Marine Pipe Seals – Roxtec Acquires Sleev-It Fire Systems

LIghtweight firestop pipe-seal manufacturer, UK's Sleev-It Fire Systems,acquired by Sweden-bsed based Roxtec InternationalAB

Roxtec International AB, manufacturer of modular pipe and cable penetration sealing systems, has acquired Sleev-It Fire Systems Ltd of the United Kingdom. The acquisition of Sleev-It will enhance the Roxtec line of sealing products by providing shipyards with a lightweight firestop for plastic pipes. Sleev-It marine penetration seals expand the already diverse product offerings of Roxtec for fire-sealing in A & B fire-rated sections. Sleev-It Fire Systems Ltd will continue to operate under its current name.

"Through the integration of Sleev-It, we have added light-weight fire penetration seals to our product portfolio," says Francesco Solzi, Marine Segment Manager of Roxtec. "We are able to offer fire collars and other solutions for plastic pipes to become more complete as a provider of sealing solutions. We can help shipyards with new builds as well as retrofit projects. Roxtec seals and fire collars cover the needs of the entire ship, from below the waterline up to the passengers' cabins."

When plastic pipe and cable systems penetrate 'A' and 'B' class divisions, each penetration needs to be protected in order to maintain the integrity of each division at the point of penetration. The SLEEV-IT marine penetration seal can be used to maintain integrity by sealing off the penetration in the division and filling the void left by the plastic pipes that have either burnt or melted away.

Simplicity in design means that the SLEEV-IT marine penetration seals are an ideal substitute for more complex options when using plastic pipes in marine applications, or when steel or copper pipes are being replaced by plastic and/or multilayer alternatives. The easy installation of the SLEEV-IT marine penetration seal provides considerable retro-fit capabilities which benefit many ship yards and ship owners by offering a very cost efficient, time effective and clean process which minimizes disruptions either at sea, or in 'dry dock' when repairs are being carried out.


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