Biradar, B.

Bechtel India Pvt Ltd., Gurgaon, India

Babanna Biradar, PE, CFPS, FSE (TUV), has 28 yr of experience in oil, gas and chemicals, infrastructure, metal and mining front-end engineering and detailed design, and is a subject matter expert in fire protection and process safety. He holds an ME degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Roorkee, India.

Fit-for-purpose fireproofing envelopes

Biradar, B., Agarwal, A., Bechtel India Pvt Ltd.

Although widely used, the term “fireproofing” is misleading as almost nothing can be made totally safe from the effects of fire. Fireproofing refers to the systematic process (including materials and the application of materials) that provides a degree of fire resistance for protected support structures.