Trelleborgâ€™s offshore operation signed a framework agreement with Statoil for the delivery of passive fire protection solutions for use on flanges and bolts.
Under the framework, Trelleborg will supply FireNut, a protection system for flanges and bolts used to extend service life in the event of a fire. The FireNut system simplifies installation, inspection and maintenance of flanges and is manufactured from Trelleborgâ€™s unique rubber with FireStop technology. The products will be manufactured at Trelleborg’s facility in Krokstadelva, Norway.
â€œWe have a long history of working together with Statoil, and we believe they have seen firsthand that our products and solutions can increase efficiency and reduce costs,â€ JÃ¸rgen Sletten, business group director for Trelleborgâ€™s offshore operation in Norway commented. â€œThis framework will lay the foundation for FireNut to become a preferred bolt protection solution on all Statoil offshore installations in operation.â€
FireNut prevents damage to bolt threads and reduces elongation of bolts even after direct impact from a jet fire at 1,300Â°C/ 2,372Â°F. The rigid and tough design of the product means that it has extremely good resistance to mechanical damage and can be tailor made to accommodate almost any bolt size.