The new PFPNet Technical Subcommittee for Fire Protection in Tunnels recently held its first formal (online) meeting since an initial meeting in January to assess the interest and scope for a tunnels Technical Subcommittee within the PFPNet organisation. A second meeting was then held to clearly define what priority tasks should be undertaken and to
We'd like to welcome our newest member on board - Park Derochie! Recognized by the Journal of Protective Coatings and Linings (JPCL) as one of the Top 10 Contractors; ranked No. 4 in North America, and No.1 in Canada, Park Derochie specializes in all types of Coatings & Blasting, Fireproofing, Mechanical Insulation, Scaffolding and Containment.
The TAC Document is a guidance document that provides an overview of the main features and processes involved in the testing, assessment and certification/approval of passive fire protection (PFP) products and systems. The document explains the product performance testing and approval process in general terms and will have many potential users. To download your copy,
This guidance document (The PFPNet Roadmap) has been designed to lead the reader through the process of developing a Passive Fire Protection (PFP - also referred to as "fireproofing") scheme, starting from the actual fire risk and associated scenarios up to the point where a PFP scheme or PFP system is specified. The PFPNet Roadmap
In January an initial meeting regarding the above was held and attended by a number of companies involved in tunnel fire protection. The objective of the meeting was to discuss what the key issues were for them and if the establishment of a PFPNet Tunnels Sub-committee would be of benefit. The outcome of the meeting
We are pleased to announce that Envirograf® are the latest company to join PFPNet! The Envirograf® brand was established in 1983 and quickly evolved to become a leading force in passive fire products. Its reputation as an innovator and developer of passive fire products is widely recognised, and its commitment to product research and development
We are proposing to hold a meeting to explore the development of a PFPNet tunnels subcommittee on the 15th January, 2020. The location is as yet undecided and will depend on where interested parties are based. At present possible options include the Netherlands or the UK. The purpose of the meeting is to establish a
We recently updated you on the progress of our High Heat Flux Testing Working Group. The next stages were to: update the position paper being worked on; develop a draft test standard; put together a proposal for a two-phase release validation test; and a produce guidance note on the applicability of the HHF test and
PFPNet was requested to provide an interpretation of a clause in API 2218 related to pool fire protection of process vessels, and the role that PFP can play in providing fire protection. Here is the view developed by the PFPNet Standards Engagement subcommittee as to how this clause should be interpreted.
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