Engineers working in refineries, petrochemical plants and LNG facilities are often presented with the complex task of providing both thermal and fire protection to assets located in fire rated areas of their plants. Traditional cementitious fireproofing involves a time-consuming installation process and can be easily damaged during coating or inspection.
Our Pyrogel® XTF and Cryogel® Z flexible aerogel blanket insulation provides exceptional passive fire protection and superior thermal performance in an easy to install, lightweight format.
Corrosion Under Fireproofing (CUF) is often a concern for facility operators as cement-based products do not allow water vapor to escape. Hydrophobic and breathable, Pyrogel XTF keeps underlying assets drier for longer, providing superior corrosion defense and maintaining process conditions even in the harshest of environments.
With more asset coverage per man hour, especially on large-bore piping, vessels and skirts, Pyrogel XTF supports a faster return to service. It can be applied in all weather conditions and requires no cure time, providing immediate protection of assets.
Our flexible blanket format allows for quick removal and reinstallation during inspection events, saving facilities from having to repurchase the insulation and fireproofing. By eliminating the wait time for cement type fireproofing to cure, revenue producing units can return to service more quickly, providing additional value to their facilities.
Tested to the most stringent fire-protection standards, Pyrogel XTF delivers hydrocarbon pool-fire protection for up to 4 hours, and jet fire protection up to 2 hours. It can also be used to meet the requirements of API 521 for the sizing of pressure relief systems.