Protection against fires and corrosion

Paul Boughton

Passive fire protection on offshore oil and gas installations such as rigs and FPSOs is a real challenge.

The protection has to serve dual purpose, to protect the steel from hydrocarbon pool and jet fires and from the aggressive offshore environment. Sigma meets this challenge with a solvent free epoxy intumescent coating called Sigma FireBarr 2000. It is certified by recognised authorities such as Lloyd’s Register and DNV for fire protection and meets the requirements according Norsok M501 for corrosion protection. With an applied density close to 1 g/cm3 it also does not add substantial extra weight to the structure.

Sigma Marine and Protective Coatings Netherlands BV is based in Uithoorn, The Netherlands. www.sigmacoatings.com/protective

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