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Structural Steel Protection

What is Structural Steel Protection

Structural steel protection refers to the methods and techniques used to protect steel structures from corrosion, fire, and other forms of damage. This can include the use of coatings, such as paint and galvanizing, as well as the addition of fireproofing materials. Other methods of protection include the use of cathodic protection, which involves applying an electrical current to the steel to inhibit corrosion, and the use of corrosion inhibitors, which are chemicals that slow down the corrosion process. The choice of protective measures will depend on the specific environment and risk factors present in the steel structure.

Installation of Structural Steel Protection

Fireproofing installation is the process of applying materials to steel structures to protect them from fire. The materials used for fireproofing can include intumescent coatings, cementitious coatings, and mineral wool. The installation process typically involves cleaning and preparing the steel surface, then applying the fireproofing material according to the manufacturer's instructions, and the thickness of the fireproofing layer is determined by the fire resistance rating required for the specific structure. The installation must be inspected and tested to ensure it meets the appropriate standards and it requires periodic inspection and maintenance to ensure it remains effective.


We are able to apply extensive passive fire industry knowledge and technical experience to assist you compile your Structural Steel Protection Register. From identifying a type, to carrying out the. Full building audit of the fire compartments to identify the penetrations through fire walls and floors is conducted to compile the register.

Maintenance & Repairs

Repairs to fireproof structural steel protection involve assessing and addressing any damage or degradation to the fireproofing materials that have been applied to steel structures. This can include patching or re-applying fireproofing materials to areas that have been damaged or worn away, as well as assessing the overall effectiveness of the fireproofing and making any necessary adjustments. It's important that the repair work is carried out by trained professionals with the appropriate equipment and knowledge to ensure the fireproofing materials are applied correctly and meet the necessary fire resistance standards. The repairs should be done in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions and the local building codes.

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