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General Method Statement for Insulation Protection Applications Rev 3.

2 Fiba Tech Industries, Willmotts Business Park, Waterlip, Nr. Cranmore, Somerset. UK. 0044 (0)1749 881920

Nov 2009

General Working Method Statement For the Application of FibaRoll and FibaGel Products

Insulation Protection From

www.fti-group.co.uk

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General Method Statement for Insulation Protection Applications Rev 3.2 Fiba Tech Industries, Willmotts Business Park, Waterlip, Nr. Cranmore, Somerset. UK. 0044 (0)1749 881920

Nov 2009

Contents 1. Material case and FibaRoll / FibaGel product overview 2. FibaRoll and FibaGel Products including storage conditions & shelf life. 3. Surface Preparation Procedures, recommended tools and the cutting environment 4 . Application methods and schedule 5. Terminations and expansion joints 6. Service temperature, design and curing. 7. Application conditions 8. Health, safety and the environment 9. Application integrity testing, quality systems, trouble shooting and repair. 10. Product Data sheets

1. Material Case & FibaRoll and FibaGel product overview


The improved physical protection and weather proofing of insulation materials is necessary to improve the life of the insulation system and to minimize the risk from corrosion under insulation (CUI). Existing methods and materials suffer greatly from physical damage both during installation and during service allowing moisture ingress at seams and terminations. Once the insulation becomes wet corrosion will cause CUI leading to frequent maintenance, increased downtime and environmental damage. FibaRoll has been used as an alternative for metal jacketing and mastics to protect insulation material from water and corrosive liquids and thus minimizing the chances of corrosion under insulation. The features that make it suitable for this application are that it is mechanically strong, seamless, waterproof, flexible, can be coloured, excellent chemical resistance and fire retardant. FibaRoll is technically known as a fully composed pre-preg and when cured is a glass re-inforced plastic composite also known as GRP. In its uncured state FibaRoll is a soft, malleable, sheet material. It is supplied between two barrier films and when the bottom surface is stripped it reveals a tacky surface that readily sticks to a wide
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variety of surfaces. The top film is kept on (unless spiral wrapping) whilst the material fully cures to give a hard, abrasion resistant/smooth and tough finish. FibaRoll is supplied with the top surface outermost on the roll and should not be applied back to front as there is a protective veil near the top surface, which aids chemical resistance and weathering.

FibaRoll in wooden stillages. 20 Rolls per stillage. Stillages can be triple stacked.

FibaRoll in boxs. Note the cardboard supports keeping the roll from being damaged. 25 rolls per pallet.

FibaRoll. This roll has been removed from its open ended bag. Note that you can see the top surface; the other side goes down onto the substrate surface.

FibaRoll is supplied on rolls wrapped in a black UV blocking bag to exclude any light. The roll core is supported at each end to prevent flat spots developing during storage. The storage bags are double ended allowing removal from either end. FibaRoll can be cut using a modelling knife or scissors however please remember to keep the cut pieces out of daylight prior to application. A typical construction of FibaRoll is shown below. The veil is of chemical resistant glass and ensures excellent weathering and performance in immersion conditions.

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The barrier films help to reduce styrene vapour escaping, helping to ensure a safe and acceptable working environment. Weathering and UV performance is good for all products with an expected resin weight loss of 1-2% over 10 years. The construction of FibaRoll includes a non-woven glass tissue on the top surface, which provides excellent weathering performance and chemical resistance. In addition the construction lends itself to being re-coated with a resin system which may be necessary after 10-15 years giving the system a life span well over 25 years. FibaGel is supplied in 2.5 kgs cans and is essentially the same base resin used in FibaRoll. These resins are used as primers, fillers or as coatings.

