Modern cruise ships and container ships are equipped with the most advanced technical systems. This also applies to FPSO vessels (Floating Production Storage and Offloading) for loading oil and natural gas and luxury super yachts.
Everything is present on these ships to make the stay on board as comfortable as possible, from installations for climate control to large cooling systems for food storage. Strict requirements are imposed on technical insulation material for mechanical installations on board. In addition to the material needing to comply with environmental laws and regulations, fire safety is also an important factor. After all, a fire at sea is a huge danger for both passengers and crew.
The IMO (International Maritime Organisation) has therefore drawn up its own fire safety standards. These standards apply worldwide and include determining smoke density and smoke gas toxicity. Before insulation material can be used, it must first meet all of the IMO test criteria. Maritime insurance companies such as Lloyds Register, the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) and Veritas use these IMO test results and, based on this, issue product approvals, which enable insulation materials to be used on large ships and other sea vessels.
The lightweight Aeroflex insulation material for shipping and offshore installations has excellent insulating properties and in the event of fire has a low smoke development and a low toxicity and corrosiveness of the combustion gases.
Aeroflex has almost all certificates required for the maritime industry. Sustainability is also of great importance in this industry, because Aeroflex makes the most suitable material on an EPDM basis.