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Hydrocarbon Fire Protection for Steel

Fire Protection for Extremely Fast Rising Temperatures

Hydrocarbon fire is the general description for a fire fueled by oil and oil derivatives or natural gas. These are characterised by a very rapid temperature rise and because the fuel for the fire is liquid or gas more fuel may leak allowing long durations before the fuel is exhausted.

If the fuel is at atmospheric pressure the resulting fire is referred to as a hydrocarbon pool fire, typically a pool of burning liquid.

If however the fuel is under pressure, which is very common in the hydrocarbon processing industry, then a leak which is ignited would create a hydrocarbon jet fire.

  • Oil refineries, LNG terminals, petrochemical plants, marine docks, offshore facilities and assets

  • Support structures: skirts, legs, saddles, columns, beams and bracing

  • Pipe racks, vessels, tanks, spheres and spheroids

  • Reduces time spent coating assets to accelerate applications

  • Quick over-coating times

  • Excellent sag resistance and a high-film build with minimal finishing requirements

  • Reduces the total cost of the coating process with as few as two coats

  • Low installation weight minimises transportation cost after application

  • Can be applied in shops, modular yards or on site

  • Minimal maintenance over design life of the asset

  • Protects assets from both fire and corrosion through the proven performance of our epoxy formulation

  • Lowest life-cycle cost option

  • High-performance corrosion and fire protection in heavy industrial environments



For cryogenic spill and hydrocarbon fire protection

Oil refineries
Petrochemical plants
Offshore facilities
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