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Requirements

Welding

Fire safety is an essential and important thing to be provided during welding operations.

The main hazardous factors of welding are:

Fire safety during welding operations
 
- sparks and molten metal drops
 
- voltaic arc radiation and molten metal splashes that burn the skin and eye mucosa
 
- gas, vapour, and dust released in the welding process, hazardous for human healг

 

SuperSilika insulation is reliable protection in the extreme conditions under the temperature up to 1200 °C with the minimum loss of insulation properties.

SuperSilika properties:

It stands contact with molten metal; compatible with the majority of chemical reagents; resistant to multiple thermal cycles; features high electric resistance; contains no binding agents and releases no smoke-producing substances; safe for the respiratory tract.

SuperSilika material is recommended for fire-protective insulation of welding stations in factory workshops or for mobile local operating units.

One of the main processes in the assembly of pipelines and high-pressure tanks in oil producing, oil refining and power industries is welding and heat treatment of the welded seams for reduction of the residual stress, improvement of structure and heat, cold, and corrosion resistance of the welded joints.

SuperSilika material is used by assembly and maintenance organizations as an innovative and eco-friendly substitute for asbestos and ceramic materials used for heat insulation in hot media. The experience of using SuperSilika in local heat treatment of welded pipeline and high pressure tank joints has proven the high insulation efficiency. For all types of heat treatment including stabilising annealing and austenitisation, the heat-insulating properties of SuperSilika keep it efficient for over 20 thermal cycles involving heating to 1200°С.

SuperSilika material was used for construction of the Blue Stream gas pipeline on the bottom of the Black Sea between Russia and Turkey, and oil refining plants in Perm, Ufa, Ukhta, Yaroslavl cities for heat treatment of the welded pipeline joints of different steel grades, as well as for production of package units with the maximum wall thickness of 150 mm.