For installations comprising of a load-bearing ceiling and suspended ceiling, our systems meet German and International fire protection standards. For the protection of ceiling cavities and escape routes, we offer self-contained fire protection.
Building products are regulated according to European and international standards and classified according to different fire protection classes. OWA ceiling systems meet these requirements.
Find out here which standards must be observed during planning.
The relevant standard for ceilings with cover layers made of e.g. mineral tiles, metal etc. is EN 13964 “Ceilings – Requirements and test methods”. These types of ceilings are covered by the European Construction Products Directive. Individual products, as well as full kits, have a CE marking and declaration of performance (DOP). National verification is not required.
According to EN 13501-1, building products are divided into different classes according to their fire behaviour. The fire behaviour class must be verified by a test certificate issued by a notified testing agency.
Products from our OWAcoustic premium/smart ranges are available in the classification A2-s1, d0 according to DIN EN 13501-1.
OWA products for special applications (e.g. for hygienic areas) can have a lower classification. This is shown on the respective product information pages.
Fire resistance includes a system test of the ceiling and the load-bearing structure above it (floor slab, roof, etc.). The main European classification standard is EN 13501-2. The aim is to prevent the passage of fire from bottom to top or vice versa for as long as possible.
Components are classified in fire resistance classes according to their fire resistance duration. The most important results of the fire resistance classes of OWA ceiling systems can be found in our brochure on fire protection.
Resistance to fire in combination with the load-bearing structure:
Steel beam floor
Reinforced block floor
Reinforced concrete hollow slab
Steel roof construction with corrugated steel sheets insulation (foam glass)
Steel roof construction with corrugated steel sheets insulation + mineral wool
Self-contained fire protection units