aBout intumescent coating systems
Passive fire protection is a highly specialised field with dire consequences if standard practices and compliances are not adhered to.
Under the passive fire protection "umbrella" there are a number of sub-categories of services and disciplines, of which intumescent coatings are just one.
Like the overall passive fire protection field, the field of intumescent intumescent paint coatings is also highly specialised - even moreso by definition.
The practice of applying intumescent coatings is not just an abritary one. Unlike decorative coatings like painting, a "near enough is good enough" approach could have severe implications. Intumescent coatings are not applied just to look good... they have a significant role in passive fire prevention.
This website was set up by Mark O'Brien, the director of Swart & Sons... one of Australia's leading passive fire protection companies.
Whilst Mark would, of course, like you to pick up the phone and offer him your business, this website is offered as a comprehensive guide for everyone to use.
The most important point is that the application and maintenance of intumescent coatings should be carried out by qualified experts with proven knowledge in the field.
Standards Australia is the nation's peak non-government, not-for-profit standards organisation dedication to the development and adherence to standards that ensure products, services and systems are safe, consistent and reliable.
Fire Protection Association Australia
Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia) is the national peak body for fire safety, providing information, services and education to the fire protection industry and the community. FPA Australia supports and represents accredited and competent practitioners working across all disciplines of the fire protection, building and construction industry.
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