May 21, 2013
Trelleborg Offshore Passive Fire Protection Awarded ISO Accreditation
Leading global developer and manufacturer of polymer and syntactic foam-based solutions for the offshore industry, Trelleborg Offshore, has been awarded the ISO 22899 certification for its passive fire protection material, Firestop. The official certification, which was awarded by the International Organisation for Standardization, confirms that the company’s innovative solution can safely and confidently be used for Jet Fire protection within pipes and hollow sections.
Oddvar Kopstad, Senior Design Engineer at Trelleborg Offshore, commented: “Passive fire protection systems are designed to contain fire and provide protection for people and equipment when it matters the most. In the extreme conditions of the offshore oil and gas industry, it is absolutely essential that engineers have the peace of mind that only comes from high performance, quality products.
“Achieving the ISO 22899 certification is an extremely positive step for Trelleborg Offshore and clearly demonstrates our dedication to continually ensuring the upmost quality and performance of our passive fire products and solutions.”
Firestop is a rubber-based passive fire protection solution, which can be customized to meet the demands of specific offshore oil and gas projects and installations. By utilizing a layered construction, Firestop provides corrosion, thermal, fire and mechanical protection.
Applications for Firestop include rigid riser or tubular fire protection, flexible riser fire protection, ESD valve protection, escape way tunnel seal and protection of riser Hang off arrangements.
For more information visit www.trelleborg.com/offshore.