2. Recommended FibaRoll and FibaGel products for insulation protection applications FibaRoll FR M1 Fire Retardant Low Smoke
FibaRoll FR M1 has been developed to have good fire and smoke performance and has been independently tested for fire to Class 1 BS476 part 7 (Warrington Fire Research, UK) M1 NFP92-501 Epiradiateur Test and to Class 1 ASTM E84 (Omega Point labs, USA). FibaRoll FR has also been tested and passed the International Maritime Organisations fire and smoke test and has therefore been accepted by Lloyds for use at sea (Warrington Fire Research). This grade combines fire performance with good chemical resistance and excellent mechanical properties. This product has been used to protect insulation on vessels, vessel tops, pipelines and a wide variety of applications within refineries and chemical plants. FibaRoll FR M1 has a maximum operating temperature of 100C with peaks up to 160C. Please refer to specific data sheets for full information on the physical properties of each grade. All physical and chemical resistance properties quoted in the data sheets refer to fully cured FibaRoll products. FibaRoll requires Ultra Violet (UV) light (wavelength 360 420 nm) to cure. For applications where natural daylight is very low or non-existent a suitable artificial light source (contact us for details) is required to cure the material. Both FibaRoll and FibaGel products have a standard colour range of natural, white and grey however other colours are available but there are minimum order requirements, please contact us for details. Shelf life FibaRoll FR M1 - 6 months from date of manufacture.
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FibaRoll is available in three standard thickness 1000 microns, 1500 microns and 2000 microns. FibaGel Material and Grades FibaGel can be used as a primer to improve adhesion to steel terminations. FibaGel has two curing mechanisms namely by UV light as per the FibaRoll or cold cure (CC) method, which uses the addition of a catalyst which gives a chemical reaction cure. The FibaGel UV is cured as per the FibaRoll by ultra violet light and subsequently the cure time is light dependent. On a sunny day the cure times for thin applications can be as little as 10 minutes. The cold cure (CC) uses the addition of a catalyst that must be mixed into the gel resin and this gives a cure time of 30-45 minutes dependent on temperature. All grades are also available in a standard viscosity or a low viscosity (LV) version that can be brush / roller applied.

FibaGel FR UV or CC (Cold Cure)


This is our standard viscosity, light curing or chemical curing, priming and filler material manufactured from a complimentary resin system as FibaRoll. This material can painted on, rollered on or trowelled into place. This is used when the substrate profile is coarser, for example concrete or corroded pipe work. This is supplied in 2.5 kgs can and the FibaGel UV is light sensitive therefore when not in use replace the lid. The FibaGel CC grade requires the addition of a supplied catalyst and this must be fully stirred in. Shelf life - FibaGel FR UV - 6 months from date of manufacture.

FibaGel FR Low Viscosity (LV) UV or CC (Chemical Cure)


This is a low viscosity, light curing or chemical curing, priming and coating material manufactured from a complimentary resin system to FibaRoll. This material can be painted into place. This is supplied in 2.5 kgs can and the FibaGel UV LV is light sensitive therefore when not in use replace the lid. The FibaGel CC LV grade requires the addition of a supplied catalyst and this must be fully stirred in. FibaRoll and FibaGel products can be over-painted. Once they have fully cured lightly abrade and apply a coating. Shelf life - FibaGel FR LV - 6 months from date of manufacture.

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Storage conditions FibaRoll and FibaGel products should be stored inside in cool dry and well ventilated conditions away from direct sunlight with temperatures not greater than 25 oC in its original packaging. FibaRoll must be supported at all times and kept horizontal at all times. For extended over-seas container travel were the expected temperatures are likely to be above 35-40 oC for long periods we would recommend a refrigerated container. 3.0 Surface preparation procedures New insulation materials by their nature require no preparation however the common forms of insulation materials like foamglass, mineral wool or PUR / PIR can be supplied with a foil face lining material. This is obligatory on vertical surfaces such as tank walls and a beneficial addition on pipework. Foil faced materials aid FibaRoll applications because the foil linings can be cleaned of dust and debris easily and this will help adhesion strengths. The foil linings also assist with the adjustment of uncured FibaRoll during application as you can peel back the FibaRoll without reducing its tack / stickiness greatly. All insulation materials must be closely inspected prior to the application for damage, areas of dampness and particularly with mineral wool areas of low density. With mineral wool we would prefer to utilise densities above 125 kgm3 as these densities provide a firmer substrate to wrap onto. As FibaRoll is a soft mouldable sheet material it is worth noting that it will take the shape of the substrate being applied onto.

