PETROCHEM ALUZINC FOR CHEMICAL & PETROCHEMICAL

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

Back in June 2000, to demonstrate that Petrochem Aluzinc metal jacketing fitted to the correct specification 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 Aluzinc 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 pipework insulation jacketing.
  • Cladding for tanks and vessels.
  • Heating and ventilating pipework, flues, ductwork 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.