Fireproofing & Refractory

Fireproofing & Refractory

Solutions for Steel/Concrete Structure Fireproofing

Given steel’s lack of inherent fire resistivity, fireproofing material is often applied to exposed surfaces of structural steel and even reinforced concrete members in order to preserve and protect the structure. PULLMAN, a Structural Technologies company, has teams of experts that understand fireproofing requirements, various product performance characteristics, and the proper installation and quality control procedures that can insure performance while minimizing cost.

Industry-Leading Specialty Fireproofing Capabilities

PULLMAN has earned recognition as one of the industry’s leading specialty contractors dedicated to the fireproofing of steel and concrete infrastructure. Our reputation for quality and value are the results of product knowledge, experience, and stringent technical guidelines and project-specific quality control processes.

These standards, our experience, a skilled trades training program, and an industry-leading safety program instill confidence in clients looking for durable, economic, and quality solutions for their infrastructure fireproofing needs.

PULLMAN’s team of specialty contractors and craftsmen have extensive experience applying a wide range of fireproofing materials and systems, including:

  • Concrete Encapsulation
  • Fixed Water Spray Systems
  • Intumescent Epoxy Coatings
  • Spray-applied Fire Resistive Materials (SFRM)
  • Subliming, Intumescent, and Ablative Mastics
  • Lightweight Castable Cementitious Products
  • Pre-formed Inorganic Panels or Masonry
  • Endothermic Wraps

Refractory Services

An unexpected or premature failure of a refractory lining can impact productivity, revenue, and the associated loss of profitability can far exceed the cost of the repair. For these reasons proper installation, repair, or replacement of refractory linings are a high priority for plant management. PULLMAN can provide owners with refractory design and installation solutions that optimize reliability and durability while minimizing life cycle costs.

Refractory Capabilities

PULLMAN specializes in integrating industry-leading refractory lining solutions for industrial applications through our specialty contracting services.

As one of the industry’s leading specialty contractors dedicated to the installation and repair of refractory linings, PULLMAN uses stringent technical guidelines and project-specific quality control processes for every project. To maintain quality, our workers maintain certifications with both the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the American Concrete Institute (ACI).

Strict adherence to these standards, along with years of experience, a skilled trades training program, and an industry-leading safety program, instill confidence in clients looking for durable quality solutions for their refractory needs.

PULLMAN can address refractory failure caused by a wide range of issues, including:

  • Thermal expansion
  • Improper curing and material selection
  • Partial melting or spalling of existing lining
  • Chemical attack and corrosion from a process
  • Anchor failure (ex: poor welds, improper metallurgy, lack of expansion caps)
  • Sheet spalling
  • Abrasion and erosion
  • Poor previous workmanship
  • Thermal cycles
  • Operational error

Our Commitment to Safety and Preplanning

PULLMAN’s project management and field personnel carefully plan each fireproofing project. Our crews work closely with customers to address all areas of concern during project pre-planning, including safety, quality control, constructability, budgeting, scheduling, and phasing as it relates to optimizing efficiency and potential disruption to ongoing operations.

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