Do Fixed Fire Fighting Systems Reduce Temperatures in Tunnel Fires?

Wide ranging conclusions are often drawn as to the effectiveness of Fixed Fire Fighting Systems in reducing temperatures in tunnel fires.  The following paper, authored by Arnoud Breunese of Etex and Tomas Rakovec of Efectis, considers the potential consequences of extrapolating too widely from a limited set of research test results to justify the substitution

Do Fixed Fire Fighting Systems Reduce Temperatures in Tunnel Fires? 2021-04-15T20:55:05+01:00

Proportioning of Two-Component Epoxy Intumescent Coatings for Passive Fire Protection

In today’s protective coating industry, there is a growing demand to proportion and spray 100% solids coatings that are high viscosity and composed of materials that make them compressible during processing. Epoxy intumescent fireproofing is one such material that starts as somewhat compressible in the pail, and becomes more compressible when heated and agitated under

Proportioning of Two-Component Epoxy Intumescent Coatings for Passive Fire Protection 2021-03-18T12:08:28+00:00

Hydrogen and Passive Fire Protection

Background The fast-developing energy transition, with a target of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions, will include a significant expansion in the use of hydrogen. The roles for hydrogen being considered include energy transportation and storage, land transport, maritime propulsion, domestic heating and ‘hard to de-carbonise’ industry. Even if this is only partially realised, there will be

Hydrogen and Passive Fire Protection 2021-02-23T21:33:43+00:00

Passive Fire Protection and Tunnels – Download our Latest Paper!

Fires in road tunnels present challenges for those designing and operating these important items of critical infrastructure. The confinement of the tunnel and the potential for multiple sources of combustible materials produce severe fire loads on structure, and difficulties for those evacuating or needing access to carry out firefighting and rescue activities. In our latest

Passive Fire Protection and Tunnels – Download our Latest Paper! 2020-10-19T11:03:10+01:00

The Institute of Corrosion / PFPNet Fire Protection Coatings Inspector Training Programme

After successfully launching the Institute of Corrosion / PFPNet Fire Protection Coatings Inspector Training Programme earlier this week, it gives us great pleasure to provide more details! https://youtu.be/-_4Odx61Hq0 Why attend this course? The changing market dynamics and a number of PFP failures on major new construction projects will dictate the need for a more rigorous

The Institute of Corrosion / PFPNet Fire Protection Coatings Inspector Training Programme 2021-02-02T19:57:04+00:00

Fire Protection Coatings Inspector Training Programme

The Institute of Corrosion (ICorr) and PFPNet will be launching their market leading training course specifically aimed at the training of Inspectors who inspect installation of hydrocarbon passive fire protection coating materials. This training course is targeted at both epoxy intumescent and cementitious materials and we believe that it provides a step-change towards improved competence

Fire Protection Coatings Inspector Training Programme 2020-09-16T12:31:18+01:00

Fire Testing Procedure for Concrete Tunnel Linings

Following a tragic accident in 1978 in which 5 people died after a fire in the Velser tunnel in the Netherlands, Rijkswaterstaat (RWS) and Efectis Nederland (then the TNO Center for Fire Safety) investigated the thermal loads on the tunnel structure based on a “worst case” fire scenario. The outcome of this study became what

Fire Testing Procedure for Concrete Tunnel Linings 2020-09-16T12:41:29+01:00

New Member – LINDE GmbH

We would like to welcome Linde to the Passive Fire Protection Network! Linde has been optimizing gas processing technologies for 140 years, successfully delivering more than 4,000 plant engineering projects around the globe. Favoring trusted, lasting business relationships, the company collaborates closely with customers to enhance plant lifecycle productivity and innovate process flows. The company’s

New Member – LINDE GmbH 2020-07-18T11:51:29+01:00

Benarx Epoxy Product Range

The Benarx Epoxy Product Range is a prefabricated, high performance and removable PFP solution that can be used on process equipment items, structural steel areas, piping, cable trays, instrumentation items on LNG/FLNG, offshore platforms, floating vessels and downstream projects.The system has been extensively tested across different passive fire protection standards (ISO 22899/UL1709/BS476/IMO A.754/GOST) as well

Benarx Epoxy Product Range 2020-07-18T11:25:55+01:00