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CERTIFICATE OF APPROVAL

No CF 500
This is to certify that, in accordance with
TS00 General Requirements for Certification of Fire Protection Products
The undermentioned products of

SHERWIN-WILLIAMS/LEIGHS PAINTS
Tower Works, Kestor Street, Bolton, BL2 2AL
Tel: 01204 521 771 Fax: 01204 382 115
Have been assessed against the requirements of the Technical Schedule(s)
denoted below and are approved for use subject to the conditions
appended hereto:

______________________________________________________________________________

CERTIFIED PRODUCT

TECHNICAL SCHEDULE

Firetex M95

TS15 Intumescent
Coatings for Steelwork

Signed and sealed for and on behalf of CERTIFIRE

Sir Ken Knight


Chairman - Management Council

Issued: 2nd January 2007


Revised: 24th April 2013
Valid to: 16th January 2018

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This certificate is the property of Warrington Certification Limited, part of Exova (UK) Ltd.

Registered office: Lochend Industrial Estate, Newbridge, Midlothian, EH28 8PL, UK. Registered in Scotland, No. SC 70429

CERTIFICATE No CF 500
SHERWIN-WILLIAMS/LEIGHS PAINTS
Firetex M95
1.

This approval relates to the use of Firetex M95 for the fire protection of I-shaped and
hollow steel sections. The precise scope is given in Tables 1 to 5 which show the total
dry film thickness of Firetex M95 (excluding primer and top sealer) required to provide fire
resistance periods in accordance with BS476: Part 21: 1987 of 30 minutes up to 120
minutes for differing sections and section factors (Hp/A).

2.

This certification is designed to demonstrate compliance of the product or system


specifically with Approved Document B (England and Wales), Section D of the Technical
Standards (Scotland), Technical Booklet E (N. Ireland). If compliance is required to other
regulatory or guidance documents there may be additional considerations or conflict to
be taken into account.

3.

The products are approved on the basis of:


i)
ii)
iii)
iv)
v)

Initial type testing.


A design appraisal against TS15.
Certification of quality management system to ISO 9001: 2000.
Inspection and surveillance of factory production control
Audit testing

4.

The data referring to three-sided fire exposure of beams relate to beams supporting
concrete floor slabs. Separate consideration is required where this is not the case.

5.

The data shown are applicable to steel sections blast cleaned to Swedish Standard
SA2.5 or equivalent and primed with a suitable and compatible primer. Specifications of
surface preparations, primers and top sealers is available from Sherwin-Williams/Leighs
Paints whose responsibility is to ensure that Firetex M95 is compatible for use in respect
of both ambient and fire conditions. The total dry film thickness of primer should not
exceed that tested.

6.

The data shown is applicable to Firetex M95 applied by spray to horizontal, vertical,
flexural and compression members supporting loads up to the maximum design loads
specified in BS449: Part 2.

7.

The approval relates to on going production. Product and/or its immediate packaging is
identified with the manufacturers name, the product name or number, the CERTIFIRE
name or name and mark, together with the CERTIFIRE certificate number and
application where appropriate.

8.

The data shown in the tables are based on assessments which comply with the
criteria for acceptability now incorporated within the Certifire scheme.
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Issued: 2 January 2007


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Revised: 24 April 2013
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Valid to: 16 January 2018

This certificate is the property of Warrington Certification Limited, part of Exova (UK) Ltd.

Registered office: Lochend Industrial Estate, Newbridge, Midlothian, EH28 8PL, UK. Registered in Scotland, No. SC 70429

CERTIFICATE No CF 500
SHERWIN-WILLIAMS/LEIGHS PAINTS
Firetex M95

Table 1
I-Section Beams (3-Sided protection)
30 minutes

60 minutes

Section
Factor
-1
m

Thickness
mm

Section
Factor
-1
m

Thickness
mm

Section
Factor
-1
m

Thickness
mm

235
240
245
250
255
260
265
270
275
280
285
290
295
300
305
310
315
320
325
330

2.000
2.010
2.055
2.100
2.145
2.185
2.230
2.275
2.320
2.360
2.405
2.450
2.495
2.585
2.690
2.795
2.900
3.000
3.000
3.000

