Russell Smith
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Russell Smith has over 40 years’ experience working with intumescent technology, all gained with Mann McGowan where he holds the position of Technical Manager. Russell is key to product development, leading the company’s comprehensive testing programme for fire, smoke and acoustic products, and also conducts training and CPD presentations.

Intumescent materials – the vital technology in passive fire protection systems

They remain inert in normal conditions but expand to many times their dormant size to seal critical gaps around doors, glass, ironmongery and service penetrations when the worst happens. This feature explains the application and characteristics of these key materials.…


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