Trelleborg receives DNV-GL certification for fireproofing tiles
Producer of polymer and syntactic foam based products gets green light for its Vikodeck range.
Trelleborg’s offshore operation has recently been awarded DNV-GL certification for its Vikodeck fireproofing tiles. Manufactured using Trelleborg’s next-generation Firestop material, the newly certified Vikodeck tiles can be tailored to withstand various chemical and mechanical conditions.
Vikodeck is designed to offer surface protection against blast, jet and pool fire in harsh demanding environments, while also providing corrosion protection and anti-fatigue dampening support for the comfort and safety of employees. The flexibility of Vikodeck allows the tiles to withstand movement as well as impacts that could possibly damage or crack a rigid system.
Christian Kolderup, project engineer for Trelleborg’s offshore operation based in Norway, states: “Trelleborg is committed to supplying high performance, robust and dependable solutions that significantly improve safety to protect personnel, equipment, critical components and structures in demanding environments both onshore and offshore.
“By obtaining DNV-GL certification for the thin and light Vikodeck tiles, we intend to identify new applications for the material in markets other than in the oil and gas.”
In addition to the existing fire properties, Vikodeck is impact resistant and capable of withstanding heavy loads. It dampens vibrations, provides significant sound attenuation, and has resistance against ozone, UV-light and process liquids.
Vikodeck tiles can be applied to flooring, walls, roofing or any surface needing protection.
Firestop is a passive fire protection material used to protect personnel and equipment by minimising fire escalation. This provides time to evacuate people, close down critical equipment and for responders to gain control of a fire. The certified rubber-based material protects structures from exceeding critical temperature limits. The dampening, noise reducing flexible nature of Firestop can also protect equipment from vibration, collision, explosion and even earthquakes.