Trelleborg Receives UL Certification for DryFoam™
Trelleborg applied technologies operation has received UL certification for DryFoam™, a passive fire protection system designed for vapor suppression and fire prevention.
Robert Kelly, General Manager of Trelleborg’s applied technologies operation in Boston comments: “DryFoam™ underwent extensive testing during the development stages and we are excited to receive UL approval. This is a great achievement for passive fire protection applications within the petrochemical industry.
“Through the certification process, we worked with UL to write the new Buoyant Media for Protection against Full-surface Fires in Fixed Flammable and Combustible Liquid Tanks and Repositories certification and are currently manufacturing DryFoam™ to meet this standard.”
The Buoyant Media for Protection against Full-surface Fires in Fixed Flammable and Combustible Liquid Tanks and Repositories certification category covers buoyant media intended for protection against full-surface fires in fixed flammable and combustible liquid tanks and repositories by providing a thermal barrier between the surface of the liquid and potential sources of ignition.
Storing flammable liquids, particularly hydrocarbons with high vapor pressure, poses some difficult challenges with respect to fire protection and vapor loss. DryFoam™ is able to prevent full surface fires from starting in extremely cold or hot conditions where obtaining a water based or ‘wet’ fire suppression is impossible.
DryFoam™ is a non-water based fire protection system for flammable liquids with respect to high vapor pressure crude oil. Although initially developed for cold climates, the DryFoam™ technology offers unique benefits that can be applied in virtually all climates. It can also be used on all hydrocarbons for mitigating vapor cloud scenarios using relatively simple and passive methods.
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Trelleborg’s applied technologies operation and Trelleborg Group
As part of the Trelleborg Offshore & Construction Business Area of Trelleborg Group, Trelleborg’s applied technologies operation manufactures and designs innovative and reliable polymer and syntactic material solutions for a wide range of industries including aerospace, screen printing, rail and motor sport. www.trelleborg.com/applied-technologies
Trelleborg is a world leader in engineered polymer solutions that seal, damp and protect critical applications in demanding environments. Its innovative solutions accelerate performance for customers in a sustainable way. The Trelleborg Group has annual sales of SEK 30 billion (EUR 3.25 billion, USD 3.60 billion) in over 40 countries. The Group comprises five business areas: Trelleborg Coated Systems, Trelleborg Industrial Solutions, Trelleborg Offshore & Construction, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions and Trelleborg Wheel Systems, and the operations of Rubena and Savatech. In addition, Trelleborg owns 50 percent of Vibracoustic, the global market leader within antivibration solutions for light and heavy vehicles. The Trelleborg share has been listed on the Stock Exchange since 1964 and is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, Large Cap. www.trelleborg.com.