Hempel Launches the Epoxy Intumescent Coating Hempafire XTR 100 for the O&G sector

Date: 23/06/2022
A refining plant

Hempafire XTR 100 is Hempel’s first product for hydrocarbon passive fire protection of oil and gas downstream assets.

Hempel has launched Hempafire XTR 100, its first product for hydrocarbon passive fire protection of oil and gas downstream assets such as refining and petrochemical plants.

The epoxy intumescent coating provides UL 1709-certified hydrocarbon passive fire protection in a lightweight coating with low dry film thicknesses. Hempafire XTR 100 insulates steel during a hydrocarbon pool fire and extends its load-bearing capacity for up to four hours, providing more time for the safe evacuation of personnel and the protection of valuable assets and equipment.

“Our customers tell us that PFP coatings can be difficult and time-consuming to apply. Hempafire XTR 100 overcomes these issues. It is a lightweight PFP coating and is applied at low dry film thicknesses to meet the fire protection requirements of a project, which reduces the amount of PFP needed. This lowers the total applied weight per square metre, bringing additional benefits by making transportation and construction easier and lowering overall project costs,” stated Christopher Martyn, the Global Product Manager for Hydrocarbon PFP at Hempel. “To simplify project complexity for customers, Hempafire XTR 100 can be applied to both stick-build and modular constructions, and it only requires mesh reinforcement around section flanges.”

The company has over ten years of experience as a supplier of passive fire protection solutions for the oil and gas industry, thanks to its cellulosic range of products. By adding Hempafire XTR 100 to its portfolio, Hempel can now offer clients a global single-source supplier for all their projects.

Providing UL 1709-certified fire protection at low dry film thicknesses, Hempafire XTR 100 allows also to reduce application time and project costs for asset owners, operators and applicators.

“Hempafire XTR 100 also aids high productivity. A 2-hour Hempafire XTR 100 system can be applied in one working day and the coated sections can be moved the next day. This enables applicators to increase productivity, especially when applying the product in-shop. We are proud to be able to offer customers a full assortment of proven and market-leading products. With the addition of hydrocarbon PFP, our customers can now use Hempel as a trusted and global single-source supplier for all their oil & gas projects,” concluded Martyn.

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