PCI Promatec

PCI Promatec

PCI Promatec

Mike Duncan
General Manager
Office: 281-807-3318
Fax: 281-807-3448
8846 N.Sam Houston Pkwy W, Suite 120
Houston, TX 77064

Making the World Safe for Nuclear Power

Used in nuclear facilities around the world, our line of passive fire protection products includes proprietary penetration seal systems qualified under some of the most rigid industry standards for fire, flood, pressure, and radiation resistance.

PCI Promatec, whose roots go back to the beginning of the nuclear passive fire protection industry in the mid 70’s, was formed by the acquisition of Brand Fire Protection Services (formerly BISCO), B&B Promatec, Insulation Consultant & Management Service (ICMS), Techsil and Chemtrol, and has provided and continues to provide our products and services to the vast majority of American nuclear power facilities. As PCI Promatec, we continue to offer the original formulations of products once offered by Brand, Promatec, ICMS Techsil and Chemtrol.

  • Industry-Leading Safety Record: EMR .49
  • Superior Communication & Client Interaction
  • Broad Industry Knowledge
  • Decades of Project Experience
  • Extensive Manpower Resources
  • Proven Project & Schedule Management

   

Passive Fire Protection Products

PCI Promatec has served the needs of the nuclear passive fire protection industry for more than forty years, and our products can be found in facilities around the world. Priding ourselves in delivering top-quality materials and reliable service, PCI Promatec will work with you to ensure that you receive the best product for your specific application.

We offer a full line of our own specially-blended penetration sealants. Additionally, we are a distributor and installer worldwide — in some cases, on an exclusive basis — for many of the best-known fire protection product manufacturers, including 3M Interam TM Flexible Wrap Systems, Dow Corning, GE, Carboline and Promat products.

High-Density Silicone Elastomer (HDSE)

HDSE is a high-density, two-part silicone elastomer developed and manufactured exclusively by PCI Promatec. Primarily developed as a fire sealant capable of providing a high degree of gamma radiation shielding, HDSE is supplied at a minimum density of 147 FT³. HDSE is also an excellent flood seal material (up to 40 psi pressure – CTP-1081). Further, relative to other sealants, this material acts as a heat sink, (thereby reducing the concern for cable derating).  Installed as a liquid, by hand, or machine, this ensures a complete fill in and around penetrating elements. Cured, it exhibits a durable, damage-resistant exterior surface that is easy to decontaminate.

Radiation Resistance

HDSE has been subjected to substantial radiation exposure levels (5 x 107 Rads Gamma) with no significant changes reported to the material’s physical properties. Base material has undergone exposures as high as 7.13 x 108.

Fire Qualification

Successful full-scale fire testing has been performed for a variety of design configurations at nationally recognized laboratories, to numerous standards. A depth as little as 8″ is all that is required for a 3-hour fire rating.

Repairability

HDSE can be selectively removed with relative ease using blunt non-conductive tools and devices. Additions or deletions of elements can be easily accomplished, and new HDSE material can then be applied to previously cured material to become an integral matrix with the already installed HDSE.

Packaging

HDSE is supplied in 150 lb. sets consisting of two six-gallon containers, yielding approximately 1 cubic foot of cured material.

Cure Time

Cure time for the HDSE can be varied from 10 minutes to 4 hours. Custom cure times can be requested.

SF-150NH: High-Density Silicone Elastomer

SF-150NH is a high-density two-part silicone elastomer, originally available from Brand Insulation Services (BISCO), now manufactured exclusively by PCI Promatec. The SF-150NH provides a high degree of gamma radiation shielding, supplied at a minimum density of 147 FT³. SF-150NH is also an excellent flood seal material (up to 40 psi pressure – Ref M-179). Further, relative to other sealants, this material acts as a heat sink, thereby reducing the concern for cable derating. Installed as a liquid, by hand, or machine, this ensures a complete fill in and around penetrating elements. Cured, it exhibits a durable, damage-resistant exterior rated excellent for decontaminability.

Radiation Resistance

SF-150NH has been subjected to substantial radiation exposure levels (1 x 108 Rads Gamma) with no significant changes reported to the material’s physical properties. Base material has undergone exposures as high as 7.13 x 108.

Fire Qualification

Successful full-scale fire testing has been performed for a variety of design configurations at nationally recognized laboratories, to numerous standards. A 12” depth is all that is required for a 3-hour fire rating.

Repairability

SF-150NH can be selectively removed with relative ease using blunt non-conductive tools and devices. Additions or deletions of elements can be easily accomplished, and new SF-150NH material can then be applied to previously cured material to become an integral matrix with the already installed SF-150NH.

Packaging

SF-150NH is supplied in 100 lb. sets consisting of one five and one six-gallon container, yielding approximately 0.66 cubic foot of cured material.

Cure Time

Cure time for the SF-150NH is approximately 8 hours.

RADFLEX: High-Density Silicone Gel

RADFLEX, a patented product, is a high-density resilient fire sealant material, developed and manufactured exclusively by PCI Promatec. Installed as a liquid, by hand or machine, a complete fill in and around penetrating elements is assured. This material provides gamma shielding and fire resistance, yet allows significant penetrant movement both axially and laterally without loss of sealing capability. RADFLEX is protected under U.S. Patent No. 4,436,868.

