Hydrocarbon Fireproofing in Petrochemical Environment UL1709

Hydrocarbon fires are caused by combustible liquid such as oil and gas. Hydrocarbon fires have extremely high burning rate caused by the mixture of turbulent air and petrochemical.

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Fireproofing for hydrocarbon fire is commonly referred to as petrochemical environments fireproofing with UL 1709 test standards.

Within a short period of time, hydrocarbon fire can heat up to 1000°C and peaks to 1100 °C. Therefore hydrocarbon fire is is vastly different from the fire in normal circumstances, such as cellulosic fire.

To protect steel in the harshest conditions found in petrochemical processing, refining facilities, LNG facilities, nuclear and conventional power plants, cementitious vermiculite or Intumescent fireproofing that meets UL1709 standards can be used.

Due to the requirements of UL1709, there will be specific designs and installation of the fireproofing material. Please reach out to us for further discussions during the design stage.

In addition for petrochemical environments, it can be located offshore or onshore. Hence the weathering element is harsh and regular maintenance work is required. Feel free to contact us for any maintenance work required.

Fireproofing is used in petrochemical environment to minimize the escalation of a fire that would occur with the failure of structural supports and the overheating of pressure vessels. The damage that fire could potentially do very early on, could add significant fuel to the fire as the storage contents are highly flammable and combustible.

Project references will be provided upon request. Please contact us for discussions.

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