Insultech has successfully obtained SOLAS approval for several thermal insulation products utilized in marine power and propulsion system applications.
SOLAS, which is an acronym for the International Marine Organization’s International Convention on Safety of Life At Sea, is an international treaty concerning the safety of merchant ships. The convention includes technical standards for ship construction, as well machinery and electrical installations. The requirements are designed to ensure that services which are essential for the safety of the ship, passengers and crew are maintained under various emergency conditions. It also includes stringent fire protection, detection and suppression requirements.
Insultech’s SOLAS approved insulation product portfolio includes soft wrap and sheet metal insulation solutions for the C280 marine power reciprocating engine class from Caterpillar, including the new C280-12. In addition, Insultech offers SOLAS approved insulation kits for LM2500 aeroderivative, marine gas turbine from GE Energy.
“We are excited to expand our share in the marine insulation market”, remarked Tom Bercaw, Insultech’s President. “By enhancing our capabilities to support SOLAS testing and documentation requirements, we are now able to provide our clients an unprecedented level of flexibility and service.”