SPS products offer a number of built-in safety benefits allowing engineers to provide heightened safety across an entire structure rather than adding structure or coatings to particularly sensitive areas. As the 'protection' is naturally embedded between the two face plates, a structure is more likely to survive a major event.
Built-in fire protection
SPS acts as an effective fire barrier without the need for the external insulation typically required on steel structures.
Increased resistance to accidental or extreme loads
SPS structures naturally resist crack propagation, have fewer impact sensitive connection details and are able to absorb greater loads through plastification thus transferring less load to the primary structure. In the case of extreme load events, such as groundings and collisions, SPS offers substantial improvements
in safety and a reduction in environmental risk.