Fire Protection

Fire safety is an important design criteria for steel sheet piles that will be used as permanent structural elements in underground car parks, basements and infrastructure (tunnels, underpasses...). ArcelorMittal carried out extensive research on this subject and can assist with the required fire design verifications.

A comprehensive description of the design is available in the brochure “Underground car parks. Fire resistance” (see below). Furthermore, it includes an easy-to-use verification procedure allowing a simplified assessment of the fire safety of the steel sheet pile structure at the pre-design stage.

ArcelorMittal's R&D department developed years ago a software for internal use that can account for the influence of the (saturated) soil behind the sheet pile wall in case of fire.

Feel free to contact us for more detailed information or for a complimentary preliminary design with our exclusive software.
Last modified: January 14, 2019
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Underground car parks | Fire resistance
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