Required Tools Cutting environment


Some sharp, modeling style knives (Stanley type) This will ensure clean cut edges. Some clean soft cloths This will aid smoothing the FibaRoll down, as it is applied, to ensure that air is excluded and that the FibaRoll is tight to the substrate. Some flat seam rollers These are commonly used in wall papering and are important as all seams need to be firmly rollered down. Some good scissors These can be used for detail work when cutting templates and FibaRoll etc. Disposable gloves These will help to prevent youre hands getting sticky and will also help keep application work clean. A metal ruler preferably a one metre one, a metal set square to ensure 90o angles and a set of dividers for circular shapes i.e. end caps etc.
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Some applications may require a metal halide lamp plus protective glasses. The best areas in which to cut FibaRoll should be well ventilated and well lit with a non UV containing light source (household light bulbs and fluorescent tubes are OK). A steel topped table is highly recommended with a FibaRoll stand at one end so that the material can be run out easily whilst being suspended and cut to length. We recommend that the material is run out with the yellow film uppermost. This will help reduce the incidence of wrinkles and laminations. When cut, Fibaroll should be either

A good example of a cutting room, note the extraction, the fluorescent strip lighting, metal topped table and the supported FibaRoll roll.

carried flat to the application area or rolled onto a round core (as supplied).This will ensure that there are as few creases or folds in the material as possible. The material should be protected from any UV light sources until just prior to application and the open ended black bags supplied are useful in this.

4.0 Application methods and schedule a) Straight Lengths


There are two standard jointing methods for a cigarette wrap. The joints can be overlapped or, as described below, use a 100 mm strip and butt together the joining strips on top. The application starts at either 2 to 3 oclock on the pipe / ducting and continues underneath the pipe / ducting stripping the bottom film as the application progresses. Air can be smoothed out by using a cloth to smooth the FibaRoll onto the surface, just as in hanging wallpaper. The top film is kept in place apart from the area of the overlap. The horizontal overlap points downwards so that water does not run into the joint. Hand pressure with a cloth or a hand roller must be used to consolidate the material at the overlap. The vertical overlap to the next sheet is achieved by first peeling back the top film from the area of the overlap only with knife or scissors. Then the new sheet is applied over the revealed area, the peeled film is brought back over the joint and
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pressure is applied to the joint by using a roller. It is sensible to stagger the horizontal joints where possible. FibaGel may be required to seal any joints, which do not look watertight. The top film is removed only when curing has completed.

Straight section showing an overlap joint

Overlap joint (minimum 50 mm) Pipe

Note the staggered horizontal joints

Joint using a 100 mm strip of FibaRoll below a Butt joint

Pipe

Underlap strip joint (minimum width 100 mm); this is also overlapped onto itself.

Note the staggered horizontal joints

The underlap strip is placed at appropriate distances along the pipe so that the sheets of FibaRoll meet on top of the strips and are butted together. The underlap strips are overlapped themselves and the top film removed. The strongest FibaRoll joint is wet FibaRoll onto wet FibaRoll. If a strip cures and the top film was removed then this rough surface is an adequate surface to apply more FibaRoll onto with further surface preparation. Each joint and seam must be rolled down to ensure that it is closed.
An example of an underlap strip with a butt joint on top An example of an overlap joint

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b) Bends/Elbows
The two preferred methods are to cut a lobster back or strips. The application is started at the lowest point of the bend. Cut strips of FibaRoll are applied to the insulated pipe where the lobster back pieces are to be joined. The top film is stripped from these strips and the lobster back pieces are applied directly onto them using hand pressure. The lobster back pieces are butt joined together and the seams smoothed with a cloth or a hand roller. After application, FibaGel should be used if required to seal any joints.

Elbows

Circumference of pipe plus 15mm

Lobster back or Strips

Typical cut pieces to create an elbow joint with some of the required tools

The strips of FibaRoll that go beneath the lobster back pieces. Note that the top film has been stripped.

An elbow showing two lobster back pieces attached.

c) Tees
First, cut two strips to go below the seams at the collar area to cover the junction between the two pipes. This should be at least 30mm wide and cut in two allowing for a vertical overlap. Page 9 of 30
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Apply these strips as shown below and remove the top film. Remove the top film from the collar. Cut the pipe sections as illustrated to cover the pipes and overlap the collar by at least 50mm if possible. After application use FibaGel to seal any joints if necessary.

d) Reducers

Overlaps pointing downwards

In most cases, it will be necessary to cut strips wider at one end than the other to follow the dimensions of the reducer although it can be possible to cut a cone shape. overlap each other for 20mm at the underside of the pipe. Inspect carefully and apply FibaGel to any areas not completely closed. Note: Where there are small pipes, instruments or trace heating lines etc, entering/protruding from the insulation system this treatment may be cumbersome in which case a combination of FibaGel and small strips of FibaRoll will work better.

