Trelleborg’s offshore operation has signed a framework agreement with Statoil for the delivery of Passive Fire Protection solutions for use on flanges and bolts. The products will be manufactured at Trelleborg's facility in Krokstadelva, Norway.
Under the framework, Trelleborg will supply FireNut, a protection system for flanges and bolts used to extend service life in the event of a fire. The FireNut system simplifies installation, inspection and maintenance of flanges and is manufactured from Trelleborg’s unique rubber with FireStop™ technology.
Jørgen Sletten, Business Group Director for Trelleborg’s offshore operation in Norway stated: “We have a long history of working together with Statoil, and we believe they have seen firsthand that our products and solutions can increase efficiency and reduce costs.”
FireNut prevents damage to bolt threads and reduces elongation of bolts even after direct impact from a jet fire at 1300°C. The rigid and tough design of the product means that it has extremely good resistance to mechanical damage and can be tailor made to accommodate almost any bolt size.
“This framework will lay the foundation for FireNut to become a preferred bolt protection solution on all Statoil offshore installations in operation,” added Sletten.
Edited from press release by Angharad Lock