5MCL Unitex LtdSpecialist Passive Fire Protection Engineers
6Quality AssuranceMCL Unitex Ltd manufacture their seal and enclosure systems to strict quality control procedures and practices in accordance with the requirements of ISO 9001.Formal accreditation is held through BSI who audit our operations annually.
7Health & SafetyMCL’s seals and enclosures are multi-component systems made up from ceramic and glass cloths and felts, metallic foils, silica areogel insulation and high grade stainless steels. Ceramic blankets have been replaced by body soluble silicate formulations and elastomeric and silicone membrane coatings have been tested and found to be totally innocuous under fire conditions. COSHH data sheets may be supplied with all of our systems.
8Approvals & TestingAll MCL systems are tested by independent, accredited test houses such as the IMO approved Loss Prevention Council at Borehamwood and HSE Laboratories at Buxton.Throughout testing, MCL’s systems have maintained their integrity, stability and insulation properties and accordingly carry certification issued by Lloyds Register of Shipping, Det Norske Veritas or American Bureau of Shipping.Following a rigorous pre-qualification process and a review of our company’s quality assurance credentials and financial stability, MCL have successfully registered with the Achilles Joint Qualification System
9Hydrocarbon Fire Testing After 2 hours exposure to temperatures over 1100 degC.Pipe seal and module seal pre-test.
10Jet Fire TestingJet fire testing is the most onerous of all system qualifications.The UK’s Health & Safety Executive Standard OTI has been adopted internationally and more recently, the ISO standard dictates our test programmes.
31The Benefits of Choosing MCL’s Firetex Pipe & Module Sealing Systems Fully Certified SystemsAfter extensive and successful testing, MCL can offer certified systems to meet A0 & H0 and H60 to H120 hydrocarbon fire conditions with blast overpressures up to 1.35 bar g. Further enhancements qualify these systems for J30, J60 and J120 applications.
32The Benefits of Choosing MCL’s Firetex Pipe & Module Sealing Systems VersatileBeyond standard concentric pipe-in-sleeve arrangements, MCL’s designers can provide solutions for eccentricity, bend and tee penetrations, non-sleeve situations and multi-pipe penetrations. A comprehensive guide is available supported by an extensive catalogue of data sheets.
34The Benefits of Choosing MCL’s Firetex Pipe & Module Sealing Systems Cost EffectiveUnlike alternate ‘filler’ type seal systems, the Firetex seal is designed to provide ease of installation requiring no special tools or specialist installer skills.
42The Benefits of Choosing an MCL Enclosure A Fully Certified SystemThe MCL enclosure systems have been extensively tested and certified and have proven to maintain their integrity throughout the high temperatures of a hydrocarbon fire and additionally, the enormously erosive effects of a jet fire.
43The Benefits of Choosing an MCL Enclosure Cost EffectiveMCL design their jacket enclosures with a close attention to ease of installation. Fire grade Velcro and stainless steel worm drive straps and bands, instead of awkward lacing wires, make the system simple to install with no need for special tools or specialist installer skills. Access panels may be included to enable quick and easy visual inspections.
44The Benefits of Choosing an MCL Enclosure DurabilityThe enclosure’s insulation core and jet fire resistant element are totally encapsulated in a tough silicone coated glass cloth giving it exceptional robustness in a wide range of environmental conditions. Nylon quilting studs are used to ensure that insulation materials stay firmly in place throughout the design life of the jacket.
45The Benefits of Choosing an MCL Enclosure VersatilityMCL’s designers can design their enclosures as jackets directly fitting to equipment or, where the subject equipment is awkward in shape or has control components attached, the enclosure may be designed to fit onto space frames.
47The Benefits of Choosing an MCL Enclosure DesignOnce surveyed, our engineers are able to provide 3D CAD design models to ensure that our manufacturing department can build each unit confident of ‘right first time’ performance.
48MCL Servicing the World MCL’s partners and agents are strategically located in all of the world’s key offshore oil & gas territories. Their locations enable us to respond quickly to client enquiries and, through their experienced engineering staff, provide survey and installation services where required, quickly.