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Jet Fire Testing of Passive Fire Protection (PFP) Materials

 

In onshore or offshore environments, the release of flammable gases has the potential to ignite and cause significant damage, injury or loss of life.

HSE Testing and Monitoring can carry out standardised testing of passive fire protection (PFP) materials such as those routinely used in the oil and gas industry.

PFP materials are designed to protect vessels, support structures and pipework from the high heat fluxes and erosive forces associated with jet fire impingement.

ISO 22899-1 Jet Fire Facility

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HSE's Jet Fire facility has been purpose-built for testing the jet fire resistance of PFP materials and systems in accordance with BS ISO 22899-1 and BS ISO 22899-2.

To ensure that our testing assembly is fully compliant with applicable design and safety regulations, the Jet Fire facility has been independently certified by Lloyd's Register.

The facility can accommodate standard and bespoke testing of a wide range of samples including panels, tubular systems, pipe penetration seals, cable transits and cables.

 

Small-scale Erosive Burn Facility

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HSE has developed a bespoke Small-scale Erosive Burn Facility with the aim of offering  a relatively quick, low-cost method of conducting research and development work for PFP materials and for screening systems that will undergo future ISO 22899-1 jet fire testing.

The facility is designed to subject samples of PFP to similar conditions for both heat flux and erosion that are experienced during the jet fire test. The facility can handle samples up to 370mm2 and can be run for durations of up to 3 hours per sample.

 

To discuss your requirements, please contact helen.bugg@hse.gov.uk.

 

 

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