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Insulation requirements for shipbuilding products


Tested and approved products

In the marine segment, Isopartner offers a wide range of tested and approved products and constructions. The customer can choose between competitive solutions within, for example, fire, sound and thermal insulation and insulation of technical installations.

Product requirements of weight, fire, sound etc.

In some applications, weight must be taken into account. In this case, one can choose lightweight products, but it is not always the lightest product that gives the best result. Lightweights do not protect against noise in the same frequency band as the heavier products. Therefore, it is important to know what effect insulation should have and what result it should give.

All ROCKWOOL SeaRox products have good fire properties, but when these are used on ships or offshore rigs, it is necessary to choose the right product, which also meets the required fire classifications.

In the marine segment, it is relevant to choose the product with the best properties, which i.a. water repellent properties. All ROCKWOOL SeaRox products have very low water absorption and ensure the best product properties, even in the future.

Working and installation methods

Rockwool RTI has many certificates for the various products and certificates from classification societies based on fire tests performed at IMO approved fire institutes. When choosing a product, it is important to choose the product that is approved by the classification society and that will ultimately approve both the area of ​​use and the new building.

Some customers prefer to work with plate constructions that ensure easy handling, while others, on the other hand, prefer to work with mesh mats. For some customers it is important to have the best and most secure solutions, which are usually two-layer solutions but others focus on straight and easy installation.

Documentations and certificates

When using Rockwool SeaRox insulation on board a vessel, make sure that the product has a MED certificate with approved steering wheel marking.

It is very important to ensure that the products and constructions have the right approval that is necessary in the specific project, such as that the product is non-combustible and has a low flame spread. The validity of the certificate should also be checked at that time.

To ensure the highest level of safety on board, one must also check whether the product and the plant have been tested in accordance with the latest standard of fire test procedure, IMO 2010 FTP Code.