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General Method Statement for Insulation Protection Applications Rev 3.2 Fiba Tech Industries, Willmotts Business Park, Waterlip, Nr. Cranmore, Somerset. UK. 0044 (0)1749 881920

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f) Insulation protection for storage vessels and tanks


The protection of insulation materials for large vessels and tanks requires a slightly different application technique. With this method sheets of FibaRoll are joined together to make a seamless protective covering. We have two basic joining seams; overlap jointing and a FibaRoll strip below two FibaRoll sheets butt jointed on top. Example of butt jointed FibaRoll sheets on top of 100 mm under-lap strips. A measured a cut strip of 100 mm wide FibaRoll is applied to the insulation substrate in a position where the seam is going to be, and the top film is stripped off. Before the FibaRoll strip has cured a sheet of FibaRoll is applied onto the insulation ensuring that 50 mm of the edge is on our already applied strip. The next FibaRoll sheet is applied next to the first also ensuring that the two sheet edges butt together on top of or strip. This seam area must be rollered down or smoothed with a clean cloth to make sure the seam is closed and weather tight.

Not to Scale
100 mm strip of FibaRoll below two butt jointed sheets of FibaRoll Two sheets of FibaRoll butt jointed together

100 mm

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Before Repair

After Repair

Repairing Procedure for wrinkle occurred from roll and application If the above wrinkle is left without repair, mold may occur in the wrinkle.air After r 1. Cut the film of wrinkle by knife or by careful sanding with an appropriate grade of sand paper 2. Remove the dust and apply the Fibagel by spatula, smoothing and filling as you go. 3. Cure the gel

Examples of overlap Jointing


Overlap jointing is where the edge of an applied sheet is overlapped by a recommended minimum of 50 mm of FibaRoll. We further recommend that the overlap material is overlapped onto uncured FibaRoll. To perform this method it is necessary to peel back the top film to create a FibaRoll / FibaRoll bond. The top film can be brought back over and this seam rollered down as per the diagram below. Vertical overlap joint
Note exploded joint with water shed configuration Note that the top film of the bottom layer is peeled back to allow the FibaRoll to be rollered onto Fibaroll not the barrier film. The top film will be clear not red / black as indicated in this picture.

It may be necessary to use some sellotape to hold the top film in place while the FibaRoll is curing as strong winds can get under the film and strip it before full curing
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has taken place. Please be aware that a double layer of FibaRoll will require longer to fully cure.

Horizontal overlap joint


Minimum 50 mm overlap

Minimum 50mm overlap Vertical overlap joint


Note exploded joint with water shed configuration

To achieve these water shed vertical joints, care must be taken to plan the application. It will be necessary to start at the bottom of the tank wall and work upwards. Any seam that does not pass a visual inspection can be sealed with FibaGel UV. On rounded surfaces like the dome tops of tanks the jointing methods are the same although the shapes are obviously different. Care must be taken with curved cut pieces of FibaRoll that the joints are a minimum 50 mm to ensure a strong, sealed joint. Typical complete curing times in good daylight for FibaRoll is 1-3 hours however curing times can vary depending on the light levels, material thickness and should be assessed during the day (see application conditions). If required, seams can be further sealed with an application of FibaGel. The top film should be removed only when the FibaRoll is fully cured. In practice the top film should not be removed for at least 6 hours of daylight after application. FibaRoll and FibaGel products can be over-painted. Once they have fully cured lightly abrade and apply a coating.

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Application Schedule
a. Insulation preparation including full inspection for damage, damp and low density areas. b. FibaRoll wrap or sheet application wrapping with a little tension or smoothing down with a cloth or roller and the FibaRoll seam rollered down. c. FibaRoll curing period. d. Inspection of the application with a FibaGel application onto the seams and areas of termination if required.

FibaRoll covering an anchor bolt box and terminating onto concrete utilising FibaGel as a primer

FibaRoll terminating onto an import pipe on a storage tank roof.

FibaRoll terminating and closing around a product pipe on the roof of a storage tank.

5.0 Terminations, expansion joints and cladding support


Terminations from the insulation are very important. A poor termination can let the rain / moisture into an insulation system and potentially cause serious damage. However where movement is expected within the insulation system during operation (thermal expansion and contraction) or during commissioning, then a flexible termination must be used. All cladding systems require support and FibaRoll is no different. We have includes a couple of techniques within our technical drawings. Wherever possible we recommend that this issue is discussed at the design stages of the equipment so that engineering solutions such a stiffener rings and support bars are included.

