ProFlex

ProFlex

Flexible passive fire protection system

ProFlex protects the main devices that control a plant with a flexible jacket fully designed and manufactured in Italy. The goal is reducing drastically the risks arising from fire and blow-up.

The safety of ProFlex comes from its structure: this product is indeed composed by pre-shaped pads with layers of mineral fibers wrapped into special technical fabrics finished with protective materials to ensure thermal insulation to high temperature of hydrocarbon flames as well as weather, chemicals and UV rays resistance. Heat-resistant straps, belts and stainless-steel washers, clasps and springs are used to make the structure airtight and prevent inflow of combustion products in case of fire.

Design

The realization of the ProFlex requires a detailed design and engineering phase.

To guarantee high efficiency and excellent product quality our engineers elaborate the parameters provided by the customer:

  •         Type of fire
  •         Fire resistance time
  •         Geometry and mass of the component to protected
  •         Exposed area
  •         Site condition

Prometheus engineers manage all data and carefully design each part of the product with advanced software realizing a device with high engineering content corresponds to customer requirements.

Composition

Our first class product is made of pre-shaped pads with layers of mineral fibers wrapped into special technical fabrics finished with protective skin to ensure thermal insulation to high temperature of hydrocarbon flames as well as weather, chemicals and UV rays resistance.

Heat-resistant straps, belts and stainless steel washers, clasps and springs are used to make the structure airtight and prevent inflow of combustion products in case of fire.

Being custom-shaped to the protected device, ProFlex is suitable for limited space and weight applications where fire protection systems are required to tightly match the equipment size and dimensions.

Customizable features

ProFlex fire protection systems can be entirely designed on specific customer requirements and modeled based on plant drawings (or after a site inspection, when needed).

Exit penetrations for position indicators, plug for electrical cables and pipes, adjustment levers for manually operated pumps, declutch devices, stems and hand-wheels. All those additional features can be supplied as recommended by API 2218 standards. Surface color can also be customized according to plant identification, policies and other accessories (i.e. heatproof grids to assist internal ventilation available upon request).

Certifications
Pool Fire 1100°C
Fire temperature resistance for at least 30 minutes, in accordance with UL 1709 and Hydrocarbon Fire Specifications
Jet Fire 1300 °C
Fire temperature resistance for at least 30 minutes, in accordance with OTI 95634 and ISO 22899-1 Specifications
Resistance to 2.9 barg
Blast generated overpressure
Application

Being custom-shaped to the protected device, ProFlex is suitable for limited space and weight applications where fire protection systems are required to tightly match the equipment size and dimensions. The application of these products is specific for:

  • Electrical and pneumatic valve actuators
  • Shutdown and regulation valves
  • Control panels
  • Pipe Work
  • Junction Box
  • Tanks
  • Control station
Installation friendly
No special tools are required for site plug-in. Electric and pneumatic cabling can be brought in using threaded casings laid down with reinforced thermal insulation. All fireproofing blankets are supplied with dedicated installation procedures for an easy and quick assembly on site while plant is still in operation.