Marine Applications

Progress on the high sea

System solutions for insulation in shipbuilding

Insulation for refrigeration and air conditioning system components in cruise liners is subject to extremely strict requirements. The high humidity levels and limited space dictate a flexible and closed cell material. In addition to the environmental compatibility of the insulation materials used, fire safety is another main concern due to the danger to crew and passengers.

In shipbuilding, Armacell’s halogen-free elastomeric insulation materials are primarily used on the coolant lines for the air-conditioning systems and the refrigeration lines for food storage and drinking water on luxury cruise liners. The material's impressive properties include outstanding insulation performance and lightweight construction, as well as low smoke density, toxicity and corrosive gas in the event of fire.

Successful Armacell shipbuilding projects:

  • Panamax class ships (STX Finland Cruise Oy)
  • Voyager class ships (STX Finland Cruise Oy)
  • Radiance of the Seas (Meyer Werft)
  • Queen Mary II (ALSTOM Chantiers de l’Atlantique)
  • Emerald Princess (Fincantieri)