Meet the team of passive fire protection specialists

The team at PFP Specialists consists of John Dunk, Ian Bradley and Allan Jowsey. Between them they have over 50 years experience in the fire protection industry.

All three are Directors and Partners of PFP Specialists Ltd which is a UK registered business.

John Dunk, Director

John Dunk has over 30 years’ experience in fire protection. After establishing the European business of Textron Inc. in 1981 their epoxy intumescent fire protection product Chartek went on to become the world’s leading epoxy intumescent fire protection material and today is the most extensively used product of its type globally.

To establish the new epoxy intumescent technology in the offshore oil and gas market John became involved in the establishment of new test procedures and standards supporting offshore operators, engineers and designers.

Following a long career in passive fire protection and protective coatings, with global responsibility for one of the leading coatings manufacturers, John established PFP Specialists in 2014.

Ian Bradley, MEng Materials Engineering, MEng Fire and Explosion Engineering

Ian has many years of practical experience across a range of passive fire protection areas and specialises in aspects of testing for ‘Hydrocarbon’ and ‘cellulosic’ fires, including test design, assessment of test data and liaison with certification issuing bodies.

Ian also initiated the software side of the business and has created various tools for thermal modelling, data analysis and prediction of product performance.

As a member of numerous standards committees Ian is abreast of developments in certification and standards regulations. He participates in:

ISO TC92 SC2 and SC4 (including working groups on pressure vessels, divisions and jet fires)

CEN TC127 WG1 and WG2

BSI FSH 22 (including groups on severe fire scenarios, penetration seals and steelwork protection)

Underwriters Laboratory Standards Technical Panel 263

Ian also is a technical consultant to the Intumescent Fire Seals Association, and a Small Business Standards nominated expert on fire safety committees.

Dr Allan Jowsey

Allan is a Chartered Engineer with over 15 years of experience as a Fire Engineer with his main area of expertise being structural fire engineering.  His experience covers development of fire strategies, simplified and advanced modelling approaches, passive fire protection, regulatory approvals, academic research, participation in international technical committees and standards development bodies in both the commercial infrastructure and oil and gas markets.

He has extensive technical knowledge of heat transfer and structural fire engineering, together with experience of advising architects, consulting engineers, contractors and fabricators around the world on Fire Engineering solutions that meet the needs of their respective approvals regulations with a specific focus on passive fire protection arrangements and optimisation. This has enabled him to develop a good knowledge of British Standards, Eurocodes, AISC codes, FABIG and oil and gas codes and design guidance documents.

The Software Development Team

There are two dedicated software developers in the PFP Specialists team, joining us in 2020. Martin Greaney RITTech is a Software Developer and Michael McRae is a Junior C# Developer.

They bring a range of industry experience between them, and we look forward to welcoming them into the team this year.

Associate Companies

In addition to our three partners we also work with other companies and individuals with specialist knowledge in the areas of passive fire protection. This can be related to contracting processes and technical service for material installation and other areas such as coating development and formulation. By working with these associates we are able to offer the complete support package from design through to installation.