JUNE 23, 2016 —The non-weld Roxtec SPM seal for metal pipes in the marine and offshore markets has now received its MED certification from DNV-GL and its type approval certificates from ABS and RMRS.
Karlskrona, Sweden, based cable and pipe seal manufacturer Roxtec launched the light-weight seal last February. The Roxtec SPM can be used with any kind of metal pipe onboard marine or offshore structures to ensure protection against fire, gas and water.
It promises to save shipyard time by making it easy to ensure safety and operational reliability – without any downtime or cost associated with welding.
The Roxtec SPM seal is made of highly elastic EPDM rubber and fittings of acid-proof stainless steel. It is quick and easy to install from only one side of steel decks or bulkheads. Indicators that show when full compression is achieved are just one example of its safe and user-friendly design.
The patented technology ensures that the Roxtec SPM seal maintains a tight seal round the metal pipe as well as sealing inside uneven or irregular openings.
It is available in several sizes, each of them offering an inward tolerance of 4 mm round the metal pipe as well as an outward tolerance towards the inside of the opening.