fireproofing

Fireproofing

Maintain infrastructure integrity and safety

Applying fireproofing material to structures, equipment, and building envelopes protects the underlying substrate from heat, reducing the threat of failure in the event of a fire. Fireproofing is required in certain areas of a facility and must comply with applicable industry fire rating standards. Some insurance policies require fireproofing audits.

iMAP has developed a comprehensive fireproofing management process that improves plant safety and reduces business risk. The iMAP Fireproofing Management System, part of the iMAP Software, lets iMAP certified users conduct a field audit that documents all fireproofing materials. iMAP Software prioritizes any deficiencies and presents audit results in an easy-to-read format, with associated pictures and diagrams. Authenticated users can access reports – or create their own – from any web browser. And since it integrates with existing ERP systems, facility staff and management can plan repairs with budgets and facility requirements in mind.

What are the advantages of the iMAP Fireproofing Management System?

Creates inventory of fireproofing material

The iMAP Fireproofing Management System captures plant, area, and location information; plot plans, floor plans, and detailed descriptions; and geotagged photos. Auditors identify, record, and evaluate the condition of existing fireproofing materials. Auditors can also identify insurance discount opportunities and include best practices of appropriate fireproofing manufacturers. This inventory serves not only as the basis of the audit, but also as a valuable document management system, storing types, condition, and location of all fireproofing material.

Ensures standards compliance

iMAP Software produces a comprehensive audit, measuring the facility against applicable industry and regulatory standards, facility fireproofing guidelines, and recommended best practices of fireproofing material manufacturers. Audits are produced quickly, since industry standards throughout the world are incorporated into the software, and automatically matched to a facility’s location and industry. Tracking the results of audits is easy, since they are integrated with engineering drawings, piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&ID), and plant isometrics.

Prioritizes maintenance and repairs

iMAP Software prioritizes fireproofing maintenance and repair projects, taking into account a facility’s location, industry, insurance requirements, fire and safety objectives, maintenance policies, and existing condition. Tackling high-priority repairs helps maximize a facility’s life cycle and increase facility safety.

Examples of damaged fireproofing that an iMAP fireproofing audit can find include:

  • Trapped moisture
  • Corrosion under insulation (CUI)
  • Corrosion under fireproofing (CUF)
  • Exposed reinforcement mesh
  • Delamination
Simplifies budgeting and planning

With a complete inventory of fireproofing material, iMAP Software creates an itemized list of repair costs, including access, material, and labour. Facility owners and managers can plan maintenance with budgets in mind.

Improves productivity

A drag and drop report builder in iMAP Software lets facility owners, planners, and auditors build reports that give them the information they need, in a format they want. And secure access from any web browser – even mobile devices – means that users have access to fireproofing information no matter where they are.

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fireproofingBefore: Based on a visual inspection, a standardized evaluation of the condition, and applicable standards, the iMAP Fireproofing Management System prioritizes deteriorating fireproofing material for repair.
fireproofing-2Repaired structure is photographed and documented in iMAP Fireproofing Management System