85
90
95
100
105
110
115
120
125
130
135
140
145
150
155
160
165
170
175
180

2.000
2.035
2.120
2.200
2.285
2.370
2.450
2.535
2.625
2.710
2.795
2.880
2.970
3.050
3.135
3.220
3.300
3.385
3.470
3.550

185
190
195
200
205
210
215
220
225
230
235
240
245
250
255
260
265
270
275
280

3.635
3.720
3.800
3.885
3.970
4.055
4.140
4.225
4.315
4.400
4.485
4.570
4.650
4.735
4.820
4.900
4.985
7.000
7.000
7.000

Section
Factor
-1
m

Thickness
mm

285
290
295
300
305
310
315
320
325
330

7.500
8.000
8.000
8.000
8.000
8.000
8.000
8.000
8.000
8.000

Thickness is intumescent only.


Table applies to beams with concrete slab.

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Issued: 2 January 2007


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Revised: 24 April 2013
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Valid to: 16 January 2018

This certificate is the property of Warrington Certification Limited, part of Exova (UK) Ltd.

Registered office: Lochend Industrial Estate, Newbridge, Midlothian, EH28 8PL, UK. Registered in Scotland, No. SC 70429

CERTIFICATE No CF 500
SHERWIN-WILLIAMS/LEIGHS PAINTS
Firetex M95

Table 1 Continued
I-Section Beams (3-Sided protection)
90 minutes
Section
Factor
-1
m

Thickness
mm

50
55
60
65
70
75
80
85
90
95
100
105
110
115
120
125
130
135
140
145
150
155
160
165
170
175
180
185
190

3.0
3.5
4.0
4.5
5.0
5.5
6.0
6.0
6.0
6.0
6.0
6.5
7.0
7.0
7.0
7.5
8.0
8.5
9.0
9.0
9.0
9.5
10.0
10.0
10.0
10.0
10.0
10.5
11.0

120 minutes

Section
Factor
-1
m

Thickness
mm

195
200
205
210
215
220
225
230
235
240
245
250
255
260
265
270
275
280
285
290
295
300
305
310
315
320
325
330

11.0
11.0
11.0
11.0
11.0
11.0
11.5
12.0
12.0
12.0
12.0
12.0
12.0
12.0
12.5
13.0
13.0
13.0
13.0
13.0
13.0
13.0
13.0
13.0
13.0
13.0
13.5
14.0

Section
Factor
-1
m

Thickness
mm

30
35
40
45
50
55
60
65
70
75
80
85
90
95
100
105
110
115
120
125
130
135
140
145
150
155
160
165
170
175
180

3.0
3.5
4.0
4.5
5.0
5.5
6.0
6.0
6.0
6.5
7.0
7.0
7.0
7.0
7.0
7.0
7.0
7.5
8.0
8.0
8.0
8.5
9.0
9.0
9.0
9.5
10.0
10.0
10.0
10.0
10.0

Section
Factor
-1
m

Thickness
mm

185
190
195
200
205
210
215
220
225
230
235
240
245
250
255
260
265
270
275
280
285
290
295
300
305
310
315
320
325
330

11.0
12.0
12.0
12.0
12.5
13.0
13.0
13.0
13.5
14.0
14.0
14.0
14.5
15.0
15.0
15.0
15.5
16.0
16.0
16.0
16.5
17.0
17.5
18.0
18.0
18.0
18.0
18.0
18.5
19.0

Thickness is intumescent only.


Table applies to beams with concrete slab.
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Issued: 2 January 2007


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Revised: 24 April 2013
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Valid to: 16 January 2018

This certificate is the property of Warrington Certification Limited, part of Exova (UK) Ltd.