Terminations where movement is not expected.


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An example of a termination on a steel pipe coming through insulation. The first piece of FibaRoll is bonded to the steel (newly painted piping must be lightly abraded first prior to a FibaGel primer application). This is circumferentially wrapped and overlapped onto itself to fully close the seam.

A second pieces / piecess of FibaRoll are then applied onto the first piece.

A third piece is circumfrencially wrapped and bonded onto the steel pipe thus closing the seam giving a very strong termination.

If FibaRoll is required to terminate onto concrete from an insulation system (i.e. the concrete plinths at the base of storage tanks) then the concrete must have a moisture content of a less than 5%, have the correct surface preparation (i.e. needle gun or similar to remove the fines and laitance at the surface) and then a primer coat of FibaGel. Annular ring movement must be accommodated due to tank filling and emptying therefore we recommend that the Fibaroll is bonded well to the insulated tanks wall and to the vertical or sloping face of the tank plinth. The free area of the horizontal surface should allow for any movement and reduce any stress areas.

For terminations where there is expected movement there is a drawing 1) that shows the termination techniques for good access and where access is restricted.

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1) Terminations where movement within the system and cladding is expected.

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2) CUI insulation for vertical equipment that allows for movements within the insulation system.

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3a) Cladding support technique.

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3b) Insulation and cladding support

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Expansion joints Examples of a FibaRoll expansion and contraction joints on both hot and cold insulation systems.

a) Hot service piping Class H standard insulation expansion joint, single layer horizontal pipe work (see attached technical drawing). Expansion joint location should preferably be spaced dependant of expected movement as well as either side of any fixed points. b) Hot service piping Class H standard insulation expansion joint, single layer vertical pipe work (see attached technical drawing). Expansion joint location should preferably be spaced dependant of expected movement as well as either side of any fixed points. c) Cold service piping Class C standard insulation contraction joint, single layer horizontal (see attached technical drawing). Expansion joint location should preferably be spaced dependant of expected movement as well as either side of any fixed points. d) Cold service piping Class C standard insulation contraction joint, multi layer horizontal (see attached technical drawing). Expansion joint location should preferably be spaced dependant of expected movement as well as either side of any fixed points.

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a)

Hot service piping Class H standard insulation expansion joint, single layer horizontal pipe work.

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b)

Hot service piping Class H standard insulation expansion joint, single layer vertical pipe work

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c)

Cold service piping Class C standard insulation contraction joint, single layer horizontal

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d) Cold service piping Class C standard insulation

contraction joint, multi layer horizontal

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6.0 Service temperature, design and curing


Insulation systems can be split between hot and cold service temperatures and each area holds its own challenges and demands. With all insulation systems one must consider the vapour barrier issues and moisture penetrating through the cladding material and affecting the efficiency of the insulation design. Mastic and scrim designs are difficult to apply and are easily damaged both during installation and service. Aluminum foil vapour barriers especially PAP foil (polyester / Al / polyester film) are easy to apply and with the PAP foil option, are tough and difficult to pierce. The chosen cladding system, like FibaRoll must be tough and flexible to withstand mechanical damage i.e. foot traffic that could damage both the cladding and the vapour barrier. With both hot and cold systems the potential for water ingress at terminations can be especially high. With this in mind some clients prefer to have at the strategic points within the insulation system some drain holes that allow any water or vapour to exit. FibaRoll should be cured at the earliest opportunity to ensure that in the period between application and curing, the environmental conditions do not change significantly. This also applies to indoor applications where the uses of UV lamps are required. The best advice is to apply and cure as soon as possible. We have a number of cure options that should suit most light environments, please contact us for advice.

