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ABOUT FIRE RATED CABINETS

JL Industries Offers Two Versions of Fire-rated Cabinets  

FIRE-FX2™ Series fire rated cabinets use a lightweight mineral wool insulation

FIRE-FX® uses gypsum wallboard with a steel tub assembly

JL led the industry with the first pre-lined fire-rated cabinet series called Fire-FX® in 1991, and introduced the next generation of cabinets - the Fire-FX2™ Series in 2015.  The Fire-FX2™ cabinets weigh an average of 14.75 lbs less per cabinet than the original design introduced in 1991.

Per IBC 2018 Section 714.5.2 Membrane penetrations shall comply with Section 714.5.1.2 penetrations shall be installed and tested in accordance with ASTM E814 or UL 1479. Those are both standard test methods for fire tests of penetration firestops that are equivalent to each other.


FIRE-FX2™ fire rated cabinet design is used for the following products;

Extinguisher Cabinets (all recessed from trimless to 4-1/2” trim):  Ambassador, Academy, Cosmopolitan, Panorama, Clear- Vu, Embassy, Cavalier and Low Profile Orbit, Fire Hose and Valve Cabinets:  Crownline Series, AED Cabinets:  Lifestart™  and Olympus™  Series

Features and benefits include;

  • Lightweight, easier to handle and saves on shipping costs.
  • Foil-faced insulation is attached directly to the outside of the cabinet.

UL listed and labeled as an approved membrane penetration firestop system for up to 2 hours in accordance with UL 1479 (ASTM-E814) and CAN/ULC-S115, when properly installed in a wall assembly according to installation instructions.

Fire-FX2 Cabinets UL Certificate of Compliance

To order or specify, add the FX2 Option to the end of the model number.  For example, use model "1017F10FX2",  if you want an Ambassador "1017F10" with the Fire-FX2 Option.


FIRE-FX® fire-rated cabinet design is used for Security and Detention Cabinets as well as the School Series Cabinets

Features and benefits include;

  • Fire-FX construction uses Gypsum Wallboard sandwiched in a double tub design

Intertek listed and labeled as an approved membrane penetration firestop system for up to 2 hours in accordance with ASTM-E814 when properly installed in a wall assembly according to installation instructions.

Fire-FX Security and School Cabinet Intertek Certificate of Compliance 

For School Series, add the FX Option to the end of the model number.  For example, use model "CS2015F17FX",  if you want an School Series "CS2015F17" with the Fire-FX Option.

For Security cabinets, add the FX Option to the model number.  For example, use model "SFXFC-16xxx",  if you want a Security Series "SFC-16xxx" with the Fire-FX Option.