PASSIVE FIRE PROTECTION (PFP)

Fire protection is a very critical step in a construction or maintenance project, and it is highly important to choose the right contractor. All industrial fireproofing materials must meet the industry’s most stringent tests but they are only as good as their application. The long-term performance of these materials is dependent upon proper installation in strict accordance with the manufacturer’s written specifications. PK Industrial can accommodate any size of project, and can extend the same quality and service in the field as in the shop.

OVERVIEW

SYSTEM SELECTION

TYPES OF PFP

FIELD & SHOP APPLICATION

View the 2017

PK Industrial E-BROCHURE

Overview

Passive Fire Protection (PFP) systems are engineered...

to deflect and slow the spread of heat, through the use of fire resistant coating systems. PFP systems help maintain the integrity of the structural steel when exposed to a fire, by protecting the steel and equipment from direct contact with the fire and allowing personnel time to escape.

 

Fireproofing systems are required for the safety and protection of assets. Critical failure of steel occurs when the steel reaches 1000°F. At this temperature, steel is reduced to 60% its original strength and can lose structural integrity. Without a PFP system, the time it takes to reach this critical temperature is much quicker.

Types of PFP

Epoxy based Intumescent and cementitious fireproofing.

INTUMESCENT

Passive fireproofing (PFP) installation is mandatory in the Petroleum, Petrochemical & Commercial industries, and companies/facilities are constantly seeking solutions to potential structural failures associated with catastrophic fire.  Epoxy based Intumescent passive fireproofing is an ever-evolving technology designed to reduce the spread capability of fire that combines the fire protection of cast-in-place concrete or light-weight cementitious fireproofing with the flexibility, increased ease of application, and corrosion resistance of a protective coating.

 

A two component, petrochemical grade, epoxy based intumescent fireproofing coating that is spray applied directly to primed steel surfaces, is used to provide 1-4 hour protection in hydrocarbon pool, jet-fire, and cellulosic fire ratings/scenarios for structural steel, beams and columns, vessel skirts, bulkheads, underdecks, and electrical raceways. Epoxy based intumescent cures to a tough, durable, protective finish that withstands handling, transport and job site fabrication. Low coating thickness allows for aesthetically pleasing industrial finishes for exterior and interior applications. When exposed to fire, Epoxy intumescents, forming an expanding, heat blocking char layer which protects structural steel beams, columns and vessel skirts from collapse for a specified amount of time. The fire rating provided by various epoxy intumescent manufactures is determined by the applied thickness, steel shape and steel mass.

 

Intumescent materials provide a lightweight option with increased physical and chemical resistance as compared to cementitious materials. They are typically applied to surfaces which have been abrasive blast cleaned and require the use of a primer for adhesion. Current materials require mesh reinforcement for hydrocarbon and jet fire exposures which adds enhanced weathering and fire endurance.

CEMENTITIOUS

Cementitious materials provide a durable, efficient fireproofing solution that can be installed with minimal surface preparation requirements.   They are generally installed with mechanical attachment to the steel using metal lath and fasteners and cementitious provides a more cost-effective solution.

System Selection

PFP system selection is project dependent...

and the product is selected based on a number of factors such as substrate material, operating conditions, environmental location and regulation, types of exposure, type of fire (i.e. pool fire, jet fire, etc.) and duration potential. Not all industrial PFP materials are created equal.

 

Different materials will have varying thickness requirements to achieve the desired hydrocarbon or jet fire ratings. In order to compare these products you must analyze them based on the following criteria: thickness comparisons, physical comparison, installation costs, and installation weight.

 

PK Industrial partners with the leading industrial fireproofing product manufacturers and would be happy to assist you with system recommendations and cost estimates.

Field & Shop Application

Using a shop applied system can...

improve quality, reduce costs, and allow for faster production. With a combined space of over 160,000 sq. ft. of facilities under roof, PK Industrial can accommodate any size project. PK Industrial takes pride in having and maintaining the most up-to-date technological advancements and top of the line application equipment.

 

There are many benefits to using a shop applied system, including a climate controlled environment, which eliminates weather delays, and the need to have construction contractors present on site, which allows for improved safety and reduces scheduling conflicts.

