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PPG to host free seminar on newly revised UL fire standard

Passive fire protection experts to discuss changes to, effects of UL 1709

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 6:00 pm EDT


"Is Your Specified Fireproofing Ready to Meet the UL 1709 Changes?"

PPG (NYSE:PPG) protective and marine coatings (PMC) business will host “Is Your Specified Fireproofing Ready to Meet the UL 1709 Changes?”, a free educational seminar addressing the new UL standard in passive fire protection (PFP). The event will be held on July 13 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at The Westin Houston, Memorial City hotel in Houston.

Richard Holliday, PPG global director, PFP, and Juan Pablo Leon, PPG manager, PFP Americas, will be joined by two other industry experts to examine revisions to UL 1709, as well as fire hazards, recent fire-related incidents and guidelines for proper design and specification of fireproofing.

“UL 1709 5th Edition represents some of the biggest changes in the market,” said Pablo Leon. “It’s vital for oil, gas and petrochemical facilities and engineering, procurement and construction firms to thoroughly understand these changes and learn the best solutions to meet these new requirements.”

Other presenters are Fred Hervey, UL global business manager, building and life safety technologies; and Graham Boaler, principal consultant, MMI Engineering.

Seminar attendees will be eligible to earn continuing education units (CEUs) from AlChE, a leading global organization for chemical engineering professionals.

UL 1709 5th Edition, which went into effect on Feb. 24, 2017, incorporates changes in durability testing in accordance with UL 2431/Class 1A testing of horizontal members, multi-section and multi-temperature testing and certification, as well as ISO 22899 (Determination of the resistance to jet fires of passive fire protection materials).

To register for the event, email Allie DeBor at debor@ppg.com by July 10.

PPG is a world leader in protective and marine coatings. Its products protect customer assets in some of the world’s most demanding conditions and environments, such as projects in energy, infrastructure and marine markets. PPG protective and marine coatings include the AMERCOAT® and SIGMA® coatings brands. For more information, visit www.ppgpmc.com or call 1-888-9PPG-PMC (977-4762).


At PPG (NYSE:PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 years. Through dedication and creativity, we solve our customers’ biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, we operate and innovate in more than 70 countries and reported net sales of $14.8 billion in 2016. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com.

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PPG Media Contact:
Jamie Cowden
Protective and Marine Coatings

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