Pittsburgh Corning Installs 10,000m of FOAMGLAS® on Edvard Grieg Platform

Pittsburgh Corning delivers more than 10,000m of FOAMGLAS® insulation for the insulation of piping and equipment on the topside module of the Edvard Grieg platform.

During April 2015, oil and gas company Lundin Norway’s Edvard Grieg platform’s topside module is being moved from the Kværner yard in Stord, Norway, to the Edvard Grieg field site, situated in the central North Sea, 180km outside the Norwegian coastline.
The construction of the Edvard Grieg platform is right on schedule and the first production is planned for the fourth quarter of 2015.

The front-end engineering and design contract (FEED) was awarded to Aker Solutions while the Norwegian company Kværner Stord AS took care of the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of the platform’s topside. The topside is a highly complex receiving and processing module that separates oil, gas and water. The oil will be sent to a terminal in Norway and gas exported to Scotland.

Lundin Norway and their contracting partners were uncompromisingly committed to the Norwegian offshore standard, NORSOK, for the insulation of their topside module. All types of equipment and approx. A total of 10,000m of piping was insulated with FOAMGLAS® cellular glass insulation. FOAMGLAS® was chosen as a direct protection against corrosion under insulation (CUI) and as part of passive fire protection solution.

FOAMGLAS® Insulation is the single most fire-resistant insulation material available today. Because it is made from pure glass and is 100% closed cell, it simply cannot burn nor wick flammable liquids. FOAMGLAS® insulation has a flame spread index of zero, a smoke development index of zero and is Euroclass A1 fire-safe.

For more information, please contact Pittsburgh Corning.

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