THE SOLBERG COMPANY has been awarded a contract by Statoil as its foam concentrate supplier under a new multi-year Frame Agreement in order to achieve the high environmental stewardship standards of the energy company. In a prior agreement, Statoil selected Solberg as its partner in the Statoil LOOP Portfolio Program to develop environment-friendly 1% high-performance firefighting foam using no fluorinated compounds or other organohalogens.
The result is Solberg’s Re-Healing RF1, 1% foam concentrate suitable for use on all Statoil offshore and onshore installations. Re-Healing foam concentrates are an environmentally sustainable fluorosurfactant and fluoropolymer-free firefighting foam used to effectively extinguish Class B hydrocarbon and polar solvent fuels with no environmental concerns for bioaccumulation or toxic breakdown. The concentrate can be used in fresh, sea or brackish water and possess excellent fire extinguishment and burn back resistance due to its flow and rapid sealing characteristics.
The first platform selected for retrofit with R-Healing RF1 concentrate was the Kvitebjørn gas and condensate producing installation in the North Sea in the North East Atlantic. The second platform selected was Njord in the Norwegian Sea. On the new oil platform “Gudrun”, re- healing RF1 has been used from day one.
For more information, go to www.solbergfoam.com