Radiation Resistance

RADFLEX has been subjected to radiation exposure levels (1.13 x 108 Rads Gamma). Further details can be found below.

Fire Qualification

A mechanical penetration seal (at a minimum 147 lb/ft³) was exposed to 1.13 x 108 Rads Gamma, subjected to cycle movement testing, and then successfully subjected to fire testing. It is recommended a flexible silicone fabric boot be installed as an integral part of this design, providing mechanical securement. This patented product has received major insurance company and regulatory body acceptance.

Typically, RADFLEX is supplied at a nominal density of 150 lb/ft³. Higher density ranges can be achieved by formula variations when requested.

Repairability

RADFLEX can be easily removed. When additions or deletions of elements are necessary, new RADFLEX material can then be applied to previously cured material to become an integral matrix with the already installed RADFLEX.

Packaging

RADFLEX is supplied in 150 lb. sets, (consisting of two six-gallon containers) or 75 lb. sets, (consisting of one six-gallon container) yielding approximately 1 or ½ cubic foot of cured material respectively.

Cure Time

Cure time for the RADFLEX is approximately 18 to 24 hours.

High-Density Sealants

HDSE™ is a high-density silicone elastomer developed and manufactured exclusively by PCI Promatec. Primarily developed as a fire sealant capable of providing a high degree of gamma radiation shielding, HDSE™ is also an excellent flood seal material (up to 30 psi pressure). Further, relative to other sealants, this material acts as a heat sink, thereby reducing the concern for cable derating. Installed as a liquid, this ensures a complete fill in and around penetrating elements. Cured, it exhibits a durable, damage-resistant exterior surface that is easy to decontaminate.

45B: Medium-Density Silicone Elastomer

45B is an elastomer-based product developed and marketed by PCI Promatec. 45B is typically supplied as a two-part set of A and B liquid components. The A liquid is black and the B liquid is buff for easy identification and inspection of complete mixing. Installed by hand or machine, thorough mixing of the components in a 1:1 ratio yields a high dielectric liquid that cures into a firm elastomer at room temperature with no off-gassing or other by-products. Since it is installed as a liquid, a complete fill in and around penetrating elements is ensured. Cured, it exhibits a durable, damage-resistant exterior surface that is easy to decontaminate.

Radiation Resistance

45B has undergone substantial radiation exposure levels (1.25 x 108 Rads Gamma) with no significant changes reported to the material’s physical properties, (fracturing or spalling). Base material has undergone exposures as high as 7.13 x 108.

Fire Qualification

Numerous successful full-scale fire tests have been performed at nationally recognized laboratories for various seal configurations including electrical and mechanical elements in large, complex block out openings. Seal designs have been qualified for a three-hour fire resistance at a 6” depth, without permanent damming.

Repairability

45B can be selectively removed with relative ease using blunt non-conductive tools and devices. New 45B material can then be applied to become integral with the existing 45B.

Pressure Testing

Configurations have been qualified for up to 20-psi pressure resistance with zero leakage at a six-inch depth.

Packaging

45B is supplied in 100 lb. sets consisting of two five-gallon containers, yielding approximately 1.1 cubic foot of cured material.

Cure Time

The cure time for the 45B can be as little as 10 minutes, or as long as 8 hours. Custom cure times can be requested.

SF-60: Medium-Density Silicone Elastomer

SF-60 is an elastomer-based product marketed by PCI Promatec. SF-60 is typically supplied as a two-part set of A and B liquid components. The A liquid is black and the B liquid is buff for easy identification and inspection of complete mixing. Installed by hand or machine, thorough mixing of the components in a 1:1 ratio yields a high dielectric liquid, that cures into a firm elastomer at room temperature, low in halogens, with no off-gassing or other by-products. Since it is installed as a liquid, a complete fill in and around penetrating elements is ensured. Cured, it exhibits a low ampacity derating and a durable, damage-resistant exterior surface that is rated excellent for decontaminability.

Radiation Resistance

SF-60 has undergone substantial radiation exposure levels (1 x 108 Rads Gamma) with no significant changes reported to the material’s physical properties. Base material has undergone exposures as high as 7.13 x 108.

Fire Qualification

Numerous successful full-scale fire tests have been performed at nationally recognized laboratories for various seal configurations including electrical and mechanical items in large, complex openings. Designs have been qualified for a three-hour fire resistance at a 6” depth, without permanent damming.

Repairability

SF-60 can be selectively removed with relative ease using blunt non-conductive tools and devices. With minor preparation, newly installed SF-60 material becomes integral with existing SF-60.

Pressure Testing

Configurations have been qualified for up to 20-psi pressure resistance with zero leakage at a six-inch depth.

Packaging

SF-60 is supplied in 100 lb. sets consisting of two five-gallon containers, yielding approximately 1.2 cubic foot of cured material.

Cure Time

The cure time for the SF-60 can be as little as 10 minutes, or as long as 8 hours. Custom cure times can be requested.