Registered office: Lochend Industrial Estate, Newbridge, Midlothian, EH28 8PL, UK. Registered in Scotland, No. SC 70429

CERTIFICATE No CF 500
SHERWIN-WILLIAMS/LEIGHS PAINTS
Firetex M95

Table 2
I-Section Columns and Beams (4-Sided protection)
30 minutes

60 minutes

Section
Factor
-1
m

Thickness
mm

Section
Factor
-1
m

Thickness
mm

185
190
195
200
205
210
215
220
225
230
235
240
245
250
255
260
265
270
275
280
285
290
295
300
305
310
315
320
325
330

2.000
2.010
2.045
2.085
2.120
2.160
2.195
2.235
2.270
2.310
2.345
2.385
2.420
2.460
2.495
2.535
2.575
2.610
2.650
2.690
2.730
2.770
2.805
2.845
2.885
2.925
2.965
3.000
3.000
3.000

75
80
85
90
95
100
105
110
115
120
125
130
135
140
145
150
155
160
165
170
175
180
185
190
195
200
205
210
215
220

2.000
2.020
2.120
2.215
2.310
2.405
2.500
2.600
2.695
2.790
2.885
2.985
3.080
3.175
3.270
3.370
3.465
3.560
3.655
3.750
3.850
3.945
4.040
4.135
4.235
4.330
4.425
4.520
4.615
4.705

Section
Factor
-1
m

Thickness
mm

225
230
235
240
245
250
255
260
265
270
275
280
285
290
295
300
305
310
315
320
325
330

4.800
4.890
4.985
7.000
7.500
8.000
8.000
8.000
8.000
8.000
8.500
8.500
8.500
8.500
9.000
9.000
9.000
9.000
9.000
9.000
9.000
9.000

Thickness is intumescent only.


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Issued: 2 January 2007


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Revised: 24 April 2013
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Valid to: 16 January 2018

This certificate is the property of Warrington Certification Limited, part of Exova (UK) Ltd.

Registered office: Lochend Industrial Estate, Newbridge, Midlothian, EH28 8PL, UK. Registered in Scotland, No. SC 70429

CERTIFICATE No CF 500
SHERWIN-WILLIAMS/LEIGHS PAINTS
Firetex M95

Table 2 Continued
I-Section Columns and Beams (4-Sided protection)
90 minutes
Section
Factor
-1
m

Thickness
mm

40
45
50
55
60
65
70
75
80
85
90
95
100
105
110
115
120
125
130
135
140
145
150
155
160
165
170
175
180
185
190

3.0
3.5
4.0
4.5
5.0
5.5
6.0
6.5
6.5
7.0
7.0
7.0
7.0
7.5
8.0
8.5
8.5
9.0
9.0
10.0
10.0
10.0
10.0
10.5
10.5
11.0
11.0
11.0
11.0
11.5
12.0

120 minutes

Section
Factor
-1
m

Thickness
mm

195
200
205
210
215
220
225
230
235
240
245
250
255
260
265
270
275
280
285
290
295
300
305
310
315
320
325
330

12.0
12.0
12.0
12.0
12.0
12.0
12.5
13.0
13.0
13.0
13.5
13.5
13.5
13.5
14.0
14.0
14.5
14.5
14.5
14.5
14.5
14.5
15.0
15.0
15.0
15.0
15.5
15.5

Section
Factor
-1
m

Thickness
mm

30
35
40
45
50
55
60
65
70
75
80
85
90
95
100
105
110
115
120
125
130
135
140
145
150
155
160
165
170
175
180

3.50
4.00
4.50
5.00
5.50
6.00
6.50
6.50
6.50
7.00
7.50
8.00
8.00
8.00
8.00
8.00
8.00
8.50
9.00
9.00
9.00
9.50
10.00
10.50
10.50
11.00
11.00
11.50
11.50
11.50
11.50

Section
Factor
-1
m

Thickness
mm

185
190
195
200
205
210
215
220
225
230
235
240
245
250
255
260
265
270
275
280
285
290
295
300
305
310
315
320
325
330

12.5
13.0
13.0
13.0
13.5
14.0
14.0
14.0
15.0
15.5
15.5
15.5
16.0
16.5
16.5
16.5
17.0
17.5
17.5
17.5
18.0
18.5
19.0
19.0
19.5
19.5
19.5
19.5
20.0
20.0

Thickness is intumescent only.


