ECHAME offers a range of products with Fire Stable (SF) certification, to meet regulatory requirements in this area. SF classification is used when the suspended ceiling does not act as a protective screen for structures, but must still meet mechanical fire stability requirements, particularly in the common horizontal circulation areas (CHC) of high-rise buildings (IGH). Fire resistance characterizes the time during which elements
can retain their initial function despite the action of a fire: this ensures that there will be no falling ceiling elements. The decree of March 22, 2004, appendix 1 §2.5 describes the tests required to characterize
fire stability performance (minimum SF 1/4h required). SF: Fire Stability – Mechanical Resistance.
The products, construction and works, including the classification features symbol R (expressed in minute) can be set up when a requirement Stability for the Feu is required.