3D-modelling technology helps provide insulation solution
Our ContraFlex® team were asked to provide a solution to a maintenance issue that had occurred at a facility in Canada. During the inspection of the vessel, it was noted that there were large cracks in the intumescent epoxy fireproofing material.
Epoxy intumescent coatings are not suitable for low sub - zero temperatures and can be prone to cracking due to steel expansion and contraction during seasonal weather changes.
Our team recommended that rather than blasting and repainting the vessel skirt, which could result in the same problem occurring in the future, our bespoke ContraFlex® jackets could be installed on top of the failed coating.
Opting to install this solution meant the facility had minimal downtime and did not incur any additional costs by having to remove the failed coating before applying a new coating. This resulted in the facility being fully protected and operational quickly.
Novel 3D-modelling technology helps provide quick and efficient solution
Using 3D modelling technology, our team were able to design, develop and fit a bespoke retrofit solution which was installed quickly by our team of installers over the existing coating that was no longer providing protection.
Tested for blast overpressures on vessels up to 1.55 barg, our ContraFlex® JF120 jackets provide protection against both jet and pool fire scenarios whilst operating in temperatures as low as 60oC.
To install our jackets to the vessel skirt, a frame arrangement was designed in order to support the weight of the jackets and prevent further damage to the coating.