Marine/ Offshore

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The first submerged oil well was drilled from a coastal platform built on wooden piles. The first truly mobile offshore drilling unit was Mr. Charlie able to drill in water depths of up to 40 feet (12.2 m). Over the years the technology and safety improved and there are various types of off-shore drilling platforms for oil and gas. The deepest floating offshore platform in 2016 is Total’s Raya-1 offshore Uruguay drilling in water depth of 11,155 feet (3,400 m).

For an offshore oil and gas platform or rig, fire and explosions are the two biggest threats to safety, therefore specifying and choosing the right passive fire protection is critical.  Considering the extreme environment it is exposed to and that in case of fire there’s nobody to call for intervention (as for example the city firefighters), effective PFP solutions and firefighting systems are vital. Thermal Designs® K-MASS® epoxy PFP solutions are light weight and present less wind resistance vs similarly specified CPCE fireproofing solutions. Extensively tested to the industry standards K-MASS® is the most effective PFP solution for CPCE. 

  • Jet fire tested.

  • All the original actuator design features are kept intact.

  • Permanently and directly bonded to the CPCE parts, does not promote CUI.

  • The fireproofing cannot be left off in case of maintenance as it’s directly bonded to the CPCE.

  • Minimum space required.

  • No additional on site installation cost on-site.

  • No special tools required for service or operation.

  • It is a durable and weatherproof solution. 

K-MASS® FI also has the following advantages for Marine environments: