In a blog post earlier this year, we investigated how and why the food industry had made the shift to using PIR panels within their production environments. As this has become more and more important over the last 40 years thanks to increased fire safety procedures, businesses within the industry have needed to upgrade their facilities to comply.
We’re pleased to be working with an existing client, a leading engineering management provider, and the end user, a manufacturer of freshly prepared foods, in Cheshire to get them back up and running again after a small fire within their premises. Where the original fit-out utilised polystyrene panels, a material that doesn’t guarantee non-combustibility, the fire resulted in significant damage to the area and now requires a complete refit.
Stancold are responsible for removing all damaged panels within the oven area and replacing with an insurer friendly PIR alternative to meet non-combustibility standards of the food & drink industry. The design will match what was previously in place and the majority of the works will utilise Kingspan’s QuadCore panels, a robust PIR system that offers superior insulation and fire performance properties. The team will also rebuild an area with Mineral Fibre panelling as part of the specification and work flexibly to amend any other damage from the aftermath of the fire.
As works have already commenced on site, the team are efficiently working alongside other M&E contractors to adhere to the programme of works and get the end user fully operational again.
To discuss replacing your polystyrene panels with a fire-safe insurance-friendly PIR solution within your manufacturing facility, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our food & drink specialist, Sam Taylor, on 07768 670 150 or send us an enquiry.