The Vellrath Group is the manufacturer of Universal Fireproofing Patch (UFP). Decades of experience and engineering has allowed the Vellrath Group to develop and provide passive fire protection solutions to material manufacturers and applicators alike. The Vellrath Group has also embarked on formalizing its educational program developed over time.
Tim Vellrath is the founder of the Vellrath Group. He has 40 years of experience as a fireproofing contractor and engineer. The most reputable industry organizations, and all major industry material manufacturers, have trusted and relied on Tim’s expertise.
Most notably the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) recruited Tim to provide analysis and insight into the fireproofing issues associated with the collapse of the World Trade Center on 9/11.
While running his fireproofing contracting business, Tim was constantly made aware of industry wide problems with the quality, compliance, and materials used for fireproofing patching. Existing solution relied heavily on identification, availability, and of course cost.
Traditional means and methods of fireproofing repair created several issues. The first being able to properly identify the existing material. If identified was the material available? Or if it still was being made was it available to you? Then of course you have a product designed for a spray application to which you are trying to hand patch. This is always difficult and time consuming. As labor is consumed the pricing continues to rise. It was just not a good scenario.
After years of testing Tim engineered UFP using a propriety formula of specialized compounds. UFP’s superior adhesion and cohesion makes the product five times stronger and significantly denser than existing fireproof patches. Strength, durability, and robustness are critical features of a fireproofing material and the adhesion/cohesion and density tests support UFP. The product has been fully vetted by VTEC, UL, and ITS laboratories. It is UL certified.