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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

  • During 2014-2016, IPCQ were engaged by CBI Constructors to complete 18 non-cryogenic bulk storage tanks at the $37B Inpex Ichthys LNG Project located in Darwin, Northern Territory. The complex project involved both internal linings and external coatings of tanks from 4m diameter up to 60m ..