Roxtec Acquires Sleev-It Fire Systems Ltd
Sleev-It acquisition enhances diverse line of Roxtec sealing products with a lightweight firestop for marine plastics pipe applications.
TULSA, Okla., March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Roxtec International AB, world leader in modular pipe and cable penetration sealing systems, has acquired Sleev-It Fire Systems Ltd of the United Kingdom. The acquisition of Sleev-It will enhance the Roxtec line of sealing products by providing shipyards a lightweight firestop for plastic pipes. Sleev-It marine penetration seals expand the already diverse product offerings of Roxtec for fire-sealing in A & B fire-rated sections. Sleev-It Fire Systems Ltd will continue to operate under its current name.
"Through the integration of Sleev-It, we have added light-weight fire penetration seals to our product portfolio," says Francesco Solzi, Marine Segment Manager of Roxtec. "We are able to offer fire collars and other solutions for plastic pipes to become more complete as a provider of sealing solutions. We can help shipyards with new builds as well as retrofit projects. Roxtec seals and fire collars cover the needs of the entire ship, from below the waterline up to the passengers' cabins."
When plastic pipe and cable systems penetrate 'A' and 'B' class divisions, each penetration needs to be protected in order to maintain the integrity of each division at the point of penetration. The SLEEV-IT marine penetration seal can be used to maintain integrity by sealing off the penetration in the division and filling the void left by the plastic pipes that have either burnt or melted away.
Designed for simplicity
Simplicity in design means that the SLEEV-IT marine penetration seals are an ideal substitute for more complex options when using plastic pipes in marine applications, or when steel or copper pipes are being replaced by plastic and/or multilayer alternatives. The easy installation of the SLEEV-IT marine penetration seal provides considerable retro-fit capabilities which benefit many ship yards and ship owners by offering a very cost efficient, time effective and clean process which minimizes disruptions either at sea, or in 'dry dock' when repairs are being carried out.
Only a single SLEEV-IT marine penetration seal is needed for each penetration, thereby reducing the quantity of product needed. Various size collars are produced to fit the actual penetration being protected. SLEEV-IT marine penetration seals can be fitted on either side of the deck or bulkhead (see diagram), thereby providing optimum flexibility of space and location. Among the many other benefits of SLEEVE-IT are: significantly reduced weight, reduction of labor costs due to easy installation, no need for costly insulation, plus reduced maintenance made possible because all SLEEV-IT marine penetration seals have a stainless steel casing or are powder coated to avoid damage from corrosion.
A few examples of ships where SLEEV-IT marine penetration seals have been installed are: Queen Elizabeth (Cunard)â€¨, Azura (P&O), â€¨Oasis of the Seas (RCCL)â€¨, Carnival Destiny (Carnival), â€¨Norwegian Dawn (NCL)
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About Roxtec and Multidiameter™
Swedish Roxtec Group is the world-leading provider of flexible modular-based cable and pipe seals. The company's invention for adaptability to cables and pipes of different sizes is called Multidia- meter™. The solution is based on sealing modules with removable rubber layers, which allows for a perfect sealing, regardless of the outside dimension of the cable or pipe. The technology simplifies design and engineering, speeds up the installation process and reduces the need for stock, material and logistics. It also provides built-in spare capacity for easy retrofit and future upgrades. Roxtec serves and supports customers in more than 70 markets through 18 subsidiaries and a network of distributors.
For more information, please visit www.roxtec.com.
Media Contact: Holly James of Roxtec, 281.546.9573, Holly.James@roxtec.com
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