PFPNet Tunnels Subcommittee Meeting Date Announced

The PFPNet Technical Subcommittee for Tunnel fire protection will hold its next online meeting on Wednesday 3rd November, starting at 1pm UK time, 2pm European time. Over the past months the tunnels subcommittee has tackled a number of subjects relating to tunnel fire safety - including publishing papers on passive versus active fire protection. To

PFPNet Tunnels Subcommittee Meeting Date Announced 2021-10-01T09:17:49+01:00

PFPNet to develop a Code of Practice for PFP Application

PFPNet have been working on the question of how to improve standards in application of PFP materials with the assistance of a Training Technical Subcommittee formed of PFPNet members with significant experience in this area. The overall objective of improving competency and quality in PFP installation is a subject of significant interest and importance in

PFPNet to develop a Code of Practice for PFP Application 2021-08-11T20:49:27+01:00

Hydrogen Hazard Scenarios – Scope of Work

PFPNet is examining the performance of PFP and CSP systems when exposed to hydrogen hazards. At this stage in the development of hydrogen as an energy source there are a wide range of potential situations and uses being investigated, demonstrated or developed. This variability has the potential to result in a wide range of fire

Hydrogen Hazard Scenarios – Scope of Work 2021-07-12T22:16:51+01:00

Aged & Damaged PFP Acceptance Criteria – Scope of Work for Part 1

PFPNet is undertaking a project to develop technical information on ‘Acceptance Criteria for Aged and Damaged PFP Systems’.The overall scope of the project is to develop the information that can be used by an assessor in whatever assessment framework they are using.The work is to be delivered in two parts:• Part 1 – A gap

Aged & Damaged PFP Acceptance Criteria – Scope of Work for Part 1 2021-07-12T22:14:53+01:00

The Important Factors when Selecting a PFP Coating System for use in a “Hydrocarbon Facility”

A critical consideration is the selection of a PFP system that is durable over the facility lifetime.  The system must not cause a loss of integrity to the item it is protecting, and should always provide the intended level of fire protection in the unlikely case that a fire occurs.   Click here for a paper

The Important Factors when Selecting a PFP Coating System for use in a “Hydrocarbon Facility” 2021-04-19T18:08:23+01:00

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? 2021-04-19T17:43:37+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