Jotun have announced the launch of Jotachar JF750 XT, which represents a step change in passive fire protection for oil, gas and energy industry assets
Developed using unique, patent-pending technology to deliver reliable performance even when exposed to extreme environments, Jotachar JF750 XT delivers certified and proven all-climate performance.
The launch builds on five years of extensive internal and third-party testing, including real world exposure to a wide range of external environments including exposure at Jotun’s Svalbard test facility, the industry’s only Arctic testing station for coatings. Extreme climate testing has been extended to additional global test locations, including exposure to harsh desert and sub-tropical conditions at Jotun’s Middle East and Asian test facilities.
Highly flexible, yet combined with certified durability to latest NORSOK M501 (2022) and UL2431 test regimes (without the need for additional topcoat), Jotachar JF750 XT complies fully with the industry’s most stringent requirements.
Jotachar JF750 XT is third-party tested and certified to key industry fire and cryogenic spill protection standards, including listing to UL1709 in addition to Lloyds Register and DNV Type Approvals for pool fire, jet fire and cryogenic spill protection.
Andy Czainski, global category manager – Hydrocarbon Fire, Jotun Performance Coatings, commented, “Oil, gas and petrochemical companies are increasingly investing in facilities located or constructed in some of the world’s most challenging environments. They need to be confident that their assets will have certified protection in the event of fire or cryogenic spill in such harsh conditions. Jotachar JF750 XT’s proven all-climate performance means owners, engineers and fabricators can be confident that assets are protected, at any stage of their project, even during exposure to some of the most extreme conditions on the planet.”
Fast project completion with substantial efficiency improvements versus traditional materials are assured, as Jotachar JF750 XT features low installed thickness combined with the advantage of mesh free application.
With Jotun’s self-reinforced flexible binder technology, Jotachar JF750 XT provides assurance that any risk of damage during construction, lifting and commissioning, or throughout the asset’s life is minimised, even in the most challenging offshore and onshore conditions.
The Jotachar JF750 XT launch broadcast explains the benefits of the new coating when exposed to extreme environments. Jotun’s development scientists and specialists discuss the extensive research, development and testing behind the product, while exploring where and how you can use Jotachar JF750 XT to achieve certified asset protection, even when exposed to the most challenging environments. See the video here.