Passive fire protection


Excessive heat resulting from fire causes damage to the steel structures of buildings and installations such as oil rigs. The construction can no longer bear the weight and will eventually collapse. By applying a special passive fire protection coating, the steel structure can withstand high temperatures for a longer period of time, allowing for a safe evacuation. We will gladly discuss the various fireproofing techniques with you.

Fire retardant effect

The special epoxy coating is heat resistant and swells up in the event of fire, creating a thermal insulation barrier which protects the steel structure. It also causes a layer of carbonaceous char to form on the surface, which keeps the heat away from the steel, resulting in a fire retardant effect for at least 30 minutes and up to two hours.

Our experts will gladly advise you on the importance of passive fire protection. Contact us on +31 (0)168-412750 or use the contact form.


DCS is a fully qualified applicator of the following passive fire protection coatings:

Both fireproofing systems are frequently used in the offshore industry and petrochemistry. Of course, these coatings also offer protection from corrosion. Read more about our certification for passive fire protection.