New Product Announcement: Hydrocarbon PFP Coating


Global coatings company Hempel recently announced the launch of its first product for the hydrocarbon passive fire protection segment. According to the emailed release, Hempafire XTR 100 provides UL 1709-certfied fire protection at a low dry film thickness.

The coating is specifically designed for the oil and gas industry, such as downstream refining and petrochemical plants. Hempel notes that it created Hempafire XTR 100 because fires can be disastrous at oil and gas facilities, possibly losing lives and damages running into millions of dollars.

Hempafire XTR 100 is an epoxy intumescent coating that insulates steel during a hydrocarbon pool fire, reportedly extending the steel’s load-bearing capacity for up to four hours. This gives more time for the safe evacuation of personnel and protection of valuable assets and equipment while firefighting teams extinguish the fire.

“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,” said Christopher Martyn, Hempel’s Global Product Manager Hydrocarbon PFP.

“This lowers the total applied weight per square meter, 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.”

He continued: “Hempafire XTR 100 also aids high productivity. A 2-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.

The company reports that by adding Hempafire XTR 100 to its portfolio for the oil and gas industry, it now offers a customers a global single-source supplier for all their oil and gas projects.

“We are proud to be able to offer customers a full assortment of proven and market-leading products. With the addition of hydrocarbon PFP, our customers can now use Hempel as a trusted and global single-source supplier for all their oil & gas projects,” said Martyn.


Tagged categories: Asia Pacific; Coating Materials; Coating Materials; Coatings; EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); Epoxy; Health & Safety; Health and safety; Hempel; Intumescent; Latin America; North America; Oil and Gas; Passive Fire Protection; Z-Continents

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