Giovenco is an industry leader in the provision of fireproofing systems.
Our expertise includes the use of intumescent epoxy materials for fireproofing.
- Intumescent epoxy materials have been recognised as the best means of saving lives and limiting damage when hydrocarbon fires hit offshore platforms and where there is a high potential of fire risk.
In recent years, land-based refineries and petrochemical plants have addressed the potential of hydrocarbon jet and pool fires. However, safety cases and management systems no matter how sophisticated cannot prevent fires.
The most effective fireproofing system against hydrocarbon fires are epoxy intumescent materials, such as International Coatings Limited's Chartek®.
Intumescent materials are thin coatings (5-15mm) that, when exposed to fire, form thick char preventing heat transfer. These materials provide protection against hydrocarbon pool and jet fires, and retain their fire performance throughout the life of an application, subject to material characteristics, surface preparation and correct application; some also inhibit corrosion. The relative ease of application and their durability far outweigh any cost advantages of other systems. Many hydrocarbon fires are preceded by or lead to a blast.
Giovenco is a major contractor for the supply and installation of the following fireproofing materials: