The following session, known as a ‘Product Module’ relates to a specific product to be used for fire protection. The presentation looks generically at the types of protection and the method of installation for the protection system. This product module looks at ‘Sprayed Fire Resisting Material to Structural Steel’.
The sprayed protection to structural steel module provides an introduction to some of the sprayed systems available and their installation requirements when protecting structural elements such as columns and beams etc. The module also looks at how the correct application of the system is important in slowing down the heat attack upon structural steel elements in a fire situation.
The first part of the module examines some of the more common types of wet and dry sprayed fire resisting materials available.
The second section looks briefly at how the systems are fire tested and explains how the manufacturer’s information is produced.
The third part of the module specifically looks at the spray system. The presentation looks in detail at the pre-application considerations, application and equipment used for the sprayed fire resisting material, encapsulation and methods of spray retention. In the advanced level training this is covered in greater depth with more detail on the equipment used, site application/conditions and other problems encountered with such a system.
The final part covers a very important area of the sprayed systems – quality records. Methods of site measuring, density determination and pull-off tests and also the recording of the data are discussed. Also covered here are health & safety, storage and transportation.