ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 16TH, 2019, DNV-GL PUBLISHED AN UPDATED TYPE APPROVAL CERTIFICATE (TAC), CERTIFYING DUCORIT® S5R GROUT FOR INSTALLATIONS AT AMBIENT TEMPERATURES UP TO 40 °C.
To address the challenging need of customers located in the Asian sub-continent, Densit® conducted detailed testing of Ducorit® S5R at high ambient temperatures. This is to mirror the local conditions and environment of offshore installations in Asia.
“This certification is a huge achievement for everyone involved at Densit. Ducorit S5R is now the first offshore grouting product certified by DNV-GL for installations at these temperatures and we are very proud of the product performance exhibited in the tests. Even at very high ambient temperatures, Ducorit S5R retains excellent flowability which reflects the outstanding quality of the product.” Claus Brix, Product Specialist, ITW Performance Polymers.
Mixing of Ducorit® S5R was performed in a controlled environment with temperatures of 40 °C or higher throughout the tests. A DNV-GL representative observed the Ducorit® S5R grout being pumped through a 3” hose into a 40 mm thin wall annulus to examine test flowability.In order to test the grout pumpability, the 150 meter long hose was elevated to 20 meters.
Densit® & Ducorit® are a brand of ITW Performance Polymers. Densit®, a pioneer in grouting offshore and onshore foundations, was acquired by ITW in 2007. Densit® cementitious products are widely used in grouting foundations in a number of industries including wind and oil & gas as well as to provide wear protection in industrial applications.
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