HARDIEFIRE INSULATION (ROCKWOOL)
HardieFireTM insulation is specifically designed for use in fire applications with HardieSmartTM systems. Please refer to the current respective HardieSmartTM systems design guide for more information including installation and suitability
A high density fire, acoustic and thermal insulation for use with HardieSmart™ wall systems. This product complies with AS/NZS 4859.1:2002 including Amendment 1 – Materials for the Thermal Insulation of Buildings.
Storage and handling
HardieFireTM insulation should be stored in an internal dry area, out of direct sunlight and not exposed to chemicals. James HardieTM products must not be installed during an electrical storm and must be installed in a dry state to a dry surface and protected from weather during transport and storage. HardieFire™ insulation has not been designed to withstand prolonged direct exposure to the exterior elements. Ensure that the insulation is completely dry prior to Installation.
Safe working practices
Keep exposure to a minimum and minimise quantities kept in work areas. Avoid contact with eyes. When handling and installing Hardiefire™ insulation, to prevent irritation ensure to wear: • Safety goggles/glasses conforming to AS/NZS 1336, • Protective clothing such as gloves and long sleeve shirts and trousers, • P1 or P2 respirators.
ELECTRIC CABLES AND EQUIPMENT PARTIALLY OR COMPLETELY SURROUNDED WITH BULK THERMAL INSULATION MAY OVERHEAT AND FAIL. FOR INFORMATION REGARDING THE INSTALLATION OF THERMAL INSULATION IN DWELLINGS, PLEASE REFER TO THE FOLLOWING AUSTRALIAN STANDARDS: I. AS 3999.1992: Thermal Insulation of dwellings – Bulk Insulation, Installation requirements II. AS 3000: Electrical Installations – buildings, structures and premises
• You must turn the mains power ‘Off’ before entering the work space. If in doubt, you must consult a licensed electrician. • Care and safety measures must be followed when working in areas that contain live electrical wiring. • Defective electrical cables, terminals or any other electrical wiring must be repaired by the relevant specialist prior to installation. • Ensure the workspace has adequate and ample ventilation. If working in confined spaces, it is recommended to use a HEPA vacuum or other suitable dust extractors. • Before entering the workspace, complete a risk assessment inspection to identify hazards including but not limited to electrical, site access and ventilation.
• When placing HardieFire™ insulation inside the wall stud bays, ensure a minimum 5mm compression along sides is maintained. • If cutting is required, please allow 5mm in addition to the required dimension to achieve above compression. CUTTING It is recommended to cut outdoors. If cutting indoors, please ensure that workspace is properly ventilated or HEPA vacuums/dust extractors are used. 1. Position cutting station so wind will blow dust away from the user or others in working area.
It is recommended to cut outdoors. If cutting indoors, please ensure that workspace is properly ventilated or HEPA vacuums/dust extractors are used. 1. Position cutting station so wind will blow dust away from the user or others in working area.
Discard any waste pieces of HardieFire™ insulation in accordance to your local council guidelines. Dispose of the material in such a manner to prevent exposure and escape.
HardieFire™ insulation has a 10-year manufacturing warranty when used with HardieSmart™ systems. For terms and conditions of product warranty, refer to www.jameshardie.com.au or www.accel.com.au