LDSE: Medium-Density Silicone Elastomer

LDSE is an elastomer-based product developed and marketed by PCI Promatec. LDSE is typically supplied as a two-part set of A and B liquid components. The A and B liquids are black and off-white, respectively, for easy identification and inspection of complete mixing. Installed by hand or machine, thorough mixing of the components in a 1:1 ratio yields a high dielectric liquid, that cures into a light weight, firm elastomer at room temperature, low in halogens, with no off-gassing or other by-products. Since it is installed as a liquid, a complete fill in and around penetrating elements is ensured. Cured, it exhibits a durable, damage-resistant exterior surface that is easy to decontaminate.

Radiation Resistance

LDSE has undergone substantial radiation exposure levels (5 x 107 Rads Gamma) with no significant changes reported to the material’s physical properties. Base material has undergone exposures as high as 7.13 x 108.

Fire Qualification

Numerous successful full-scale fire tests have been performed at nationally recognized laboratories for various seal configurations including electrical and mechanical items in large, complex openings. Designs have been qualified for a three-hour fire resistance at a 6” depth without, and lesser depths with, permanent damming.

Repairability

LDSE can be selectively removed with relative ease using blunt non-conductive tools and devices. With minor preparation, newly installed LDSE material becomes integral with existing LDSE.

Pressure Testing

Configurations have been qualified for up to 20-psi pressure resistance with zero leakage at a four-inch depth.

Packaging

LDSE is supplied in 60 lb. sets consisting of two five-gallon containers, yielding approximately 1. cubic foot of cured material.

Cure Time

The cure time for the LDSE can be as little as 10 minutes, or as long as 8 hours. Custom cure times can be requested.

Medium Density Sealants

This class of sealants possesses the structural integrity allowing them to act as pressure seals as well as offering fire endurance. As with all two-part silicones we offer, they are introduced into the opening as a high dielectric strength liquid that cures in place. In general, these sealants all have a very low impact on cable ampacity, are naturally low in halogen content, and can tolerate axial movement with bond breakers.

SF-20: Low-Density Silicone Elastomer

SF-20™ Silicone Foam is a low-density resilient fire sealant material developed and manufactured exclusively by PCI Promatec. Installed as a liquid, this ensures a complete fill in and around penetrating elements. This seal type is suitable for fire and air concerns. SF-20™ is typically supplied as a two-part set comprised of A and B liquid components. The A liquid is black and the B liquid is buff for easy identification and inspection of complete mixing. Through mixing of the components in a 1:1 ratio yields a liquid encapsulator that cures into a foamed elastomer at room temperature. A mild exotherm (36° F) is exhibited during the curing reaction.

Radiation Resistance

SF-20 has undergone substantial radiation exposure levels (1 x 108 Rads Gamma) with no significant changes reported to the material’s physical properties.

Fire Qualification

Numerous successful full-scale fire tests have been performed at nationally recognized laboratories for various seal configurations including electrical and mechanical items in large, complex openings. Designs have been qualified for a three-hour fire resistance at a depth as little as 6″ with permanent damming. Other designs utilize 9″ and 10″ with damming and 12″ without.

Repairability

SF-20 can be selectively removed with relative ease using blunt non-conductive tools and devices. With minor preparation, newly installed SF-20 material becomes integral with existing SF-20.

Pressure Testing

Certain configurations have been qualified for up to 3-psi pressure resistance with minimal to zero leakage. Other configurations may vary regarding pressure resistance.

Packaging

SF-20 is supplied in 100 lb., 80 lb. and 17 lb. sets consisting of two 6, 5 or 1-gallon containers, respectively.

Cure Time

The cure time for the SF-20 is 1 to 3 minutes, but varies with temperature.

SE-FOAM: Light-Density Silicone Foam

SE-Foam™ is a low to medium density resilient fire sealant material manufactured exclusively by PCI Promatec. It has improved fire resistance compared with SF-20™ silicone foam and can be installed in lesser depths for the same fire rating. Installed as a liquid, similar to SF-20™, this ensures a complete fill in and around penetrating elements. This seal type is suitable for fire and air concerns. SE-Foam™ is typically supplied as a two-part set comprised of A and B liquid components. The A liquid is black and the B liquid is buff for easy identification and inspection of complete mixing. Through mixing of the components in a 1:1 ratio yields a liquid encapsulator that cures into a foamed elastomer at room temperature. A mild exotherm (36° F) is exhibited during the curing reaction.

Radiation Resistance

SE-FOAM has undergone substantial radiation exposure levels (1 x 108 Rads Gamma) with no significant changes reported to the material’s physical properties.

Fire Qualification

Numerous successful full-scale fire tests have been performed at nationally recognized laboratories for various seal configurations including electrical and mechanical items in large, complex openings. Designs have been qualified for a three-hour fire resistance at a depth as little as 7-1/2″ without permanent damming. Other designs utilize 7-1/2″ with damming and 12″ without.

Repairability

SE-FOAM can be selectively removed with relative ease by hand or using blunt non-conductive tools and devices. With minor preparation, newly installed SE-FOAM material becomes integral with existing SE-FOAM.