7.0 Application Conditions


The weather should be dry with the ambient temperature ideally 5 oC above the dew point and the substrate 3oC above. Light levels have to be assessed and if judged to be too low then appropriate lamps must be used, please contact FTi for full details. FibaRoll and FibaGel materials can not be applied in wet conditions as the moisture affects the curing mechanisms. In dry conditions FibaRoll can be applied up to 65 oC and down to 15 oC however any applications in extremes of conditions should be discussed with FTi. To assess cure times vs light levels there is a simple daily test that can give a good indication of curing times in prevailing light levels. A small sample patch is taken and cut in two; these pieces are stuck together as you would an overlap joint to create a double thickness of FibaRoll. This test piece is placed in an area that has the poorest
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light levels (using clear sellotape/scotch tape) and at suitable time intervals (30 minutes), checked by attempting to scratch the inside surface with a fingernail. When you can no longer scratch the surface of the material it is fully cured. This is your cure time for an overlap joint in an area of the least available UV light in those prevailing light conditions. To provide a safety margin it is recommended to expose the system to double the minimum cure time achieved in this test procedure. Any areas that are in shadow, for example the bottom of a pipe in a trench, often require the use of some reflective material such as aluminum baking foil to reflect the light (natural or otherwise) into these areas. Where light levels are assessed to be high and the material is curing too fast then temporary shading is required. Training requirements To ensure confidence in FibaRoll applications we require that only trained personnel who are on our FibaRoll trained applicator register can apply FibaRoll and FibaGel products. Training plus applicator exams can be arranged by contacting FTi.

8.0 Health, Safety and the Environment.


Both FibaRoll and FibaGel contain Styrene and this is the chemical that one can smell when dealing with these materials. The emissions measured from FTis materials are well within the prescribed OEL levels. However some people find the smell unpleasant and in confined spaces or areas with little air circulation it is necessary that extraction be used and that there is a free flow of fresh air. In confined spaces we further recommend that concentrations of styrene are monitored. Both FibaGel and FibaRoll materials are sticky and applicators are advised to wear gloves when handling. Any waste materials should be cured off fully and this then becomes inert and can be disposed of as non-hazardous materials. When using lamps as a curing tool it is necessary to use appropriate protective glasses to reduce glare.

9.0 Application integrity testing, quality, trouble shooting and repair.


If you find that the tackiness of the FibaRoll is reduced or the sheet begins to stiffen then the sheet has been exposed to UV light and extra light protection is required. Whitening of the FibaRoll indicates that some form of inhibition of the curing mechanism has taken place. This may be due to the top film being stripped too soon or high levels of moisture present due to wet conditions or high humidity. Unless extreme this whitening does not effect the physical properties unduly, however it can be unsightly and should be avoided by keeping the top film on until fully cured or the
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atmospheric conditions improve. We recommend that FibaRoll is cured as soon as possible after application to reduce the incidence of whitening. Please refer to our method supplement when using Metal Halide curing lamps. If an area is required to be opened for inspection purposes FibaRoll can be entered by drilling a hole (either power or hand tool) and using snips to create a larger opening. This opening can be re-sealed by abrading at least 50mm around the hole, removing the dust and applying a FibaRoll patch. The same technique can be used to repair damaged areas. Fully cured FibaRoll should have the top film removed as this film can, if left in a UV environment become friable and difficult to peel. Although this is not a technical issue it can look unsightly. As a registered BS EN ISO 9001 : 2000 (cert. No. 21354) company we have full trace-ability and would strongly recommend that on all applications the batch numbers and product codes should be noted down to comply with your quality systems. FibaRoll repair and refurbishment: It is likely that some degradation may occur sometime after 10 years and can be refurbished easily with a further FibaGel coat during normal maintenance. Contact points for Technical Advice. At the Head Office and Factory: FTi Ltd., Willmotts Business Park, Waterlip, Nr. Cranmore, Somerset, BA4 4RN, England. Tel.No: +44 (0)1749 881920 ; Fax.No: +44 (0)1749 880843 Neil Smallwood, Managing Director email: nsmallwood@fti-group.co.uk mobile +44 (0)7775 895854 Neil Holdsworth, Technical Support Director email: nholdsworth@fti-group.co.uk mobile +44 (0)7985 989472 David Chalk, Senior Technical Service Representative email: dchalk@fti-group.co.uk At the Northern Office in Co. Durham, England Tel/Fax No: +44 (0)191 492 1607 Tony Taylor, Technical Sales director email: ataylor@fti-group.co.uk ; mobile +44 (0)7957 873483

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General Method Statement for Insulation Protection Applications Rev 3.2 Fiba Tech Industries, Willmotts Business Park, Waterlip, Nr. Cranmore, Somerset. UK. 0044 (0)1749 881920

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Technical Data Sheet Polyester Fire Retardant Low Smoke: FIBAROLL FR M1


