Cold water applications
Equipped with almost every mechanical and electronic system imaginable, modern ships are more technologically advanced than almost any hotel on land. These include huge cruise ships as well as FPSO (Floating Production Storage and Offloading Unit) vessels for offshore production, storage and loading of oil and natural gas. Kaimann insulation materials ensure that the temperature in cold water pipes for air conditioning, cooling systems and drinking water systems is kept within the defined range. With their insulating properties, they reliably prevent condensation and thus minimize the risk of corrosion under the insulation caused by condensation water. At the same time, pipe insulation also contributes to acoustic comfort. As a result, there is less noise from the neighboring cabin caused by water hissing when showering or washing hands - a major advantage on modern cruise ships, which can have up to 2,500 cabins.
Insulation materials have to meet particularly high requirements in a maritime environment: During an intercontinental crossing, they have to withstand both icy temperatures in Nordic waters and tropical environmental influences within a very short time without losing their insulating function. Furthermore, fire and personal protection are of great importance due to the sometimes limited possibilities and long delays in rescuing people. The UN International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea stipulates that insulation materials offering a very high level of fire safety should be preferred for technical insulation. They should also be free of halogens and PVC to avoid chlorine vapor poisoning during the fire.