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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 Protective Coating Inspector Level 1 for a period of two years. It is possible to transition across from other certification schemes

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.

This course has a series of online pre-learning modules that must be completed prior to attending the course. You will have 4 weeks to complete the training once you have booked your space.

The Level  3 course  comprises a  blend of online  pre-learning, 3 days classroom training including an examination on  what has been learned  in  day 3, and a peer  review. Course  content  covers:

  • 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
  • Normative Documents
  • 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
  • Fire  performance and defective  application
  • The  specification;  relevance,  errors  or omissions, epoxy  PFP  manufacturer  manual,  epoxy PFP extent  and thickness/details
  • Pre-job  meeting,  ITP, Quality Control  at all stages  of application
  • The  critical  importance  of good surface  preparation
  • Epoxy PFP  Extent and  Thickness  Detail
  • Epoxy PFP  application  equipment  (types  and checks)
  • Final  thickness determination,  topcoat, role  and duties  of epoxy  PFP  inspector  (part two)
  • Reporting, what to look out for, test equipment
  • Practice  test
  • Health  & Safety requirements
  • Examination: General,  Specific  and  Practical  examination (150 multiple-choice  questions)
  • Peer  review:  Following  successful  completion  of the  exam,  candidates  will be  required  to undertake  a Peer Review  performed  by PFPNet  to gain  their Level  3 certification

The  inspection  of existing  PFP  to test for worthiness  is a separate  and  specialist activity and  is not covered in this course.

Candidates should have an ICorr Passive Fire Protection  (PFP)  Coating  Inspector  (Epoxy) certificate at Level  2.

As correct surface preparation, priming and, where required, top coating are very important requirements in PFP installation, the candidate should also have as a minimum an ICorr Protective Coatings Inspector (or equivalent) certificate at Level 1 to demonstrate their fundamental understanding of corrosion and protective coatings. Candidates are required to submit their CV to ensure they have the required pre-requisite qualifications and experience.

The course is accredited by the Institute of Corrosion. On successful completion of the course and Peer Review, candidates will become a certified Level 3 Passive Fire Protection (Epoxy) Inspector.

The certificate is valid for 5 years and can be renewed online prior to expiry.

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.

Training: £1,100

Examination: £500

Total: £1,600 (excl. VAT)