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Passive Fire Protection (PFP) Coating Inspector (Epoxy) Level 3

Special note

It has been agreed by PDTC (ICorr) to add an experience assessment to all ICorr certifications for personnel engaged in painting and coating inspection. If certification is required, candidates must as a minimum have held ICorr Painting Inspector Level 1 or Coating Inspector Level 1 for a period of two years. It is possible to transition across from other certification schemes here. If a suitable qualification is not held, then dispensation to gain certification may be given if an individual has 5 years’ experience relating to painting or coating inspection.

Changing market dynamics and a number of PFP failures on major new construction
projects have led the Institute of Corrosion and PFPNet to collaborate and develop the first advanced training programme for Inspectors of Epoxy Intumescent Passive Fire Protection. This course has been written and produced by experts in the field who have extensive, practical ‘real world’ experience.
This is an advanced course for experienced Inspectors that will enable them to further improve their competency in this safety critical area of the market.

  • 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
    documentation)
  • 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.

Candidates should ideally have a PFP Level 2 qualification or a minimum of ICorr Painting Inspector or Coating Inspector Level 1 with a minimum of two years’ experience. Inspectors from other schemes can transition to ICorr Painting Inspector here. This requirement is to ensure that attendees have a fundamental understanding of corrosion and protective coatings.

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

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