Product Announcement from MINTEQ® International Inc, Pyrogenics Group

Fire Retardant Coatings for Oil & Gas Industry-Image

MINTEQ® Firex™ intumescent fire retardant coatings have provided fire and thermal protection for personnel and property for over 30 years.

Complying with stringent military and defense fire standards, Firex™ products have a proven track record and are optimized to provide the highest level of performance in rapid temperature rise fires, retaining strength, with excellent adhesion even in the harshest of environments such as cellulosic and hydrocarbon fires.

Function of Flame Retardants

Firex™ coatings are designed to interrupt or hinder the combustion processes of a fire allowing more time to escape.

Our coatings delay or slow:

  • time to ignition (flash over)
  • smoke development
  • spread of flames
  • release of toxic gases
  • release of corrosive chemicals
  • release of heat

Firex™ fire retardants interfere with the combustion at various stages of the process including during heating, decomposition, ignition or flame spread.

How Does Firex™ Work?

Firex™ coatings are designed to

  • promote the formation of char layer
  • create a glassy protective layer
  • terminate free radical processes in the gaseous phase
  • cool the coating down through heat absorbing reactions - e.g. by releasing cooling gases

Coating Thickness

Firex™ coatings coating thickness varies based on the substrate and the desired protection time.

For example, to adequately protect structural steel the coating thickness depends on the size of the steel member, its orientation, and the desired protection time.

For most fire protection requirement an hour protection rating is achieved with about 13 to 19 mm thickness. Each coat is generally about

1.5 mm and build up over time.

Product Offerings:

RX -2390

  • Two part epoxy resin
  • Forms cooling gases above 177o C
  • Insulating char protects to > 2760 o C
  • Surface - orange peel like

RX -2373

  • Two part epoxy resin
  • Forms cooling gases above 177o C
  • Insulating char protects to > 2760 o C Surface - smooth

RX -2376

  • Two part polyurethane
  • Forms cooling liquid film above 121o C
  • Maintains substrate temperature for the life of the coating

For Details or Samples

Call: 484-541-7090

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