 

Applying fireproofing to pre-erected steel on ground level, allows for more control over application techniques and eliminates access issues.

 

While the benefits of using a shop applied system are substantial, PK Industrial can also provide the same level of safe and quality work onsite. PK Industrial can provide on-site services throughout the country and abroad.

IN THE FIELD

IN THE SHOP

Copyright © 2017 PK INDUSTRIAL. All rights reserved.

Passive fireproofing (PFP) installation is mandatory in the Petroleum, Petrochemical & Commercial industries, and companies/facilities are constantly seeking solutions to potential structural failures associated with catastrophic fire.  Epoxy based Intumescent passive fireproofing is an ever-evolving technology designed to reduce the spread capability of fire that combines the fire protection of cast-in-place concrete or light-weight cementitious fireproofing with the flexibility, increased ease of application, and corrosion resistance of a protective coating.

 

A two component, petrochemical grade, epoxy based intumescent fireproofing coating that is spray applied directly to primed steel surfaces, is used to provide 1-4 hour protection in hydrocarbon pool, jet-fire, and cellulosic fire ratings/scenarios for structural steel, beams and columns, vessel skirts, bulkheads, underdecks, and electrical raceways. Epoxy based intumescent cures to a tough, durable, protective finish that withstands handling, transport and job site fabrication. Low coating thickness allows for aesthetically pleasing industrial finishes for exterior and interior applications. When exposed to fire, Epoxy intumescents, forming an expanding, heat blocking char layer which protects structural steel beams, columns and vessel skirts from collapse for a specified amount of time. The fire rating provided by various epoxy intumescent manufactures is determined by the applied thickness, steel shape and steel mass.

Intumescent materials provide a lightweight option with increased physical and chemical resistance as compared to cementitious materials. They are typically applied to surfaces which have been abrasive blast cleaned and require the use of a primer for adhesion. Current materials require mesh reinforcement for hydrocarbon and jet fire exposures which adds enhanced weathering and fire endurance.

PASSIVE FIRE PROTECTION (PFP)

Fire protection is a very critical step in a construction or maintenance project, and it is highly important to choose the right contractor. All industrial fireproofing materials must meet the industry’s most stringent tests but they are only as good as their application. The long-term performance of these materials is dependent upon proper installation in strict accordance with the manufacturer’s written specifications. PK Industrial can accommodate any size of project, and can extend the same quality and service in the field as in the shop.

OVERVIEW

SYSTEM SELECTION

TYPES OF PFP

FIELD & SHOP APPLICATION

Overview

Passive Fire Protection (PFP) systems are engineered...

to deflect and slow the spread of heat, through the use of fire resistant coating systems. PFP systems help maintain the integrity of the structural steel when exposed to a fire, by protecting the steel and equipment from direct contact with the fire and allowing personnel time to escape.

 

Fireproofing systems are required for the safety and protection of assets. Critical failure of steel occurs when the steel reaches 1000°F. At this temperature, steel is reduced to 60% its original strength and can lose structural integrity. Without a PFP system, the time it takes to reach this critical temperature is much quicker.

Types of PFP

High density cementitious fireproofing and epoxy intumescent...

INTUMESCENT

Passive fireproofing (PFP) installation is mandatory in the Petroleum, Petrochemical & Commercial industries, and companies/facilities are constantly seeking solutions to potential structural failures associated with catastrophic fire.  Epoxy based Intumescent passive fireproofing is an ever-evolving technology designed to reduce the spread capability of fire that combines the fire protection of cast-in-place concrete or light-weight cementitious fireproofing with the flexibility, increased ease of application, and corrosion resistance of a protective coating.

 

A two component, petrochemical grade, epoxy based intumescent fireproofing coating that is spray applied directly to primed steel surfaces, is used to provide 1-4 hour protection in hydrocarbon pool, jet-fire, and cellulosic fire ratings/scenarios for structural steel, beams and columns, vessel skirts, bulkheads, underdecks, and electrical raceways. Epoxy based intumescent cures to a tough, durable, protective finish that withstands handling, transport and job site fabrication. Low coating thickness allows for aesthetically pleasing industrial finishes for exterior and interior applications. When exposed to fire, Epoxy intumescents, forming an expanding, heat blocking char layer which protects structural steel beams, columns and vessel skirts from collapse for a specified amount of time. The fire rating provided by various epoxy intumescent manufactures is determined by the applied thickness, steel shape and steel mass.

