Passive Fire Protection News

September, 2020

Raising standards and quality of installation – PFPNet and ICorr launch PFP inspector training programme

On 23rd  September the Hydrocarbon Passive Fire Protection Network (PFPNet) and the Institute of Corrosion (ICorr) launched the Passive Fire Protection Inspector Training Programme with three separate online seminars during the day to capture the various time zones for attendees from around the globe.

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August, 2020

Dr. Ian Bradley has an article published in Process Safety and Environmental Protection

As part of research into the thermodynamic response of pressure vessels to fire at BAM (Germany) in 2019, Dr. Ian Bradley co-authored an article giving an overview of relevant fire test methods. The article reviews past vessel fire tests and proposes a set of thermal exposure conditions appropriate to adopt in ‘standard’ fire testing of vessels. It is worth noting that since submission of this article BSI has published BS 8619:2020 Determination of the resistance to hydrocarbon pool fires of fire protection materials and systems for pressure vessels (not to be confused with BS EN standard of the same number). The conditions therein meet the recommendations given within this article.

The below link gives free access to the article up to October 9th 2020:

August, 2020

Optimisation techniques in structural fire engineering

Optimisation techniques in structural fire engineering: unprotected secondary beams as part of a design strategy to take advantage of tensile membrane action.

Value engineering hand-in-hand with robust design approaches via use of the Vulcan software.

Could this be useful on your projects? Contact PFP Specialists for further information.

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June, 2020

PFPS is pleased to announce David Stowers as an Associate Consultant

PFPS is pleased to announce David Stowers as an Associate Consultant, David is a corrosion protection specialist with over 30 years’ experience of protective coatings, passive fire protection and thermal insulation application, inspection and specification. His experience has been largely gained in the oil and gas industry (both offshore and onshore) and more recently in offshore wind and FPSO new-build projects. He has worked with leading protective coating contractors (from hands-on application, supervision and inspection to more managerial roles), international coating manufacturers, world-class project client teams and EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) contractors.

He is a Certified NACE Level 3 coating inspector and qualified instructor of the NACE Coatings Inspector Programme. David holds both a BA(Hons) degree and a BEng (Hons) degree and has studied corrosion engineering at post-graduate level and has extensive experience in the development and delivery of quality training programs.

David’s knowledge and experience brings an extra dimension to PFPS capabilities and we are very pleased to welcome him to our team.

April, 2020

PFP Specialists and COVID-19

The Coronavirus outbreak has changed how we all live and work, and this is no different for PFP Specialists. However, we remain operational and continue to work on a remote basis to offer assistance and support to our customers whenever you need us.

We understand that this is a difficult time for many people, not only for our customers, and we wish everyone well while we all adjust to new arrangements and working practices.

April, 2020

PFP Specialists welcome two new associates

PFP Specialists is delighted to welcome two further associate consultants to the team: Dr. Andrew Taylor and John Telfer.

Photo portrait of consultant John Telfer

John Telfer

Photo portrait of Dr. Andrew Taylor

Dr. Andrew Taylor

Dr. Taylor is a recognised technical leader in passive fire protection, with decades of experience in intumescent coatings and other forms of passive fire protection. He is highly active in numerous trade associations and standards committees.

John Telfer is assisting our Quantifire development team with his decades of experience of estimation and product certification, working on maintenance of the publicly available product data and supporting quality control.

March, 2020

Member of the ASFP

PFP Specialists are pleased to announce we are now Associate Members of the Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP).

February, 2020

PFP Specialists welcomes new colleagues

Michael McRae

Martin Greaney

PFP Specialists is pleased to welcome new team members in January 2020.

Michael McRae joins the company as a Junior C# developer, working with Software Developer Martin Greaney.

The administrative side of PFP Specialists is also bolstered by the arrival of Joy Bradley as HR Manager and Laura McRae as Business Administrator.

February, 2020

Advanced modelling capabilities

PFP Specialists’ engineers use the oil and gas industry recognised USFOS and FAHTS to undertake finite element analysis of steel structures subject to fire. Contact us to discuss aspects of PFP rationalisation and robust design.