Insulation Systems: Marine

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Our Expert Insulation Installation Maximizes Efficiency & Cost Savings

PCI provides a variety of insulation services for the marine industry including:

  • Structural insulation for thermal, acoustic, and structural fire protection
  • Piping, ventilation and machinery insulation
  • Removal and reinstallation of both structural and mechanical insulation on Navy, Coast Guard, NOAA, and Military Sealift Command vessels
  • Work on mechanical insulation systems for the repair product line

Structural Insulation for New Construction

Thermal Insulation

PCI designs and installs faced glass fiber hullboard as a thermal insulation and finishing surface in/on:

  • overheads & bulkheads
  • beams
  • air conditioned areas

Sound Insulation

PCI designs and installs perforated faced hull board, absorption septa, and acoustical linings in control spaces or accommodation areas that are noise sensitive to meet rigorous habitability specifications.

Structural Fire Protection

PCI designs and installs a complete range of shipboard passive fire protection systems. High temperature, time-rated fire boundaries are created by PCI’s application of IMO, US Navy and US Coast Guard-approved insulation board.

Repair Services

PCI is the first-choice provider of marine insulation repair services for not only U.S. Navy’s Pacific Fleet but also a wide array of private owners and operators. PCI has performed insulation removal and replacement on watercraft as varied as steam-driven yachts from the early 1900’s to the latest nuclear-propelled aircraft carriers. No structural or mechanical insulation repair job is beyond our capability. PCI also guarantees our pricing is both reliable and competitive.

Insulation types include:

  • Fire Boundaries (A-60)
  • Sound dampening
  • Thermal regulating
  • Exhaust
  • Boilers / Steam
  • HVAC / Ventilation Duct
  • Pipe Lagging
  • Hot water
  • Chilled water
  • Refrigeration
  • PCMS Tile
  • Personnel protection
  • Spray Shields

 

Material Sales

PCI sells marine insulation materials to suit a variety of applications. To accommodate your needs, our extensive inventory can be shipped or delivered locally with limited notice.

PCI also maintains an on-site fabrication facility that can manufacture insulation products tailored to your specifications. All insulation products manufactured by PCI are designed to meet stringent IMO, US Navy, and US Coast Guard requirements.

Examples of material for sale include:

  • Fiberglass Hull / Structural Board Insulation
  • Fiberglass Pipe Covering Insulation
  • Fiberglass Blanket / Roll
  • Mineral Wool
  • Elastomeric Foam Rubber
  • Calcium Silicate
  • Fire Wrap
  • Specialty Insulation
  • Mastics / Adhesives

Marine Asbestos Abatement

Our AHERA state-certified asbestos technicians take the worry out of asbestos removal and disposal. PCI can also facilitate an asbestos survey with bulk sampling and laboratory testing to determine if asbestos is present on a vessel.

Marine Abatement

Other PCI Insulation Services Include:

Design Services

PCI has vast experience in the design of all shipboard insulation requirements, to include:

  • Structural boundaries
  • Piping systems
  • Ventilation duct and other mechanical systems

Trained Insulators

We use significant resources to continually train our personnel to work correctly, safely and efficiently so that our customers receive the quality they expect.

Warehouse Services

PCI has significant storage capability (34,000 sf) and a unique management system to facilitate movement of your inventory requirements — from tracking incoming shipments, to projecting material consumption and planning for discrete usage.

HVAC & Piping Systems

PCI designs and installs many types of insulation to meet the design criteria required by the HVAC system. Our insulation design and installation will meet habitability requirements, prevent condensation, and reduce noise per the customer’s requirements.

Auxiliary Propulsions

PCI designs and installs insulation systems for auxiliary piping systems and propulsion equipment for system integrity, personnel protection, and fire rated boundaries.

Fabrication Facility

PCI designs and installs removable insulation products designed to stringent IMO, US Navy and US Coast Guard requirements. Products include:

  • Specialty removable blankets
  • Removable spray shields
  • Hi-temperature removable pads

 

PCI is long-standing member of SNAME & ASHRAE.

T-AKE Dry Cargo / Auxiliary Program (14 Total Ships)

Location: San Diego, CA
Owner: General Dynamics / NASSCO

Scope: Structural Insulation (Thermal, Acoustic & Fire Protective) Mechanical Insulation (Chill Water, Ducts), Industrial (HT Exhaust Work)

Awards/Recognition: Numerous Awards for Safety, Environmental & Supply Chain Excellence

British Petroleum Alaska Class Tankers (4 Total Ships)

Location: San Diego, CA
Owner: General Dynamics / NASSCO

Scope: Structural Insulation (Thermal, Acoustic & Fire Protective) Industrial Work (High-Pressure Steam, Condensate, Heated Oil Lines, Exhausts)

Awards/Recognition: Awards for Safety & Environmental Efforts

Totem Ocean Trailer Express Ro/Ro Tankers (2 Total Ships)

Location: San Diego, CA
Owner: General Dynamics / NASSCO

Scope: Structural Insulation (Thermal, Acoustic & Fire Protective) Industrial Work (High-Pressure Steam, Condensate, Heated Oil Lines, Exhausts)

Awards/Recognition: Awards for Safety

SLN Strategic Sealift Program (8 Total Ships)

Location: San Diego, CA
Owner: National Steel and Shipbuilding (NASSCO)

Scope: Structural Insulation (Thermal, Acoustic & Fire Protective) Mechanical Insulation (Chill Water, Ducts), Industrial (Gas Turbine Exhaust Work)

Awards/Recognition: Numerous Safety Awards, Subcontractor Efforts

PC-1 Product Tankers

Location: San Diego, CA
Owner: General Dynamics / NASSCO

Scope: Structural Insulation (Thermal, Acoustic & Fire Protective) Industrial Work (High-Pressure Steam, Condensate, Heated Oil Lines, Exhausts)

SLC Strategic Sealift Ships - Conversions (3 ships total)

Location: San Diego, CA
Owner: National Steel and Shipbuilding (NASSCO)

Scope: Structural Insulation (Thermal, Acoustic & Fire Protective) Mechanical Insulation (Chill Water, Ducts), Industrial (Gas Turbine Exhaust Work)

Awards/Recognition: Safety Excellence

AOE Supply Class Combat Support Program (4 ships total)

Location: San Diego, CA
Owner: National Steel and Shipbuilding (NASSCO)

Scope: Structural Insulation (Thermal, Acoustic & Fire Protective) Mechanical Insulation (Chill Water, Ducts), Industrial (Gas Turbine Exhaust Work)

Awards/Recognition: Safety Excellence

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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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Providing the World’s Finest Marine Insulation Services Since 1959