PETROCHEM ALUZINC FOR CHEMICAL & PETROCHEMICAL

The most cost effective, safe, corrosion resistant metal jacketing for petrochemical insulation protection.

Back June 2000, to demonstrate that correctly specified Aluzinc based jacketing will withstand a typical hydrocarbon fire, tests were carried out under a controlled experiment at the independent Warrington Fire Research Centre in the UK.

Petrochem ZX® clad insulated pipes where tested alongside stucco aluminium sheet, aluminium foil, PVC and Butyl rubber cladding, a typical hydrocarbon fire does not reach the melting point of steel. Aluminium melts at 660°C...Petrochem is still intact beyond 1200°C.

It was found that aluminium cladding, foil cladding and PIB all melted within three minutes, PVC ignited within 30 seconds.

The Petrochem Aluzinc® protected pipes remained intact even after 30 minutes.

MATERIAL FACTS

  • 25 YEAR GUARANTEE for exterior use.
  • Excellent corrosion resistance even at high temperatures.
  • Enhanced stability due to excellent thermal and light reflectivity.
  • High degree of Fire Integrity.
  • Fully Weld able.
  • Fine substrate tolerance makes our Petrochem Aluzinc excellent for all types of component manufacture.

Applications...

  • Chemical and Petrochemical pipe jacketing.
  • Cladding for tanks and vessels.
  • Heating and ventilating pipe-work, flues etc.
  • Electrical and computer enclosures.
  • Domestic appliances – washing machines, tumble dryers, ovens, microwaves, boilers.
  • Gutters, Downpipes, Garage Doors, Roofing and Cladding Sheets.

 

 

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  • The hard surface coating offers high levels of abrasion resistance.
  • Supplied with ‘anti-finger print’ coating as standard.
  • Available as flat sheet, stucco finish or rolled to our shallow Petrochem ZX® profile and our deeper 10mm PetrochemClad® profile.
  • Available in two grades Petrochem Aluzinc with AZ185 coating and DX51 with AZ185 & AZ150 coating.
  • Attractive long lasting ‘Spangle finish’.
  • 100% recyclable.

Protective ‘Anti-fingerprint’ coating

  • Organic coating approximately 1 Micron thickness
  • Additional barrier against corrosion,
  • Creates ideal bonding and paint surface without pre-treatment
  • Works as a dry lubricant during mechanical forming.
  • Reduces pick-up on tooling.
  • Anti-static.
  • Creates temporary protective coating during transport and storage.