Does your existing passive fire protection work?
In most facilities across the world, there is growing concern on the aging passive fire protection (PFP) & its ability to protect steel structures in the event of a fire accident and provide the desired protection to people, assets and surrounding environment.
Like most materials, over time the PFP applied asset in service comes under varying levels of stress resulting in number of defects. These defects may develop within short time (days or initial months) and/or develop within long term (several months or years):
- Mechanical strain from operations
- Dropped objects
- Equipment vibrations
- Burn damages
- Water or solvent ingress over time
- Internal stress
- Wet freeze/thaw cycling and
- Defects due to continuous exposure to a hot climate/environment