PFPNet is a not-for-profit industry-funded organisation focused on raising competency and standards in the area of fireproofing and all forms of passive fire protection (PFP) for the hydrocarbon and industrial sectors. PFPNet is holding a one-day seminar in Houston to provide an update on the activities of PFPNet, and for PFPNet to hear from those
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
PFPNet’s Steering Committee has approved the formation of a new Technical Subcommittee relating to tunnels. PFPNet member Efectis suggested introducing this subcommittee within PFPNet after a number of industry stakeholders stated that passive fire protection matters should be addressed in the same fashion as active fire protection in tunnels, which is well supported and already
"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 -