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Passive Fire Protection Inspector Level 3

The changing market dynamics and a number of PFP failures on major new construction
projects will dictate the need for a more rigorous fire protection coatings Inspector
course in order to further improve competency in this safety critical area of our market.
The Institute of Corrosion and PFPNet have collaborated to develop the first detailed
training programme for inspectors and technicians, written and produced by experts in
this field who have extensive, practical ‘real world’ experience.

  • Role and duties of the PFP Inspector (part one)
  • Introduction to PFP (what is it for)
  • PFP types (introduction)
  • PFP types (detailed overview)
  • PFP of structures, divisions, process and storage vessels
  • Classification Society type approval, other types of approval (e.g. UL)
  • Qualification of PFP systems (the importance of supporting
  • How PFP materials and systems are developed, tested and approved
  • Epoxy PFP degradation mechanisms (pre-fire durability, survivability in a fire)
  • Examples of application defects
  • How fire performance can be affected by defective application
  • The specification; relevance, errors or omissions, epoxy PFP
  • manufacturer manual, epoxy PFP extent and thickness/details,
  • Class Approvals
  • Pre-job meeting, ITP, quality control at all stages of application
  • The critical importance of good surface preparation
  • Epoxy PFP application equipment (types and checks you can do)
  • Final thickness, topcoat, role and duties of epoxy PFP inspector (part two)
  • What to look out for, test equipment, reporting
  • Practice test
  • Safety overview
  • Examination (150 multiple-choice questions)
  • Peer review

This is a Level III course aimed at specialist inspectors and technicians
who are looking to demonstrate their own distinctive competence to
properly understand and inspect PFP installations in new construction or
retrofit situations. The inspection of existing PFP to test for worthiness is
a separate and specialist activity not considered in this course. Correct
surface preparation, priming and where required top coating are very
important requirements in PFP installation, therefore the candidate
should have a minimum of ICorr or NACE Level 1 to demonstrate their
fundamental understanding of corrosion and protective coatings.

In this context the Institute of Corrosion and PFPNet have a common
goal, the net result being the development of this course.
The content for the cementitious course is very similar to that for the
epoxy course but with clear guidance and emphasis on cement based
PFP coatings in the areas of the course specifically dealing with that
material type and its individual requirements. As the early parts of the
course are common to both types of PFP material it is the intent to allow
an individual who has qualified on an epoxy course to take a shorter
course dealing with cementitious specifics in order to be qualified as an
Inspector for those materials. Similarly a candidate who qualifies on the
cementitious course would only require a shorter course on epoxy to
obtain qualification.

Course: £1,775
Examination: £475
Total (excl. VAT): £2,250