Passive fire protection does not prevent fires but is designed, in the event of explosion and fire, to protect the structural steelwork of an installation. In an offshore oil and gas environment, passive fire protection systems are applied to the primary structure of the platform to ensure there is no collapse of the steelwork during a hydrocarbon fire. Depending on specific platform safety case requirements, passive fire protection systems can be designed and applied to protect the structure for up to 4 hours duration. This in turn will allow additional time to effectively down man platforms in a controlled manner.
The OPITO Approved Fireproofing Training Level 1 Standard has been developed to train delegates in the installation of passive fire protection in the offshore oil and gas industry.
The aim and objective of the Level 1 training programme is;
- To give delegates an understanding and awareness of the variety of tasks and hazards found in fireproofing operations on oil and gas installations.
The Level 2 Competence Course is for experienced Fireproofing personnel. It requires the candidate to carry out designated tasks and demonstrate their knowledge and experience. Completion of this course will allow delegates to become a certified competent Fireproofer.
INTRODUCTION TO INDUSTRIAL FIREPROOFING
- History and significance of fireproofing
- Hazards and working safely
- Protecting surfaces and the environment
- Compressor awareness
- Workpacks for fireproofing activities
APPLYING FIREPROOFING COATINGS
- Coating classifications and procedures
- Quality control and recordkeeping
- Application by hand Element
- Application by plural or single component sprayer