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The goal of applying fireproofing technologies for steel constructions

Fireproofing Steel Constructions: The Importance & Goals Discover the importance and goals of applying fireproofing technologies to steel constructions for safety.

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Steel is one of the most important building materials, and it is utilized on a wide range of construction scales to meet the needs of working, living, studying, and entertainment. Fireproofing, in addition to delivering robust, highly aesthetic works, also assures people’s safety and the quality of construction. Among the different choices, the solution of using paint is regarded as the most popular and practical way for steel structures.
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Why is fireproofing paint believed to be the best and safest option for all steel buildings?

Before implementing any measures, we must first carefully learn and understand its characteristics, as well as the way of operating for analyzing and evaluating the level of damage when a fire occurs. So, how important is fireproofing paint for steel constructions in contemporary advanced buildings? What are the advantages, and how can this approach be used in practice?

How fireproofing paint functions when structural exposed directly to fire

Each type of material will have different properties in composition, strength or heat resistance. Understanding the materials’ characteristics will help users take the proper usages to bring the highest efficiency for fire prevention.Steel is a combination of iron, carbon and other elements.

Based on chemical composition, steel is classified into many different forms: mild steel, medium steel, high carbon steel, alloy steel, or high alloy steel. The steel structure is now widely used in the construction industry with a solid system and high bearing capacity. An important feature of steel is that its heat resistance often fluctuates at temperatures from 500 to 550 degrees Celsius. Hence, the application of fireproofing paint, known as intumescent paint for steel structures, is an ideal choice.

As intumescent paint has Epoxy, Poly Phosphorus, organic solvent and insulation foaming agent. The combination of ingredients will reduce the heat of the fire and reduce the emission of toxic gases from the fire. One of the primary features is that intumescent coatings can extend up to 100 times their original thickness, improving fire protection by acting as a buffer between the fire and the materials. When exposed to high temperatures, the coating will undergo a chemical reaction and expand.

What unique advantages does fireproofing paint provide to the construction industry?

The first reason that should be the first reason that helps all construction systems is the heat resistance of fireproofing paint. With a maximum temperature of up to 1000 degrees Celsius in 2 to 3 hours, this is the most effective work safety measure. It is crucial and necessary to prevent the spread of the fire while proceeding with efforts to stop the fire and rescue people; hence this period is regarded as precious.

3Aside from the above-mentioned remarkable features of fireproof paint for steel structures, this type of paint not only plays an essential role in protecting the safety of people and property, but the method is neither complicated nor time-consuming when compared to others. All necessary processes are conducted professionally, providing excellent quality, especially if a team has many years of experience with, such as VIVABLAST.Fireproofing paint is a practical implementation of the passive fire prevention system, which is meticulously designed and installed to minimize damage in the event of a fire. Furthermore, passive fire protection works in combination with active fire protection to increase safety for people and buildings.

>In order to get more information about the benefits that fireproofing methods bring to all constructions, you can take a look at the “Passive fire protection system – the best solution to safeguard your lives” post.

How many stages are required to apply fireproofing paint on steel structures?

To set up a fireproof coating system for steel structures, it is generally necessary to follow the recommended step below, also the official process from VIVABLAST.

  • Step 1: Check the regulations, technical information of materials used for the construction
  • Step 2: Measure and design the grid (if any) to suit the structure of the building
  • Step 3: Determine the thickness, start spraying suitable paint for the form, and ensure to meet the fire resistance requirements of the building.
  • Step 4: Plan to deploy and arrange human resources
  • Step 5: Make sure the coatings are applied according to the manufacturer’s specifications. Ensure every mesh surface is covered with fireproofing paint for the complete steel structure for works requiring mesh.
  • Step 6: Strictly monitoring and inspection during construction time
  • Step 7: Repaint all areas which have not met the required quality yet
  • Step 8: Let the paint dry according to product specifications and do not affect the surface
  • Step 9: Complete the process, check and prepare to close the project


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Each of the above steps is performed and monitored by a team of highly qualified engineers with profound experience in installing and constructing fireproofing paints. They are all trained and certified by construction experts. This work has significant meaning in protecting life and belongings. That is why it should be done by the professional crew as VIVABLAST – the leading unit in the field of fire prevention and control for steel structure works in particular, and construction of safe fire protection systems in general.If you are looking for a professional team with a wide range of experience, do not hesitate to contact VIVABLAST with the following information, we are willing to support and help conduct the best fire protection systems.

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About Us

Vivablast was founded in 1994, as a 100% foreign-owned company with an ambition to become the most preferred and trustful service provider for industrial assets protection in Southeast Asia.

Over the past two decades, Southeast Asia experienced rapid economic growth with significant investments in industrial facilities, equipment, and infrastructures of Oil and Gas, Renewable Energy, Marine, Power Generation & Manufacturing sectors.

Hence, Vivablast has succeeded as a reliable subcontractor for many International & Domestic companies by delivering our professional services to such prestigious companies as PIRIOU, JGCS, Technip, KNOC, Metacor, PTSC groups, Vietsovpetro, etc. with great passion.

Our innovative system of mobile blasting & painting workshops can be mobilized anywhere in Southeast Asia for all major projects and infrastructure sites, which has performed very well during Vietnam’s first refinery project – Dung Quat followed by Vung Ang 1.2 Power Plant project and the biggest Oil & Gas complex in Vietnam – Nghi Son Refinery.

In 2014, Vivablast landed in the soils of Thailand, Myanmar, and Malaysia to capture the growing demands of customers at any time and anywhere.

Over 28 years of steady deliberate growth, we feel confident and proud of our team and their capacities to play a vital role in the multi-disciplinary industrial services provider.

Why Choose Us?

Expertise of industrial assets preserving since 1994


Vivablast is a company that offers surface preparation and industrial painting solutions for various industries such as oil and gas, marine, construction, and mining. Some of the solutions they offer include abrasive blasting, hydro blasting, tank cleaning, industrial coating, and passive fire protection.

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Mr Jacques Vivarès – Chairman
Mr Boris Vivarès – Vivablast Group General Director – Commercial & Business Development
Mr Shanthamani Muthukumar – Vivablast Vietnam General Manager

Vivablast is a global provider of industrial asset protection solutions in Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar, and surrounding countries. Vivablast is a 100% foreign-owned Company accredited ISO 9001:2015 & ISO 45001:2018 by Bureau Veritas with offices and setup over South-East Asia. Since 1994, we have been servicing industry leaders in major projects from construction phase to maintenance programs. Our vertical expertise includes all industry sectors, particularly: oil & gas, power & utilities, shipbuilding, mining and manufacturing. We design and deliver professional services to preserve our Clients’ assets sustainably, through efficient and reliable specialty services and integrated solutions.

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