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Intumescent Coatings

Intumescent Coatings are Fire Retardant Coatings. Learn how to use, apply, and test them to specification.

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Intumescent coatings are used on structural steel, fire proof doors, and the exterior of homes in fire prone areas.

The course covers:

  • chemical properties of the coating carbon supplier; acid source and expanding agent
  • coating requirements for structural metal work, including coating performance differences between hollow and concrete filled structures
  • coating requirements for timber
  • compatibility of coatings to substrates
  • fire resistance level (FRL) rating of intumescent coatings for a range of construction materials
  • materials storage and environmentally friendly waste management
  • painting and decorating terminology
  • plans, drawings and specifications for intumescent coatings
  • processes for the calculation of material requirements
  • quality requirements
  • volume solids behaviour and impact on intumescent coatings performance.

Duration: approximately 8 hours

Availability: On-line/on-site

Course Requirements: You must have access to :

  • a lap-top or PC with a web-cam
  • wet film and dry film guage
  • a timber door
  • structural steel

Cost: $300

Enrol and pay on-line to start