Achieving weight savings through intelligent Fire Design

Sponsored by: AkzoNobel

Focused on:

  • Fire
  • Protection
  • Design
  • Technologies
  • Heat

Date: 7 July


Time: 3PM London/10AM New York

A ‘safety first’ approach for optimising fire protection requirements in oil and gas projects

The specification of fire protection materials is a complicated process influenced by a wide range of variables. Typically not all of these variables are known and instead standard industry assumptions are employed in order to arrive at a best estimate solution. To ensure risk is kept to a minimum, these assumptions deliberately factor in a high margin for error. Whilst this maintains a reasonable level of safety it can lead to widespread over-specification of material, which is both costly and wasteful.

In this webinar you will learn how fire design technologies can be used to run complex heat transfer and structural modelling assessments which remove the need for generalised assumptions in the specification process. This provides a tailored fire protection solution for each individual project ensuring safety standards are met, whilst optimising the quantity and weight of material required.

This not only provides greater certainty that the solution provided is fit for purpose for the specific requirements of the project, but also allows for significant cost and weight reductions.

Register now to learn more about fire design and how it can be used to provide oil and gas construction projects with an optimised fire protection package that benefits all of the project stakeholders.

Read AkzoNobels blog post:
Achieving weight savings through intelligent fire design

Presented by

Robin Wade,

Chartek Segment Manager

Robin has 25 years of experience in the Protective Coatings Business. As Fire Protection Technical Manager he has built an extensive knowledge of the fire protection industry and in particular the evolving requirements of companies operating in the oil and gas sector. Robin works closely with clients to develop innovative solutions to prominent challenges facing the industry.

Allan Jowsey PhD MEng CEng MIFireE MSFPE MASCE,

Fire Engineering Manager

Allan is a Chartered Fire Engineer with over 10 years of experience. His areas of expertise include heat transfer dynamics, structural analysis and finite element modelling. He has extensive knowledge of global structural and fire standards and works with clients to arrive at optimised fire protection solutions.

Read Dr. Allan Jowsey's interview here.

Key Learning Objectives

  • What are the main challenges involved in the specification of hydrocarbon fire protection systems?
  • What is fire design?
  • How does fire design help meet today’s industry challenges?
  • How can fire design provide cost and weight savings to my project?


  • Fire Engineer
  • Fire Safety Manager
  • HSE Manager