Fire Resistance of Steel Sections Galvanized to EN ISO 1461

Galvanizers Association with the aid of Steel Construction Institute (SCI) has published a design guide which greatly simplifies the design of galvanized steel members in fire, avoiding any need for complex calculations.

The publication includes:

  • Design tables to calculate fire resistance and maximum fire exposure periods for galvanized steel beams, composite beams, columns, and plates in tension, according to the Eurocodes and the UK and Irish National Annexes
  • Design tables in accordance with BS 5950 are also provided.
  •  Worked examples are also provided to illustrate the use of the tables

The design tables clearly show where the use of galvanized steel leads to an increase in fire resistance or fire exposure compared to non-galvanized steel.

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