"Offshore platforms were operating beyond their design life raising concerns within the industry about how PFP would perform following long term weathering and ageing. Was it still fit for purpose?" The HSE devised a programme to look at real time weathering on a variety of PFP materials over a 10 – 20 year period, which
We are pleased to announce that Spirit Energy have joined PFPNet and are already contributing to the upcoming technical subcommittee activities. To find out more about one of Europe’s top independent exploration and production companies, click here.
In the event of a hydrocarbon plant fire, unprotected structural steel will only last a few minutes before it collapses. Alfred Miller Contracting (AMC), headquartered in Lake Charles, Louisiana has been in business for over 70 years and fireproof more steel than anyone in North America. In the below article, Bob Pool, AMC's Executive Vice-President
We have added the 2019 conference newsletter and two more presentations to the members area of the website! The presentations are: 1. Decommissioned Accommodation Units Fire Tests - Deborah Willoughby & Mark Royle, HSL2. Assessing the Durability of PFP - Robin Wade, International Paint We will add a final presentation from the HSE ASAP -
Presentations from the 2019 PFPNet Conference held between the 5th and 6th June are now available to download from the Members Area of the website. Please make sure you have your log in details to hand to access these files. If you do not have a password, or if you have lost it, please contact
A key objective for PFPNet is to improve knowledge and understanding of Passive Fire Protection (PFP) used in industrial facilities. A fundamental part of this is the provision of training for individuals who are involved in PFP from design to installation and inspection. The Members of PFPNet provide a very significant knowledge base covering all
We are pleased to announce that the agenda for the 2019 PFPNet Conference, which is taking place between the 5th and 6th of June in Manchester, UK, is available now! Please click here to download the confirmed agenda. The conference is open to PFPNet members and non-members, to find out more and to register, please
We are pleased to share with you the preliminary agenda for the 2019 PFPNet Conference, which is taking place between the 5th and 6th of June in Manchester, UK! Please click here to download the preliminary agenda. The conference is open to PFPNet members and non-members, to find out more and to register, please visit:
We recently announced the work scopes for 2019. These activities were part of a poll that our members voted on towards the end of 2018, and as such, outline areas that require immediate attention. The work scopes were approved by the Steering Committee in December and are as follows: 3-Sided Protection of Structural BeamsProtection of
There is a wide variation in knowledge around the subject of PFP coatbacks – ranging from “what are they and why do I need them?” to detailed calculation methods. Recognising these diverse opinions and methods, the poll of PFPNet Members raised this important aspect of detailing as an area that needs more clarification and guidance.