Pressure Testing

Certain configurations have been qualified for up to 1-psi pressure resistance with minimal to zero leakage. Other configurations may vary regarding pressure resistance.

Packaging

SE-FOAM is supplied in 100 lb. sets consisting of two 6-gallon containers.

Cure Time

The cure time for the SE-FOAM is 1 to 3 minutes, but varies with temperature.

Low-Density Sealants

 

DOWSIL™ 732 Multi-Purpose Sealant

One-component adhesive/sealant

DOWSIL™ 795 Silicone Building Sealant

A one-part, cold-applied, non-sagging silicone material that cures to a medium modulus silicone rubber upon exposure to atmospheric moisture.

DOWSIL™ 790 Silicone Building Sealant

A one-part silicone formulation that cures in the presence of atmospheric moisture to produce a durable, fire-resistant, flexible and ultra-low modulus silicone rubber building joint seal.

One-Part Sealants

 

Promaflex

Promaflex has been qualified for long-term stability for elevated penetrant temperatures and for its stability in nuclear applications. Suitable for fire resistance or fire and pressure resistance where the differential is low.

  • Pliable
  • Two-part, medium density
  • High dielectric strength

RADFLEX

Suitable for Gamma radiation attenuation, fire, and pressure resistance, RADFLEX has undergone accelerated thermal & radiation aging and cycle testing to assure its stability in nuclear applications.

  • Pliable
  • Two-part, medium density
  • High dielectric strength

Flexible Fire Boot

This system is suitable for a variety of applications where fire and pressure resistance is desired while allowing freedom of movement of the penetrating item. It is also qualified for applications involving high-temperature lines.

Flexible Air Boot

This system is suitable for applications where air and flood pressure resistance is desired while allowing freedom of movement of the penetrating item. It is also qualified for applications involving high-temperature lines.

Moving Pipe Seals

Penetration Seals for Fire, Pressure, and Radiation Attenuation

These sealants and systems offer combinations of fire, pressure resistance, and gamma radiation attenuation, yet still allow significant movement of the penetrating item.

PCI Promatec Fire Plug: Penetration Seal for Fire, Water & Air Pressure

The Fire Plug is a reusable seal that installs in minutes and is immediately functional providing fire and pressure resistance. The Fire Plug can be removed just as quickly and easily allowing it to be stored for future use and used over and over.

Originally available through Brand Insulation Services (BISCO) and ICMS, the Fire Plug is suitable for applications where immediate fire, air, or water-tight integrity is desired. The Fire Plug, manufactured from materials that have undergone accelerated thermal and radiation aging, assures its stability in nuclear applications.

Reusable Seals

The sealing of unpenetrated mechanical sleeves, electrical conduit spares and core bores with a three-hour fire rated pressure resistant plug. Quickly installed and easily removed for penetration access eliminating the need for an expensive fire watch. Can be reused again and again or placed in storage for future use.

3M Interam Fire Wrap

3M Interam fire wraps are qualified to the stringent requirements of Supplement 1 to USNRC Generic Letter 86 -10 and are UL Classified 1 and 3-hour fire protection systems. They are designed to meet USNRC 10 CFR Part 50 Appendix R requirements for the fire protection of safety related electrical raceways.

Features:

  • Heat absorbing
  • Non-flame supporting
  • Low smoke evolution
  • Noncombustible
  • Flexible; easily formed around complex shapes
  • Easily cut to size using utility knife
  • Moisture resistant
  • Rapid installation
  • Immediately functional

Flexible Fire Wrap Circuit Protection

E-50 Series Flexible Wraps are qualified to the stringent requirements of Supplement 1 to USNRC Generic Letter 86-10 and are UL Classified one and three-hour fire protection systems. They are designed to meet USNRC 10 CFR Part 50 Appendix R requirements for the fire protection of safety-related electrical raceways. These flexible wraps have also been utilized to comply with USNRC Regulatory Guide 1.75.

P-12 Hydrostatic Seal Material

Characteristics:

  • Self-leveling
  • Room temperature cure
  • High tensile strength and elongation
  • Radiation resistant
  • Thermal stability

Advantages:

  • No mixing required
  • Room temperature cure without heating
  • High tensile strength and elongation
  • High pressure/flood resistance
  • Useful temperature range -49F to 392F

Composition:

  • 1 part
  • Polydimethylsiloxane adhesive

Application methods:

  • Brush, roller, aerosol or glove

Flood Mitigation

Gray, self-leveling one-part adhesive, high tensile strength and elongation and thermally stable (reversion resistant).

  • Improves the pressure and flood resistance for existing seals for openings with multiple electrical conductors.
  • Pressure and flood seals for openings with non-moving pipe or conduit.

