3-Sided PFP Protection of Structural Beams – Position Paper

We would like to thank representatives from Carboline, Gexcon, Hempel, International Paint, Isolatek, JGC, Jotun, MMI Thornton Tomasetti, PFP Specialists, PPG, Promat, Sherwin Williams, Technip FMC, UL, and WarringtonFire for their assistance in developing and reviewing this position paper.

It is the position of PFPNet, and its members, that the practice of leaving top surfaces of structural beams unprotected when exposed to the heat of a fire, will result in the member rapidly exceeding temperatures detailed in design codes and industry guidance with the potential for premature structural failure.

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