 

Intumescent materials provide a lightweight option with increased physical and chemical resistance as compared to cementitious materials. They are typically applied to surfaces which have been abrasive blast cleaned and require the use of a primer for adhesion. Current materials require mesh reinforcement for hydrocarbon and jet fire exposures which adds enhanced weathering and fire endurance.

CEMENTITIOUS

Cementitious materials provide a durable, efficient fireproofing solution that can be installed with minimal surface preparation requirements.   They are generally installed with mechanical attachment to the steel using metal lath and fasteners and cementitious provides a more cost-effective solution.

System Selection

PFP system selection is project dependent...

and the product is selected based on a number of factors such as substrate material, operating conditions, environmental location and regulation, types of exposure, type of fire (i.e. pool fire, jet fire, etc.) and duration potential. Not all industrial PFP materials are created equal.

 

Different materials will have varying thickness requirements to achieve the desired hydrocarbon or jet fire ratings. In order to compare these products you must analyze them based on the following criteria: thickness comparisons, physical comparison, installation costs, and installation weight.

 

PK Industrial partners with the leading industrial fireproofing product manufacturers and would be happy to assist you with system recommendations and cost estimates.

GET AN ESTIMATE

Field & Shop Application

Using a shop applied system can...

improve quality, reduce costs, and allow for faster production. With a combined space of over 160,000 sq. ft. of facilities under roof, PK Industrial can accommodate any size project. PK Industrial takes pride in having and maintaining the most up-to-date technological advancements and top of the line application equipment.

 

There are many benefits to using a shop applied system, including a climate controlled environment, which eliminates weather delays, and the need to have construction contractors present on site, which allows for improved safety and reduces scheduling conflicts.

 

Applying fireproofing to pre-erected steel on ground level, allows for more control over application techniques and eliminates access issues.

 

While the benefits of using a shop applied system are substantial, PK Industrial can also provide the same level of safe and quality work onsite. PK Industrial can provide on-site services throughout the country and abroad.

IN THE FIELD

IN THE SHOP

INTUMESCENT

Passive fireproofing (PFP) installation is mandatory in the Petroleum, Petrochemical & Commercial industries, and companies/facilities are constantly seeking solutions to potential structural failures associated with catastrophic fire.  Epoxy based Intumescent passive fireproofing is an ever-evolving technology designed to reduce the spread capability of fire that combines the fire protection of cast-in-place concrete or light-weight cementitious fireproofing with the flexibility, increased ease of application, and corrosion resistance of a protective coating.

 

A two component, petrochemical grade, epoxy based intumescent fireproofing coating that is spray applied directly to primed steel surfaces, is used to provide  1-4 hour protection in hydrocarbon pool, jet-fire, and cellulosic fire ratings/scenarios for structural steel, beams and columns, vessel skirts, bulkheads, underdecks, and electrical raceways. Epoxy based intumescent cures to a tough, durable, protective finish that withstands handling, transport and job site fabrication. Low coating thickness allows for aesthetically pleasing industrial finishes for exterior and interior applications. When exposed to fire, Epoxy intumescents, forming an expanding, heat blocking char layer which protects structural steel beams, columns and vessel skirts from collapse for a specified amount of time. The fire rating provided by various epoxy intumescent manufactures is determined by the applied thickness, steel shape and steel mass.

 

Intumescent materials provide a lightweight option with increased physical and chemical resistance as compared to cementitious materials. They are typically applied to surfaces which have been abrasive blast cleaned and require the use of a primer for adhesion. Current materials require mesh reinforcement for hydrocarbon and jet fire exposures which adds enhanced weathering and fire endurance.

CEMENTITIOUS

Cementitious materials provide a durable, efficient fireproofing solution that can be installed with minimal surface preparation requirements.   They are generally installed with mechanical attachment to the steel using metal lath and fasteners and cementitious provides a more cost-effective solution.

  •