ECCS/CSS PWR (GSI-191)

Emergency Core Cooling System and Containment Spray System for Pressurized Water Reactors

GS-191 Testing

PCI, with the help of the Sure-Flow® Strainer Team, can offer the following Test Protocols to help qualify your strainer to comply with GSI-191:

Large Flume Test Protocol: PCI’s proprietary large flume test incorporating debris settlement

Small Flume Test Protocol: LFTP offered in the small flume with small scale strainer

Tank Test Protocol: Scaled test performed with mixing energy to suspend debris in the flow stream

CVPL (Closed Vertical Pipe Loop): Testing facility for parametric studies, etc.

Any of these testing protocols can be used to help qualify your current strainer, no matter which vendor supplied it.

Joining PCI in the Sure-Flow® Strainer team are AREVA NP, Inc. and Alden Research Laboratory, Inc. The Sure-Flow® Strainer Team has been collaborating to provide ECCS/CSS Sump compliance solutions since 1996. PCI has and can work with other engineering companies familiar with your design basis as well. In addition to the testing protocols listed above, the SFS Team can offer Debris Generation analysis, Debris Transport analysis, Computational Fluid Dynamics analysis, In-Vessel testing, and Other Down Stream Evaluations (DSE) for GSI-191.

Sure-Trap™ Pre-Screen

PCI’s patent pending Sure-Trap™ installed over your existing Strainer will help you meet your Fiber Bypass requirements to prevent In-Vessel Reactor Coolant blockage. Sure-Trap™ is a series of filter panels installed around your current ECCS Strainer while maintaining an open flow path. The filter panels are positioned to maximize the amount of Fibrous Debris captured following a Loss Of Coolant Accident.

BENEFITS INCLUDE:

  • Fiber is Trapped Before It Reaches Strainer
  • Lower Fiber Bypass
  • Clear Flow Stream Maintains a Flow Path
  • Reduces Debris to Strainer, Which Can Reduce Head Loss

High Fiber plants may realize additional benefits by implementing the Sure-Trap™ in conjunction with PCI’s exclusive Large Flume Test Protocol (LFTP). PCI’s Sure-Trap™ and LFTP, used together, will reduce the costly replacement of your current fibrous insulation. When considering insulation replacement and worker radiation exposure costs alone, Sure-Trap™ will save you money.

Sure-Flow® Strainer

PCI is a proven industry leader in providing sump screen regulatory compliance. Our track record of success began with the resolution of RG 1.82 and is now focused on helping you resolve GSI-191. Our Sure-Flow® Strainer is a key product in helping your achieve GSI-191 compliance.

BENEFITS INCLUDE:

Stacked Disk Design: Despite what others may claim, the stacked disk design provides the most surface area of any strainer design available. PCI’s Sure-Flow® Strainer is a scalable system that provides a maximum surface area in a minimum footprint.

Customization: PCI’s Sure-Flow® Strainer can be customized to fit in a variety of locations. The Sure-Flow® Strainer has been successfully installed within the sump pit at 13 out of 42 plants resulting in little or no impact to future maintenance projects.

Flow Control : PCI’s patented Flow Control Device ensures an evenly distributed debris bed which results in lower head loss through the debris bed.

Versatility: The Sure-Flow® Strainer can accommodate a variety of configurations based on the needs of your plant. We can ship large pre-assembled modules or small components to be assembled in the field.

Proven Success: PCI’s Sure-Flow® Strainer has a proven history of regulatory acceptance not only in the United States, but also internationally. The Sure-Flow® Strainer has been successfully installed in 18 PWR plants in the United States as well as 24 PWR plants internationally.

Sure-Hold™ Bands

PCI has developed Sure-Hold™ Bands to reduce quantities of LOCA-generated insulation debris.

Sure-Hold™ Bands are removable/reusable steel bands which can be easily installed, at a regular interval, around the metal jacketing that covers the containment area insulation, such as metal-jacketed NUKON® Insulation, or around Reflective Metal Insulation (RMI).

Sure-Hold™ Bands are designed to reinforce the existing thermal insulation so that it can withstand the high-pressure jets of the post-LOCA steam and water blowdown. Tests using a simulated pipe break have shown that standard insulation without Sure-Hold™ Bands can be severely damaged by these jets at pressures as low as 10 psi. However, with the use of the Sure-Hold™ Bands, the same types of insulation can be protected at pressures as high as 190 psi.

ECCS/CSS BWR Sure-Flow® Strainer

Emergency Core Cooling System and Containment Spray System for Boiler Water Reactors

Sure-Flow® Strainer – BWR

PCI is a recognized industry leader in providing Sump Strainer regulatory compliant solutions for BWR plants. Our success was proven when we were selected for 15 of the 35 U.S. BWR plants to resolve RG 1.82 Rev 1; by GE for the supply of Lungmen Units 1 & 2 in Taiwan, and then for the first 3 BWR units implemented in Japan by TEPCo.

We continue to lead the industry with our ECCS Sump compliance solutions and are now preparing for future regulatory bulletins based on In-Vessel Fuel Assembly Blockage research for BWR plant reactors. New generation BWR Sure-Flow® Strainer concepts are currently being developed to meet future fiber bypass requirements and changes proposed in RG 1.82 Rev 4.

By combining our innovative GSI-191 compliance solutions with our experience as the #1 strainer supplier to the U.S. BWR industry, PCI is again poised to be the world’s leader in BWR strainer compliance solutions as requirements are defined.

