SSTB 2013: Dow Corning to introduce subsea wet insulation system

A new engineered thermal insulation solution is being introduced by Dow Corning Corp. at Subsea Tieback which will help operators of subsea oil and gas facilities meet their flow assurance needs.

Dow Corning XTI-1003 RTV Silicone Rubber Insulation
Dow Corning XTI-1003 RTV Silicone Rubber Insulation

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SAN ANTONIO– A new engineered thermal insulation solution is being introduced by Dow Corning Corp. at Subsea Tieback which will help operators of subsea oil and gas facilities meet their flow assurance needs. Formulated with in-depth silicone expertise, application experience and industry collaboration, the subsea wet insulation system employs a solid silicone system, unlike syntactic foams or silicone resins that contain glass microspheres.

Developed specifically for insulating high-pressure/high-temperature (HP/HT) equipment used in deepwater production infrastructure and tiebacks, new Dow Corning XTI-1003 RTV Silicone Rubber Insulation potentially offers several advantages. Extensive and ongoing tests to meet producer specifications and applicator requirements indicate improvements such as: simplicity for lower risk; application ease; increased joint strength; excellent flexibility; thermal stability; and anticipated gains in field performance, reliability and service life.

Based on a room-temperature-curing (RTV) liquid silicone rubber (LSR) elastomer, the Dow Corning XTI-1003 RTV Silicone Rubber Insulation formulation is easy to mix and apply. It cures to a durable, flexible translucent rubber without potentially harmful by-products. To learn more about new Dow Corning XTI-1003 RTV Silicone Rubber Insulation, visit booth 957.

3/06/2013

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