Robert Kelly, General Manager of Trelleborg’s applied technologies operation in Boston comments: “DryFoam™ underwent extensive testing during the development stages and we are excited to receive UL approval. This is a great achievement for passive fire protection applications within the petrochemical industry.
“Through the certification process, we worked with UL to write the new Buoyant Media for Protection against Full-surface Fires in Fixed Flammable and Combustible Liquid Tanks and Repositories certification and are currently manufacturing DryFoam™ to meet this standard.”
The Buoyant Media for Protection against Full-surface Fires in Fixed Flammable and Combustible Liquid Tanks and Repositories certification category covers buoyant media intended for protection against full-surface fires in fixed flammable and combustible liquid tanks and repositories by providing a thermal barrier between the surface of the liquid and potential sources of ignition.
Storing flammable liquids, particularly hydrocarbons with high vapor pressure, poses some difficult challenges with respect to fire protection and vapor loss. DryFoam™ is able to prevent full surface fires from starting in extremely cold or hot conditions where obtaining a water based or ‘wet’ fire suppression is impossible.
DryFoam™ is a non-water based fire protection system for flammable liquids with respect to high vapor pressure crude oil. Although initially developed for cold climates, the DryFoam™ technology offers unique benefits that can be applied in virtually all climates. It can also be used on all hydrocarbons for mitigating vapor cloud scenarios using relatively simple and passive methods.
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