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Issued: 2 January 2007


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Revised: 24 April 2013
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Valid to: 16 January 2018

This certificate is the property of Warrington Certification Limited, part of Exova (UK) Ltd.

Registered office: Lochend Industrial Estate, Newbridge, Midlothian, EH28 8PL, UK. Registered in Scotland, No. SC 70429

CERTIFICATE No CF 500
SHERWIN-WILLIAMS/LEIGHS PAINTS
Firetex M95

Table 3
CHS/RHS Columns (4 sided protection)
30 minutes

60 minutes

Section
Factor
-1
m

Thickness
mm

Section
Factor
-1
m

Thickness
mm

Section
Factor
-1
m

Thickness
mm

230
235
240
245
250
255
260
265
270
275
280
285
290
295
300
305
310
315
320
325
330

3.0
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
4.0
4.0
4.0
4.0
4.5
4.5
5.0
5.0
5.0
5.0
5.0
5.0
5.5
5.5

80
85
90
95
100
105
110
115
120
125
130
135
140
145
150
155
160
165
170
175
180

3.0
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
4.0
4.5
4.5
4.5
5.0
5.5
5.5
5.5
6.0
6.5
7.0
7.0
7.5
7.5

185
190
195
200
205
210
215
220
225
230
235
240
245
250
255
260
265
270
275
280
285

8.0
8.0
8.0
8.0
8.5
9.0
9.0
9.0
9.5
10.0
10.0
10.0
10.5
11.0
11.0
11.0
11.5
12.0
12.0
12.0
12.5

Section
Factor
-1
m

Thickness
mm

290
295
300
305
310
315
320
325
330

12.5
13.0
13.0
13.5
13.5
14.0
14.0
14.5
14.5

Thickness is intumescent only.

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Issued: 2 January 2007


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Revised: 24 April 2013
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Valid to: 16 January 2018

This certificate is the property of Warrington Certification Limited, part of Exova (UK) Ltd.

Registered office: Lochend Industrial Estate, Newbridge, Midlothian, EH28 8PL, UK. Registered in Scotland, No. SC 70429

CERTIFICATE No CF 500
SHERWIN-WILLIAMS/LEIGHS PAINTS
Firetex M95

Table 3 continued
CHS/RHS Columns (4 sided protection)
90 minutes
Section
Factor
-1
m

Thickness
mm

30
35
40
45
50
55
60
65
70
75
80
85
90
95
100
105
110
115
120
125
130
135
140
145
150
155
160
165
170
175
180

3.0
3.5
4.0
4.5
5.0
5.5
6.0
7.0
7.5
8.0
8.5
9.0
9.0
9.0
9.0
9.5
9.5
10.0
10.5
11.0
11.0
11.5
12.0
12.0
12.0
12.5
13.0
13.0
13.0
13.5
14.0

120 minutes

Section
Factor
-1
m

Thickness
mm

185
190
195
200
205
210
215
220
225
230
235
240
245
250
255
260
265
270
275
280
285
290
295
300
305
310
315
320
325
330

14.0
14.0
14.5
14.5
15.0
15.0
15.5
15.5
15.5
15.5
16.0
16.0
16.5
16.5
16.5
16.5
17.0
17.5
17.5
17.5
17.5
17.5
17.5
17.5
17.5
17.5
18.0
18.5
18.5
18.5

Section
Factor
-1
m

Thickness
mm

30
35
40
45
50
55
60
65
70
75
80
85
90
95
100
105
110
115
120
125
130
135
140
145
150

4.0
5.0
5.5
6.5
7.5
8.5
9.5
10.5
11.0
12.0
13.0
13.5
14.0
14.0
14.0
14.5
15.0
16.0
17.0
17.5
18.0
18.5
19.0
19.5
20.0

Thickness is intumescent only.


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Page 8 of 8 Signed

Issued: 2 January 2007


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Revised: 24 April 2013
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Valid to: 16 January 2018

This certificate is the property of Warrington Certification Limited, part of Exova (UK) Ltd.

Registered office: Lochend Industrial Estate, Newbridge, Midlothian, EH28 8PL, UK. Registered in Scotland, No. SC 70429