Accomplishments:

  • PCI’s patented flow control device is still the industry’s only flow control device
  • Preferred Strainer Vendor for 15 of 35 U.S. BWR reactors
  • A BWR Chugging Test Facility capable of realistic, robust testing of strainer modules in a reduced scale torus
  • Closed Vertical Pipe Loop at Alden’s facility where the NRC conducted the original NUREG CR/6224 mixed debris head loss research

Nuclear Insulation & Radiation Protection

Reflective Metal Insulation

Performance Contracting Inc., (PCI) is proud to introduce our partnership with KAEFER based in Bremen, Germany. PCI is dedicated to the professional service of its customers. This is why the joint venture with KAEFER to bring their RMI insulation technology to the U.S. and other interested clients is exciting for us, and hopefully to the many nuclear licensees and construction companies who have been looking for a viable alternative to the current U.S. RMI technology product offerings. KAEFER PCI, LLC now produces the finest Reflective Metal Insulation (RMI) in the world right here in the USA.

Our state of the art manufacturing facility is located just outside of Kansas City, MO. Combining German engineering and technology with PCI’s proven record of performance, innovation, reliability and experience as a supplier of safety related systems to the domestic and international markets it is a “Win-Win” for all nuclear sites. KAEFER PCI’s reflective metal insulation technology will meet the performance expectations of the specification and licensees.

NEW! Expanding Cassettes Now Available
NEW! Cassette Lined with a Non-Lead Radiation Barrier

Advantages of KAEFER PCI’s RMI product:

  • Accurate Dimensions And Precise Fabrication
  • Overlapping Joint Closures
  • Welded Foils
  • Seams Sealed Against Liquid Penetration
  • No Sharp Edges on Corners
  • RMI Is Designed To Be Re-Used For The Lifetime Of A Nuclear Plant
  • It Is Tested According To LOCA Conditions (Reg. Guide 1.82) By Independent Institutes

Radiation / Thermal Insulation Systems

Our NUKON® insulation or our Reflective Metal Insulation can be equipped with a Non-Lead Radiation Protection System. This radiation protection is a Non-Toxic safe alternative to lead blankets, it is comprised of either tungsten or iron combined with silicon to be formed to any shape or size. These radiation barriers are placed within our NUKON® or RMI cassettes. This will eliminate the use of lead blankets during any outage work saving time, money, radiation exposure and environmental issues.

Q-Insulation Materials

We provide a full range of insulation materials and insulation accessories as Nuclear Safety Related material. These materials are compliant with U.S. NRC Regulatory Guide 1.36. The items sold as Q-Materials are purchased and tested according to the procedures set forth by our Quality Assurance Program.

The Q-Materials that we supply include:

  • Stainless Steel Insulation Jacketing
  • Fiberglass Pipe Covering
  • Fiberglass Cloth
  • Bolting
  • Identification Tags
  • Insulating Cements and Mastics
  • Accessory Pins, Clips and Wire
  • Insulation
    • NUKON®
    • RE\WRAP
    • Board Type
    • Foam Glass
    • Calcium Silicate
    • Mineral Wool
    • Needled Glass
    • Closed Cell Anti-Sweat

Re/Wrap Insulation (Commercial)

RE/WRAP Insulation System is designed around a flexible blanket of resilient high-temperature woven fibrous glass fabric. Components are secured in place over piping, fittings and equipment with either Velcro-type hook-and-loop fasteners or lacing hooks. Outer covering materials are sewn together with high-integrity thread to encase the insulation.

RE/WRAP insulation covers for elbows, flanges, valves, pumps, turbines, manways and other equipment are computer-engineered for a close fit to customers’ particular requirements.

RE/WRAP Insulation System consists of rapidly removable and reusable, highly effective thermal insulation blankets as a total system including pipe, fitting and equipment covers. It may also be installed to provide easy access to locations requiring in-service inspection or maintenance, indoors or outdoors. These blankets can be provided with certification to USNRC Regulatory Guide 1.36 under a full 10CFR50, App. B quality program, and with acceptance of 10CFR21 liability.

The RE/WRAP system is easily installed, by PCI crews or by customers’ personnel trained in correct procedures by PCI technicians. No special skills, tools, or techniques are required to achieve a neat and effective insulation job, eliminating energy-wasting gaps between sections.

Radiation/Thermal Insulation Systems

Our NUKON® insulation or our Reflective Metal Insulation can be equipped with a Non-Lead Radiation Protection System. This radiation protection is a Non-Toxic safe alternative to lead blankets, it is comprised of either tungsten or iron combined with silicon to be formed to any shape or size. These radiation barriers are placed within our NUKON® or RMI cassettes. This will eliminate the use of lead blankets during any outage work saving time, money, radiation exposure and environmental issues.

NUKON® & Nuclear Grade Blanket Type Insulation (NGBTI)

The NUKON® Containment Insulation System is designed, fabricated and supplied to provide superior performance on hot service piping and equipment inside light water reactor nuclear power plants.

