Since 1994, Sean Ritchie, Founder and CEO of CharCoat Passive Fire Protection Inc. has been protecting assets from electrical cable, structural, hydrocarbon and jet fires.
In the many years since conception, CharCoat has formed a global footprint in manufacturing and supplying “Fit For Purpose” products, offering creative solutions for our clients on industrial, Oil & Gas and commercial projects.
Formally known as KBS Passive Fire, CharCoat Passive Fire Protection Inc. has been supplying PFP (Passive Fire Protection) products to the global marketplace for many years providing practical engineered solutions based on client and site requirements, not theoretical product capabilities.
The diverse range of CharCoat products available today are a culmination of many years of research, extensive testing and numerous practical applications.
To our development history. Originally designed in 1982 (brand developed and owned by Sean Ritchie), CharCoat CC has been through several upgrades and is currently the most highly rated Cable Coating on the market with 90-minute Fire ratings on cable in Hydrocarbon and Non-Hydrocarbon Environments (IEC60331-11 & 21 by Intertek). CharCoat CC also carries spread of flame certification (ASTM, UL, FM, IEC), radiant heat, UV certification, rodent certification and nuclear application.
Coupled with Brand purchases of Firestop products, and tested and certified by UL-eu, the CharCoat PFP (Passive Fire Protection) range is a complete system for electrical cables (in tray and single) and Plastic / metal pipes. All CharCoat products are toll manufactured in the USA, UK and South Africa.
CharCoat has now opened a full coatings division supplying Insulation Coatings, Jet Fire and bulk conveyor belt protection. We are also working together in Joint Ventures with other manufactures to offer our clients the best opportunities.
It now has Serviced Offices located in Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Hong Kong, India/Middle East, South Africa, Turkey and Trinidad, with its head office located in British Columbia, Canada.
Toll manufacturing was chosen as our 27 years experience is in the field, not on the factory floor.
Given our desire to improve our services and products, Our new and highly successful model, The CharCoat Alliance, will again revolutionize the Fire Protection Industry, and place us in the forefront of engineered solutions for our clients.