In 1988 Pocono Fabricators collaborated with the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute Training Center to determine if Pre-Krete G-8 would be a suitable lining material to protect the interior walls and ceilings of a fire training facility.
Pre-Krete G-8 was applied at a nominal 2” thickness to a wall and ceiling area of a fire training facility. Four temperature measurements were made on the wall and in the ceiling respectively. The first was at the hot surface of the lining and the second was one-quarter of an inch below the surface. These locations were chosen to establish maximum material surface temperatures and temperature gradients within the lining. The other locations were at mid-depth (one inch below the surface) where the wire reinforcement was located and below the lining at the surface of the existing structure, the cold surface of the lining. Once a good fire had been established, the fire fighters enter the room and partially, or totally, extinguish the fire.
The Formula G-8 Pre-Krete lining system demonstrated excellent resistance to high temperatures and thermal shock. Although flame temperatures exceed 2000 °F, maximum surface temperatures for the lining system were below 1000 °F, with typical ceiling temperatures at 600 °F and wall temperatures at 500 °F. These temperatures are normal fire fighter training conditions.
Pre-Krete G-8 was proven capable of providing durable protection for fire fighter training facilities.
Please contact us if you would like a complete copy of the test results and/or our Application Guide/Specification – #PKFT – Pre-Krete G-8 Application Over a Masonry Substrate For a Fire Training Facility.