PPG is an industry leader in both Hydrocarbon Passive Fire Protection (PFP) and Cellulosic Passive Fire Protection. Our PPG PITT-CHAR system has been trusted for decades to protect safety critical structures and equipment in hazardous environments, particularly in the oil and gas industries. Providing Cellulosic Passive Fire Protection, our PPG STEELGUARD intumescent coatings work by expanding at high temperatures, from a very thin, lightweight coating, into a thick, foam-like layer that insulates steel from fire. Both our fire protection systems meet the most rigorous industry testing standards.
PPG is proud to partner with Albi Protective Coatings™ to enhance our fire protection offering. Albi products are available directly from PPG or through our company owned stores or dealers.
Cellulosic Fire Protection
Our excellent fire protection is delivered with specially formulated intumescent coatings designed to expand at high temperatures to insulate steel from cellulosic fire.
Hydrocarbon Passive Fire Protection
Trusted to provide PFP technology to protect critical structures and equipment in hazardous environments while meeting the challenges of complex hydrocarbon fire scenarios that can potentially involve pool fires, jet fires and explosions in both onshore and offshore environments.
PPG PITT-CHAR® NX
Representing a major advance in hydrocarbon passive fire protection that is safer, tougher, thinner, lighter and faster. PPG PITT-CHAR NX is our next generation flexible epoxy intumescent coating system formulated with patent-pending technology.
PPG STEELGUARD™ 701 and 801
These advanced coatings are part of our leading cellulosic fire protection range. They are solvent-based reactive intumescent coatings that have been specifically developed to target 30- and 60-minute fire scenarios.
PPG STEELGUARD™ 601 and 651
These new waterborne thin-film intumescent coatings for up to 120 minutes cellulosic fire protection have been tested and certified to the latest international standards and comply with the most stringent environmental regulations.
PPG STEELGUARD® 703/803
New range of thin-film intumescent coatings, designed to protect I, H beams and columns (open sections), providing up to 45 minutes’ cellulosic fire protection. These highly protective coatings expand at extreme temperatures, transforming from an ultra-thin film into a thick, foam-like layer that insulates the steel from cellulosic fire.
Albi Protective Coatings
Albi offers a variety of UL approved thin-film intumescent coatings as well as fire resistant materials. Please click on the link for more details.