Update - Effective fire sealing for open framed switchboards

ECA WA is working closely with Building and Energy to provide members with certainty around how to achieve an effective fire seal for open framed switchboards.

We are of the view that mineral fibre insulation which meets the Australian standard for non-combustibility is an appropriate means by which contractors can achieve an effective fire seal.

When jammed securely into the wall cavity, this insulation achieves the appropriate fire sealing objectives. 

We are hoping to show Building and Energy staff tangible examples of this practice in the very near future.