LYNGBY, Denmark — Hempel has launched its first product for the hydrocarbon PFP segment: Hempafire XTR 100. Providing UL 1709-certified hydrocarbon passive fire protection in a lightweight coating with low dry film thicknesses, the coating offers safety and project benefits for customers.

An epoxy intumescent coating, Hempafire XTR 100 reportedly insulates steel during a hydrocarbon pool fire, extending the steel’s load-bearing capacity for up to four hours. It is designed specifically for the oil and gas segment, such as downstream refining and petrochemical plants.

Christopher Martyn, Hempel’s Global Product Manager Hydrocarbon PFP, explained, “Our customers tell us that PFP coatings can be difficult and time-consuming to apply. Hempafire XTR 100 overcomes these issues. It is a lightweight PFP coating and is applied at low dry film thicknesses to meet the fire protection requirements of a project, which reduces the amount of PFP needed. This lowers the total applied weight per square metre, bringing additional benefits by making transportation and construction easier and lowering overall project costs. To simplify project complexity for customers, Hempafire XTR 100 can be applied to both stick-build and modular constructions, and it only requires mesh reinforcement around section flanges.

“Hempafire XTR 100 also aids high productivity. A two-hour Hempafire XTR 100 system can be applied in one working day and the coated sections can be moved the next day. This enables applicators to increase productivity, especially when applying the product in-shop.”

Additional features of Hempafire XTR 100 include:

  • Lightweight to reduce transportation and construction costs;
  • High durability and impact resistance to ensure minimum long-term maintenance; 
  • Application to modular and stick-build structural steel, pipe racks and vessel supports; and
  • Mesh reinforcement (Hempafire Mesh 100) only required on section flanges. 

Learn about Hempafire XTR 100 here