PFPNet 2018 Conference – Preliminary Agenda

The preliminary agenda for the 2018 PFPNet conference is now available and we look forward to see you on the 20th and 21st June 2018.  The topics are chosen to educate on elements of what we know about now, and also we need to know about in the future, and they should stimulate debate and opinion.  Take a look, and then go to the registration page to register.

Wednesday 20th June 2018


Session 1 – 9.00am to 10.30am – PFPNet 1

  • Introduction and Welcome – John Dunk, PFPNet Chair
  • The PFPNet Competency Framework – Simon Thurlbeck, PFPNet Director
  • The PFPNet Roadmap Guidance Document – Robin Wade, IP, and Graham Boaler, MMI Engineering

Session 2 – 11.00am to 12.30pm – PFPNet 2

  • The PFPNet Standards Engagement Technical Subcommittee – Ian Bradley, University of Edinburgh
  • The PFPNet Testing, Assessment and Certification Guidance Document – TBA when contractor selected
  • First discussion on 2018/2019 PFPNet themes – what should we do next? – Simon Thurlbeck, PFPNet Director


Session 3 – 9.00am to 10.45am – Interfaces – Systems and Stakeholders

  • Lessons learned on interfacing multiple PFP and insulation systems on a project – TBA, Benarx Solutions
  • Anatomy of a project – From first enquiry to completion on site, and how to improve PFP outcomes – TBA
  • Demonstrating PFP is fit for purpose can be rewarding – an insurance perspective – Jeanne van Buren, Marsh

Session 4 – 3.30pm to 5.00pm – Technologies

  • Through coating inspection – Craig Taylor, Bilfinger
  • Graphene and 2D materials technologies – The National Graphene Institute


  • Conference Dinner – 7.00pm for 7.30pm. Finish at 10.30pm

Thursday 21st June 2018


Session 5 – 9.00am to 10.30am – Jet fire loading

  • Prediction of realistic loading of PFP by jet fires – Kees van Wingerden, Gexcon
  • The applicability of the jet fire resistance test to severe release scenarios – Mark Royle, HSE

Session 6 – 11.00am to 12.30pm – Is there an Alternative to Fire Testing for PFP System Performance Demonstration?

  • How do (can) we move towards alternatives to fire testing as a means of performance demonstration?
  • Workshop discussion facilitated by Chris Miles, UL, and including:
  • An example of physical & chemical modelling of epoxy intumescents – Prof. Yong Wang, University of Manchester
  • An example of demonstrating fire performance of components using engineering models – TBA


Session 7 – 1.30 pm to 3.00pm – Fireproofing Systems Learning

  • Enclosures and Jackets – Ian Fishpool, Esterline
  • Penetration Sealing – John Kayes, Roxtec

Session 8 – 3.30pm to 4.45pm – PFPNet in 2018/2019

  • PFPNet Administration – John Dunk, PFPNet Chair
  • Further discussion of PFPNet 2018/2019 topics – Simon Thurlbeck, PFPNet Director
  • Vote on plans and funding agreement – John Evans, PFPNet Director


  • John Dunk, PFPNet Chair