KBS® – Cable Fire Protection and Penetration Sealing

KBS® – Proven structural fire protection for maximum safety

The KBS® fire protection portfolio includes a wide range of fire protection products of the highest quality that reliably prevent the spread of fire in an emergency and thus permanently meet building code requirements.

For almost 70 years, new concepts and systems for preventive fire protection have been developed in our well-equipped laboratories and proven and innovative products have been manufactured in modern production facilities. A multitude of fire tests and listed test reports, approvals and certificates according to the most important internationally recognized standards prove the excellent properties of our KBS® fire protection products. Our focus is on penetration sealing and coatings. KBS® products and systems have been appreciated by our partners for decades in terms of reliability of delivery and quality. This ensures safety in planning for planners and contractors.

Our fire protection solutions

KBS® offers a wide range of products for various protection scenarios in preventive fire protection.

  • Coatings for cable fire protection
  • Penetration sealing / fire stopping for cable transits, pipe penetrations and mixed installations (cable and pipe penetrations together)

Your contact for advice & sales

Christopher Zeh

Product & Application Manager
Fire Protection Systems

E-Mail: info@fire-protectors.com


KBS® Mixed Penetration Seals in the Roche Tower, Basel

Among other measures, a large number of installed KBS® Kombischott ABL 90 penetration seals secure the fire compartments in the prisma-shaped Roche Tower, Basel, which was opened in 2015. This provides for protecting life and limb of the people working inside in case of fire. In Tower 2, now nearing completion in 2021, numerous KBS® penetration seal solutions will again be installed.

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KBS® Pipe Seal M im Prime Tower Zürich

KBS® Pipe Seal M in the Prime Tower Zurich

Plastic pipes up to a diameter of 400 mm are routed through ceilings and walls in the Prime Tower Zurich. KBS® Pipe Seal M collars effectively ensure protection against the passage of fire and smoke in the event of fire.

KBS® Tub Jacket Wandabschottung in einem Baseler Chemieunternehmen

KBS® Tub Jacket wall penetration seal in a Basel chemical company

This fire stopping solution ensures that flames and smoke gases cannot spread to the adjacent fire compartment. In addition, the insulation and the coating with KBS® Foamcoat ensure that the temperature of the steel tube does not rise above the limit of 180 Kelvin required by EN 1366-3 within 90 minutes during a fire.

Kabelabschottung mit dem KBS® Mortar Seal

Cable penetration seal with KBS® Mortar

Our proven KBS® cable penetration seals were used in various power plants in Finland. KBS® Mortar is used here especially for fire stopping in concrete floors.

Kabelabschottung KBS® Sealbags

Cable penetration seal with KBS® Sealbags

KBS® Sealbags as permanent fire protection solution in the Telfer Gold Mine in Down Under Western Australia.

Kabelabschottung KBS® Panel Seal ABL

Cable penetration seal with KBS® Panel Seal ABL

KBS® Panel Seal ABL cable penetration seal realized by Serpib-Industrie, France, in the EDF thermal power plant Martigues at the Mediterranean coast, near Marseille.

Brandschutzbeschichtung der Leitungen in einem Kabeltunnel

Fire protection coating of electric cables in a cable tunnel

The cable tunnel of the "Cable Line Pehlin - Turnic" project on the Croatian Adriatic coast near Rijeka extends over a distance of almost 2 km. To protect the 110 kV cables against fire propagation, the Croatian company Dalekovod equipped them with KBS® Coating in 2014.

Kabelbeschichtung im Sime Darby Gaskraftwerk Thailand

Cable coating at Sime Darby gas power plant Thailand

The supply of electrical energy for the population and industry is an essential necessity nowadays. The coating of the cables in the transformer station of the Sime Darby CCGT Cogen Power Plant, Laem Chabang Industrial Estate Chon Buri / Thailand with KBS® Coating ensures that cable fires and the resulting blackouts in the power distribution network are avoided

Kabelbeschichtung in einer Raffinerie

Cable coating in a refinery

In 2013, Bangchak Petroleum was looking for a cable fire protection coating that could withstand decades of outdoor use in the weather conditions of tropical Thailand.

KBS® Coating – Eiffelturm Paris

KBS® Coating - Eiffel Tower Paris

In 2010, the complete steel structure of the Eiffel Tower was painted with a brown color. To match this, the fire-retardant cable coating KBS® Coating also had to be colored in the same shade and applied to the visible power cables. Prior to its application, however, our lab-team needed to ascertain that the fire protective action of KBS® Coating had not suffered due to the coloration.