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

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