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Passive Fire Protection

IPCQ provide Passive Fire Protection systems across a wide range of industries including petrochemical, oil and gas. The most effective method of Passive Fire Protection is intumescent coatings. These are light weight coatings that, once heated, expand to provide thorough protection to the surface below.


The Four Stages of Intumescent Coatings

  1. A release of organic acid is caused by the heightened temperature. The heat also causes the softening of the polymeric binder, a key ingredient in the coating.
  2. Polyols begin to carbonise.
  3. The molten mixture begins to swell as a result of the gas produced through the decomposition of the blowing agent, melamine.
  4. The insulation is maintained through the solidification of the foamed char, a result of the cross-linking action.

After many years of providing services against hydrocarbon fires, our staff members have exceptional experience with Fire Protection. This experience, along with our notable industry connections provide us with the ability to identify and install the most practical fire proofing solution to ensure your assets are well protected.


Featured Projects

  • IPCQ is currently completing the refurbishment and re coating of the 50,000m2 Domestic terminal Roof. Our team has been busy replacing flashings, reinstating penetrations and Applying a two coat protective coating system to the roof over the last 6 months. The BAC has placed a huge responsibil..

  • Currently IPCQ is contracted to complete the onsite coatings of the Non Cryogenic Tanks at the INPEX Ichthys LNG Project in Darwin, NT. This project has several challenges, the most complex involving the surface treatment of both Internal and external surfaces of large bulk storage tanks in the..

  • IPCQ are currently contracted to CB&I Constructors and Lanskey Constructions to complete the Blasting and Coating of Bulk Fuel storage Tanks for PUMA Energy. The project entailed both yard based and site based works and involved high pressure water washing, abrasive blasting & protecti..