Fitted with every imaginable mechanical system, modern ships are more sophisticated in terms of their facilities than almost any hotel or production plant on land. This includes gigantic cruise liners as well as FPSO (floating production storage and offloading unit) ships for the offshore extraction, shelf life and loading of oil and gas. All kinds of energy services are in place, from space heating and air conditioning to comprehensive cooling systems.
Insulation materials in the maritime environment must meet particularly high demands. On intercontinental crossings, they need to cope with freezing temperatures in northern waters and then with tropical conditions within a short space of time, all without losing their insulating ability.
In addition, fire and personal safety issues are of vital importance due to the often limited options and long delays before help can arrive. The International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) stipulates that for the technical insulation of marine applications, preference should be given to insulation materials that have s2 classification, offering very high fire protection. They should also be free of halogens and PVC to prevent the release of toxic chlorine gas in fires.
Based on these diverse requirements, Kaimann has developed a system that is ideally suited for the shipbuilding industry and offshore installations. The result: Kaiflex HFplus s2 combined with Kaiflex HFplus Alu-NET SK.