NUKON® & NGBTI Containment

Each component of the NUKON® system is supplied in such a way that it can be quickly removed and reinstalled, thereby keeping insulation handling off the plant’s critical path. The NUKON® insulation is also designed to be extremely durable. When subjected to normal usage, it will last the lifetime of the plant. To determine its installed performance, PCI has performed a number of tests and engineering analyses on the NUKON® system. Our NUKON® system meets all the requirements of Nuclear Grade Blanket Type Insulation (NGBTI) as described in Nuclear specifications worldwide.  PCI is a leading supplier of NGBTI systems around the world for inside containment insulation.  With the NUKON® system installed in over 100 nuclear containments in the United States and Worldwide, it has become the world’s standard for Nuclear Grade Blanket Type Insulation.

BENEFITS INCLUDE:

  • High Thermal Performance
  • Lightweight
  • Removable
  • Durable

Available With The Following Add-Ons:

  • Stainless Steel Jacketing
  • MSJ
  • Support Rings and Metal Jacketing

3M Company

  • Fire Barrier MP+ Stix
  • Interam E-54A Mat
  • Interam E-54C Mat (Stainless)
  • Interam FireDam 150 Caulk
  • CS-195+ Composite Sheet
  • CP25-WB+ Caulk
  • 2262 Plastic Adhesive
  • FS195+ A/P Strips

Dow Corning

  • Sylgard 170, Parts A & B, Fast Cure
  • Sylgard 170, Parts A & B, Reg. Cure
  • Sylgard 186, Silicone Elastomer Kit
  • Sylgard 184, Silicone Elastomer Kit
  • 3-6548 Silicone RTV Foam, Parts A & B
  • 527 Dielectric Gel, Parts A & B
  • 1107 Fluid
  • 3-6559 Cure Accelerator
  • 790 Building Sealant
  • 795 Building Sealant
  • 732 Multipurpose Sealant
  • 730 Sealant
  • 734 Sealant
  • 736 Heat Resistant Sealant
  • 738 Electrical Sealant
  • 3145 Silicone Adhesive
  • 5 Compound
  • 1200 Prime Coat
  • 1204 Prime Coat
  • 33 Extreme Low Bearing Grease
  • 41 High Temp Bearing Grease
  • 44 High Temp Bearing Grease
  • 55 O-Ring Lubricant
  • 111 Valve Lubricant & Sealant
  • OS-20 Fluid
  • High Vacuum Grease
  • BR2-Plus Multi-Purpose Grease
  • 321 Dry Film Lubricant & Spray
  • G-0052FG White EP Bearing Grease
  • 340 Heat Sink Compound
  • G-N Metal Assembly Paste
  • 77 Part Assembly Paste & Spray
  • 4 Electrical Insulating Compound
  • 704 Diffusion Pump Fluid
  • 710 Fluid
  • 1-2577 Conformal Coating
  • L-0501 High Performance Lube & Spray (formerly Pene-Lube)
  • 702 Diffusion Pump Fluid
  • 1205 Prime Coat
  • 1593 Cleaner/Primer
  • 735 Oil Resistant Sealant
  • 999-A Silicone Bldg & Glazing Sealant
  • 737 Neutral Cure Sealant
  • 3110 RTV Silicone Rubber
  • F Catalyst (used with 3310)
  • 9-1285 Silicone Sealant
  • 3140 RTV Coating

Eternit

  • Promat H Board
  • Promat L Board

General Electric

  • RTV 627 Elastomer A&B
  • GE6100 Series Silicone Part A&B

Specialty Products

  • Nyogel 775D
  • Arlon 56493 F031 Boot Material
  • 64 & 68 Series Band Clamps
  • HDSE
  • LDSE
  • Promaflex
  • Radflex
  • Product 90 (P-90)
  • TS-MS-0045B (45B)
  • TS-MS-0080A (80A)
  • Product 12
  • Biscoflex NH
  • Biscolube
  • Biscoseal
  • Fireplugs
  • SE Foam
  • SF-20 Silicone Foam
  • SF-60 Silicone Elastomer
  • SF-150NH
  • SGR-600

Testing Services

  • Analytical
  • Reg. Guide 1.36

Unifrax

  • Fiberfrax Bulk Fiber
  • Fiberfrax Blanket
  • Fiberfrax Duraboard LD
  • Fiberfrax LDS Moldable

Other Products Offered by Promatec

Many of these items can be supplied Nuclear Safety Related; we are a NUPIC audited company.

Promatec Services

Rely on the Experts in Passive Fire Protection

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Turnkey Installation

As a full-service turnkey contractor, PCI Promatec has a level of experience unequaled in the industry stemming from our nearly 150 years of cumulative experience in the passive fire protection industry. Internationally, we have provided passive fire protection services to well over 30 sites worldwide.

Because we provide and work with a wide variety of fire protection products (i.e., sealants, duct protection, barrier walls and enclosures, transformer separation and coating products, and many more), we have acquired expertise in the handling of all types of passive fire protection products – quickly and expertly. Our ability to provide solutions to fire protection requirements and challenges is well-documented in the nuclear power plants that we have serviced in the U.S. and overseas.