Product Description: based upon an Isophthalic Polyester Resin reinforced with chopped glass fibers and surfacing tissue. The product is delivered in thickness of between 1mm and 2mm on rolls 600mm or 1000mm wide by 10m long and narrower slit reels to suit. The product cures with U/V light in the wavelength 365 420nm at temperatures between 15 and +70C This system has been developed for its fire performance, M1 NFP92-501 Epiradiateur Test, BS476 Part 7 Class 1, ASTM E84 class 1 and its low smoke evolution on burning with no harmful gas levels as defined by the International Maritime Organization Resolution MSC 61 (67) 1996. Test carried out by Warrington Fire Research and Intertek Group (Texas). Recommended Use: Protecting insulation and other materials from water ingress utilizing a material, which is fire retardant and has low and non-toxic smoke emissions. FibaRoll can be used as a sheet cut from the roll, slit reels applied as a spiral wrap or used as a moulding material for valve boxes, end caps etc. Colours: Our standards are natural, off white, and grey however bespoke RAL colours are available. Delivered on rolls 600 or 1000 mm x 10m or as slit reels for spiral wrapping - sizes dependant on application. Thickness: 1.0 - 2.0 mm Shelf Life: 6 months from date of manufacture The shelf life can be extended upon inspection by FTi personnel for a 3 month period on a batch by batch basis and can be further extended at the discretion of FTI.

For technical advice and sales please contact: FTi Head Office: FTi Ltd Wilmotts Business Park Waterlip Somerset BA4 4RN, UK Tel: +44 (0) 1749 881920 Fax: +44 (0) 1749 880843

e mail: support@fti-group.co.uk

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General Method Statement for Insulation Protection Applications Rev 3.2 Fiba Tech Industries, Willmotts Business Park, Waterlip, Nr. Cranmore, Somerset. UK. 0044 (0)1749 881920

Nov 2009

Grade: FibaRoll FR M1
Technical Data for laminate based on 500g/sq.m. glass fibre

Typical Physical Properties Tensile Strength Tensile Elongation at Break Flexural Strength Flexural Elongation at Break Compressive Strength Compressive Modulus Impact Resistance (Izod) Barcol Hardness Water Vapour Permeability Max Service/Operating Temp Heat Distortion Temp Flame Spread ASTM E84 NFP 92-501 Epiradiateur Test

Units MPa % MPa % MPa GPa KJ/M Barcol g/(m.h.mmHg) Deg C Deg C index index

Value 62 1 145 3.4 161 17.2 72 65 0.012 100 >255 15 M1

Method ASTM D3039 ASTM D3039 ASTM D790-03 ASTM D790-03 ASTM D695 ASTM D695 ASTM D256-06 ASTM D2583 ASTM E96:2000 ASTM D648 ASTM E84 NFP 92-501

All data are average values as per standard test methods. FibaRoll is not hazardous for transport

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Nov 2009

Technical Specification Data: FibaGel FR


Product description: an Isophthalic Polyester Resin system modified to give good levels of fire retardancy. Available in standard and low viscosity and UV or peroxide curing. FibaGel is designed to assist in achieving good adhesion at terminations and as a touch up for any minor damage to FibaRoll during application. Standard Colours : Natural (Opaque), White, Grey (RAL7040) and most other RAL colours are available. Delivered in cans of 2.5kg Typical Physical Properties Elongation at break Density Hardness Water absorption Adhesion to steel Styrene emission Max. operating temp. Chemical resistance : Units Value Method % 2.5 ASTM D3039 kg / m2 1.3/1.7 Note LV/Std Barcol 61 ASTM D2583 % 0.36 ASTM D570 MPa >10** ASTM D5179 PPM 4 DegC 100 Good Chem.Res.Chart

Coverage rate depending upon substrate ie low for concrete/high for new steel Low viscosity 3-5sqm/kg Standard viscosity 1-3sqm/kg Shelf Life: 6 months from date of manufacture. The shelf life can be extended upon inspection by FTi personnel for a 3 month period on a batch by batch basis and can be further extended at the discretion of FTI.
For technical advice and sales please contact: FTi Head Office: FTi Ltd Wilmotts Business Park Waterlip Somerset BA4 4RN UK Tel: +44 (0) 1749 881920 Fax: +44 (0) 1749 880843 email: support@fti-group.co.uk

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