage from water, fire, smoke, gas and seismic issues
  • Potentially reduces insurance costs
  • Reduces overall construction costs
  • Reduces today’s field installation errors and tomorrow’s potential concerns
  • Reduces time to dry floors and complete building – especially in high-rise construction
  • Enhances safety and quality on the job with built-in OSHA compliant safety hole covers
  • Watertight floor penetrations compartmentalize future water damage within finished building
  • Expedites cover inspections with built-in UL Listed Firestop Devices
  • Increases safety by keeping floor surfaces free of water and ice during construction, minimizing slip and fall hazards
  • Eliminates field applied sealants, which reduces human error factors while improving UL fire ratings
  • Easily available at Wholesale Distribution throughout the USA and Canada – fast lead times
  • Made in USA

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Through innovative product technology, like our HydroFlame Pro Series, we enthusiastically look forward to providing the premier firestop solution for the building construction requirements of engineers, contractors, and wholesale distributors.

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HOLDRITE is a leading manufacturer of innovative products and has been established as the recognized brand leader or category expert in such product and service categories as secondary pipe supports, acoustic noise and vibration plumbing solutions, sleeving and firestopping systems, equipment support and water heater accessories, and Drain Waste and Vent (DWV) solutions. Have questions, need additional product information or a price quote? Contact us today! Our dedicated Customer Support Team is ready to help.