NRI’s Composite Guard™FP system utilizes nano-technology to create an integrated fire proofing system for application on high risk piping within fire proofing zones in refineries and on offshore platforms. The Composite Guard FP System protects the composite repair under extreme fire conditions by creating a barrier between the external flame temperature and the composite repair’s outer substrate. The extremely low thermal conductivity of the barrier prevents the composite repair system from reaching temperatures exceeding the maximum temperature rating, preventing degradation or failure of the composite.
- Offshore platforms
- Chemical processing plants
- Increase safety
- Designed specifically for use with composite repairs
- Fast Installation
- Impact resistant
- Long term durability
- Provides instant fire protection
- Does not require flame exposure to forma thermal barrier like other coatings
||Approximately 1.2” (90 mm)
||Max: Up to 1093°C
NRI’s Composite Guard™ FP (CGFP) system was tested at a third party laboratory by wrap-ping the system over an existing composite repair, Syntho-Glass®XT, in order to test its fire proofing and heat resistance capabilities. CGFP was installed per specifications and then subjected to a direct, live flame for one hour. Temperature probes were placed in four loca-tions to measure the thermal stability of each location. As seen in the results and graph be-low, the direct flame remained at an average of 1,370°F (743°C) throughout the test, while the temperature on the composite repair remained below 140°F (60°C) which is well below the temperature limit of the repair. The temperature of the fluid being transported inside the pipe never rose above room temperature.
Based on this testing, the CGFP System can give a minimum fire rating of 2 hours under direct flame with the average temperature stated. Further burst testing was completed on the composite repair system after submersion in the fire and has shown no degradation effects, thereby confirming the validity and effectiveness of the Composite Guard FP. This system can give a very high degree of confidence in the safety of the repair system even in the event of a fire in the facility.
Test fire resistance: