REFINERY PROTECTION APPLICATIONS
OIL RIG SAFETY
HIGH PRESSURE APPLICATIONS
HIGH TEMPERATURE APPLICATIONS
Blastac® Blast Curtain Solutions
Blastac SB Series are the no.1 blast curtains in the oil and gas industry. These blast curtains and blast blankets are engineered specifically for high-pressure testing safety for blast protection on gas and oil rigs. With up to hundreds of hours lost to testing every year, the SB72FM Series is designed to reduce the time that rig operations are shut down.
Every two to three weeks, all offshore rigs are required to perform BOP/ C & K Manifold pressure tests. As a result, high-pressure testing requires rig floor operations to shut down which is costly for rig contractors and operators. (Reference API standard 53 – Blowout prevention for Drilling Wells).
BlastTac is the only truly non-flammable fabric available which has been approved by the oil & gas industry for hazardous area installation at onshore and offshore locations. Our solutions provide fire and blast protection, acoustic protection, and perform as an arc flash barrier making them truly versatile.
High pressure testing blast protection
The SB Series is effective against both deformable and non-deformable threats, which are more prevalent and lethal than bullets. In addition, SB Series blast curtains and blast blankets are UL752 tested to levels 1, 2, 2+, 3 and 3+. Because the SB Series is able to survive ballistics you can be assured that our blast curtains can capture high speed frag and with our FireMax feature our blast curtains can protect against fire and thermal threats.
BlastTac blast curtains and blast blankets are lightweight, durable, and the SB Series is equipped to provide reliable ballistic protection against high-pressure projectiles, blasts, fragments and fire.
Independent Assessment and Verification
An independent assessment was also performed by DNV GL to confirm that the SB Series is equipped to provide oil rig blast containment.
3rd party verification, assessment and certification by Lloyds register. ExxonMobil, through their engineering partner Aker Solutions, completed the Lloyds certification process for the entire Blastac and JBS pressure test blast curtain solution.
We offer a variety of standard options and custom engineered designs including:
FEA - Finite Element Analysis
Finite element analysis (FEA) is the process of simulating the behavior of a curtain or assembly under given conditions so that it can be assessed using the finite element method (FEM). FEA is used by our engineers to help simulate physical phenomena and thereby reduce the need for physical prototypes, while allowing for the optimization of components as part of the design process of a project.
FEA uses mathematical models to understand and quantify the effects of real-world conditions on a part or assembly. These simulations, which are conducted via specialized software, allow engineers to locate potential problems in a design, including areas of tension and weak spots. With the use of mathematics it is possible to understand and quantify structural or wave propagation, thermal transport and other phenomena.
Most of the processes can be described using partial differential equations (PDEs), but these complex equations need to be solved in order for parameters such as stress and strain rates to be estimated. FEA allows for an approximate solution to these problems. FEA is the basis of modern software simulation software, with the results usually shown on a computer-generated color scale.
FIREMAX FIREPROOF PROTECTION
For high-temperature and fire protection, the SB72FM Series features new FireMax 733 technology. This woven fabric is designed to survive fire, heat and arc flash using a single blast curtain. Because it is truly non-flammable, FireMax material will not burn, melt or ignite and will also shed molten metal, certain chemicals, flammable liquids and other molten substances making it the perfect fire barrier. Water-resistant and durable in harsh weather conditions. Learn More.
ENGINEERING AND FABRICATION
Breton Industries’, Blastac is partnered with the JBS Group in providing our customers complete engineered solutions when custom fit up or installation is required. We work with you to engineer a custom application that meets your specification for your facility or individual project. We offer A la cart services right up to complete turn-key solutions.
JBS Fabrication Ltd is a leading engineering solutions & fabrication division specializing in the structural fabrication in a range of materials servicing Worldwide Codes & Standards. The breadth and depth of completed contracts has elevated JBS to an industry leader for metal fabrication services, and finite element analysis (FEA). JBS uses the best available technology, a dynamic, flexible approach, and our wealth of experience in both structural fabrication and design engineering, to ensure a strong track record backed by a flexible competitive commercial model.
We provide bespoke engineering, fabrication and installation services around all over the world for sectors including; Aerospace, Industrial, Oil and Gas, Military, Energy and specialty applications like; test enclosures and powered roof systems.
Our blankets and curtains are military grade and manufactured at our ISO Certified facility in Amsterdam, NY. Breton Industries is a U.S. Military Contractor established in 1949. Our military experience is the driving force behind the careful design and manufacturing of the world’s finest blast blankets and blast curtains.
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