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Subsea Thermal Insulation

  FMC's Novolastic™ Subsea Thermal Insulation is a thermal insulation and protective coating applied to components subjected to deepwater immersion.  Enabled by its easy cast-in-place application method, it can readily be applied to subsea trees, manifolds, PLET's, PLEM's, jumpers, and similar components on any remote site worldwide.  Novolastic superior thermal properties helps delay the onset of hydrate formation and wax deposition. 




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   Features and Benefits:
  • Excellent solution as a thermal insulation material for subsea production and separation equipment
  • Extends cool down periods through low thermal conductivity
  • Materials provide stable thermal performance over time and has a successful field track record for applications up to 300 degrees F (149 degrees C)
  • Silicone-based insulation compounded with hollow glass microspheres to reduce the density and thermal conductivity of the material
  • Superior tensile elongation properties (225%) as compared to standard syntactic foam (0.5%) to allow thermal or mechanical expansion/movement of piping (such as flowline U-jumpers) without cracking or breaking
  • Minimal volumetric thermal expansion
  • Rated to 10,000 ft (3,048 m) water depths
  • Low water absorption permits the material to maintain its thermal conductivity properties over time
  • Non-exothermic reaction during the curing process results in a quicker and more reliable application, cures at room temperature. 
  • Material is easy to apply (cast-in-place with molds); accommodates for very complex geometries
  • Available in white 
  • Short application durations provide significant time savings during manufacturing and fabrication phases, and protects critical project schedules
  • Easy to repair in case of late requirement changes
  • Equipment can be immersed in as little as 2 days after application to minimize impact to schedule.

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Novolastic has been rigorously qualified over the years and meets the standards of nearly every operator. 

Through extensive qualification testing, Novolastic complieswith the ISO 12736 standard (general and specific properties, aging, full-scale testing, application process and quality control). 

In addition, Novolastic was included in the SWIS JIP in2013 at 150 ºC (302 ºF) and maintained its physical integrity and thermal performance throughout ayear-long Simulated ServiceTest (SST).

Novolastic is also included in the second ongoing SWIS JIP at 180 ºC (356 ºF) with similar results expected in 2016.