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FIREPROOFING APPLICATOR - CFA

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Insulation Inspector CII Level 2

Venue: Dubai

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Oct

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Venue: Patna

15

Nov

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Venue: Chennai

17

Dec

Passive fire protection (PFP) is a term that encompass a broad spectrum of products and prcatises. In the most simplistic sense, PFP refers to materials built into the structure that surround us which are intended to slow or prevent the spread of fire.

The purpose of PFP is to maximize the time available to evacuate a property, or prevent the fire from taking hold in the first place. The concept of passively protection against the fire has application outside of the steel, though.

 

The passive fire protection is universally intended to delay or prohibit the spread of fire whether from compartment to compartment, or area to area, or item to item.

 

Active fire protection is always used in conjunction with passive fire protection, and is a term that is used to describe any system or product put in place to detect or combat a fire (smoke detection, extuingiser etc.). These systems always need some form of trigger to activate, whereas passive fire proofing requires no activation.

 

Two most common materials used to protect the steel from fire are epoxy based intumescent coating that expands and create a char when exposed to heat, and vermiculite based cementitious coating that does not go to any significant change in the event of fire.

 

Fireproofing industry is one of the most heavily regulated industries in the world and is a safety critical element that deals with human life, an improperly applied PFP material can render the system inappropriately. IOGS educates and certified personnel to take care fireproofing work such as installation, inspection, testing, maintenance etc. in accordance with industry standards (UL, BS etc.).