We offer a full line of our own specially-blended penetration sealants. Additionally, we are a distributor and installer worldwide – in some cases, on an exclusive basis – for many of the best-known fire protection product manufacturers, including 3M Interam TM Flexible Wrap Systems, Durasteel, Dow Corning, GE, Carboline and Promat products.

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Design, Engineering, and Technical Services

PCI Promatec offers design and engineering services, material supply, and technical evaluation for all our customers, whether they be for labor or project management-type projects. Our markets include governmental and private industry nuclear research and power generation clients. In addition to the nuclear industry, we also provide unique passive fire protection products and service to the fossil-fuel, heavy industrial, and commercial areas of power production and manufacturing.

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Training and On-site Technical Supervision

We offer comprehensive training programs to ensure that craft, plant maintenance, and inspection personnel are familiar with the requirements for each product and uniquely qualified to install each and every product. We are an NUPIC-audited supplier. We have a full Appendix B Quality Assurance Program with the capability to dedicate commercial-grade items for safety-related applications.

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Testing Services

Our test library is unequaled in the industry, with more than 300 test configurations. We offer a full Appendix B Quality Assurance Program with the capability to dedicate commercial grade items for safety-related applications. We are an NUPIC audited supplier.

Project History

Delivering Specialized Passive Fire Protection Solutions

United States

  • Arkansas Nuclear One 1 & 2
  • Beaver Valley
  • Bellefonte
  • Big Rock
  • Browns Ferry 1 & 2
  • Brunswick 1 & 2
  • Callaway
  • Catawba 2
  • Clinton
  • Comanche Peak 1 & 2
  • Connecticut Yankee
  • Crystal River 3
  • D.C. Cook
  • Davis Besse
  • Diablo Canyon 1 & 2
  • Duane Arnold
  • Enrico Fermi
  • Fort Calhoun
  • Ginna
  • Grand Gulf
  • Hatch
  • H. B. Robinson
  • Hope Creek
  • Indian Point 2 & 3
  • INEL
  • James A. Fitzpatrick
  • Limerick
  • Maguire
  • Maine Yankee
  • Midland
  • Millstone 1, 2 & 3
  • Nine Mile Point 1 & 2
  • North Anna
  • Oconee
  • Oyster Creek
  • Palo Verde
  • Pantex
  • Peach Bottom
  • Perry
  • Pilgrim Station
  • Point Beach
  • Riverbend
  • Salem 1 & 2
  • San Onefre
  • Savannah River
  • Seabrook
  • Sequoyah
  • Shearon Harris
  • SMUD
  • South Texas Project
  • St. Lucie
  • Surry
  • Susquehanna
  • Turkey Point 3 & 4
  • Vermont Yankee
  • Vogtle 1 & 2
  • Waterford
  • Watts Bar
  • Wolf Creek
  • Yankee Rowe

Armenia

  • Metsamor

Belgium

  • DOEL
  • Tihanage

Brazil

  • Angra

Canada

  • Bruce A 0, 3 & 4
  • Pickering A
  • Point Lepreau

China

  • Qinshan
  • Tianwan
  • Hai Yang
  • Hong YanHe
  • NingDe
  • Sanmen
  • YangJiang
  • Fangchenggang

Germany

  • Brokdorf
  • Muelheim/Kaerlich

Japan

  • Kashiwazaki Kariwa

Korea

  • Yonggwang
  • Ulchin
  • Kori
  • Wolsung
  • Shin-Kori
  • Shin-Wolsung

Mexico

  • Laguna Verde

Russia

  • Balakovo
  • Kalinin
  • Kola
  • Kursk
  • Novovoronezh
  • Smolensk

Slovenia

  • KRSKO

Spain

  • Vandellos
  • Trillo
  • Almaraz
  • Santa Maria de Garona
  • Cofrentes
  • Jose Cabrera

Switzerland

  • Leibstadt

Taiwan

  • Lungmen
  • Chinshan
  • Kuosheng
  • Maanshan

United Arab Emirates

  • Barakah

Ukraine

  • Chornobyl

A Tradition of Excellence

With more than 150 years of cumulative experience in the passive fire protection industry, our team provides solutions specifically developed for nuclear, power, chemical processing, and heavy industrial applications. Our comprehensive service offerings range from evaluations and installation to training and testing solutions. Our team is dedicated to providing customers with safe and efficient service to meet their unique needs.

PCI Promatec Specializations

  • Fire Stops
  • Penetration Seals
  • Fire Wrap
  • Rigid Fire Barriers
  • Financing
  • Operations and Maintenance

Markets Served

Our principal markets include both governmental and private industry nuclear research and power generation, including the fossil-fuel, heavy industrial and commercial areas of power production and manufacturing.

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Industry Leader in Safety

PCI’s culture of safety makes the difference. A safe work environment is the foundation that PCI was built upon. Our award-winning “Target Zero Incidents” safety program is absolutely integral to every project. This program provides training and keeps workers fully dedicated and accountable to the safety and integrity of your project and property. This is reflected by an EMR safety rating that far exceeds national standards.

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