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Industrial Division

FIRE PROTECTION

WHY DO MATERIALS REQUIRE FIRE PROTECTION?


Most materials are not inherently resistant to the effects of fire and therefore require fire protection. Steel is the most prominently protected material but protection can include other materials such as aluminum and plastics.

Whatever the material to be protected from the effects of a fire the principles are the same, namely, to prevent the rise in temperature of the protected substrate to maintain its structural integrity.

Put simply fire protection gives you TIME to escape and TIME to extinguish the fire reducing damage to the asset and its surroundings.

Due to the different nature of fire types and standards the correct product selection is critical.


Chartek Passive Fire Protection Advantages



TIME SAVING

Reduction in site disruption.
Fire protection removed from critical path meaning quicker construction.

HS&E

Reduced site solvent emissions.
Improved safety onsite due to fewer trades

QUALITY

Improved quality control.
Reduced weather sensitivity.

REDUCED COST

Quicker return on investment from faster construction




Common product issues with cementitious passive fire protection



  Aesthetically not very appealing
  Offers NO corrosion protection which can cause detachment and hidden corrosion under fire protection
  Water ingress can be an issue even when top coated increasing the risk of corrosion and maintenance costs
  Significant increased weight and load on structures
  Poor durability including weathering and mechanical properties
  Very slow to dry so can delay construction
  Application can be slowed by weather conditions


Type of fire protection different structures required



BUILT ENVIRONMENT

Usually cellusic, but sometimes hydrocarbon fire protection for architectural applications including external exposed (such as exoskeleton), internal structure members and escape routes for:

  Tall Buildings

  Commercial Buildings

  Airports and transportation hubs

  Bridges

  Stadiums and sports arenas

bridge

bridge

airport

airport


INDUSTRIAL INSTALLATIONS

Hydrocarbon, cellusic and sometimes jet fire protection for areas such as members, vessels, pipework and equipment located on:

  Chemical plants

  Nuclear power plants

  Petrochemical plants

  Refineries

  LPG/LNG processing facilities

  Oil sands plants

Chemical Plant

chemical plant

Petrochemical Plant

petrochemical plant



OFFSHORE INSTALLATIONS

  Fixed oil and gas platforms

  Offshore LNG terminals

  Floating oil and gas production and storage vessels (eg FPSOs)

Offshore

offshore

FPSO

fpso



Intumescent Fireproofing



Intumescent Fire Proofing coating is a new method of choice for protecting steel and metal structures that is gaining popularity amongst clients because:

  Chartek 1709 is ideal for the protection of onshore structural steel assets from the effects of hydrocarbon pool fires

  Provides corrosion protection and passive fire protection in a single system

  Long term corrosion protection Chartek 1709 has extremely low water absorption and as a result significantly reduces the corrosion rate of steel under fire proofing that can compromise steel load bearing capacity & it's a 100% volume solid.

  Chartek 1709 increases the time before any major maintenance is needed. This reduces inspection costs and the risk of downtime due.

  Greatly reduced thickness and lower installed weight compared to other passive fire protection systems.

  Increased productivity through elimination of welded pin application and optimized mesh requirement.


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