Fire & Explosion Testing

Gexcon has Now The Capability of Conducting Jet Fire Test for Passive Fire Protection

Gexcon has Now The Capability of Conducting Jet Fire Test for Passive Fire Protection

Gexcon has established and started using a facility to test the jet fire resistivity of equipment and passive fire protection. The facility is located at Gexcon’s fire and training center at Steinsland in the municipality of Sund just outside of Bergen, Norway. Gexcon has performed large-scale explosion experiments at their

Gexcon US Completes NFPA-Funded Project on Hazard Evaluation of A3 Refrigerants

Gexcon US Completes NFPA-Funded Project on Hazard Evaluation of A3 Refrigerants

Potential replacements for current hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants include pure and blended hydrocarbon refrigerants since they have a lower global warming potential (GWP) and comparable working fluid properties.  The current barrier to broader application of these refrigerants is their classification as flammable A3 substances according to ASHRAE 34. As a result,

Next Phase of Research into DDT Events and Mitigation

Next Phase of Research into DDT Events and Mitigation

One of the most devastating events that can occur on offshore facilities is a vapor cloud explosion (VCE) followed by a fire. Designing proper structures that can withstand maximum credible events (MCE) becomes an integral part of safety designs. Gexcon has embarked on a multi-year project to fill technology gaps

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