The use of steel can significantly reduce the flammability of your constructions. However, it does not make the building fireproof. In the event of a fire, steel can weaken and can cause disasters if the temperature gets too high. It loses nearly half of its weight-bearing capability if the temperature reaches 593 degrees C (1100 degrees F) and can cause the structure to collapse. The damage to steel construction can be dramatically reduced by using proven fire-resistant materials.
Intumescent Fireproofing products
In the Oil and Gas industry, the fireproofing protection on steel structures is designed to cope with the extreme conditions that can be generated by hydrocarbon pool fire or a jetfire; intumescent fireproofing is now a days the right choice to protect steel structures against fire and corrosion.