17 Apr 2018

Bilbao, Spain - Intertek, a Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide, recently collaborated with Technokontrol to assess the properties of fuels that comes into contact with client’s fireproof safety system.

Technokontrol, a Spanish company specializing in the development of safety and environmental technologies, has developed an alloy mesh (TK alloy) whose aim is to improve the security of people and facilities in high risk areas. The TK alloy, approved by NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) and ExxonMobil, reduces the speed of reaction of physical-mechanical factors that might cause explosions in fuel tanks containing liquid or gaseous petroleum or chemical products which are exposed to temperatures of up to 850ºC for over eight and a half hours.

With 25-year track record of leading the oil and gas industry with quality and quantity assurance, Intertek Caleb Brett Bilbao, an ISO 17025 accredited Laboratory that specializes in quality testing and control across a broad range of petroleum products, performed a one-year study to verify that the properties of hydrocarbons, such as volatility, are unchanged when the product comes into contact with TK alloy. Intertek's Total Quality Assurance experts also determined the evaporation reduction percentage of the hydrocarbons contained in the tank. The aim of the study was to ensure that the product’s quality was not altered and maintains its specific features.

Julián Peinado, Technical Director at Intertek Caleb Brett Bilbao Laboratory, said: “We are delighted to have worked with Technokontrol by performing quality testing of petrochemical products that come in contact with its fire-proof systems and delivering a bespoke Assurance solution for our client. We are proud to deliver on our core purpose of bringing quality and safety to life by collaborating with innovative solutions, that will help to mitigate the risk of explosion when transporting or storing petrochemicals within the maritime, aviation and inland trade."

For Media Information

Please contact:
Iker Albestain
Marcomms Manager
Tel: +34 902 377 388
Email: iker.albestain@intertek.com

For Technical Information

Please contact:
Julián Peinado
Lab Technical Director
Email: julian.peinado@intertek.com

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Intertek is a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide. Through our network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 43,000 people in more than 100 countries, the Group is re-defining the industry with our Total Quality Assurance proposition. We go beyond physical quality control to provide total peace of mind through our innovative and bespoke Assurance, Testing, Inspection and Certification solutions for our customers’ operations and supply chains. Intertek Total Quality Assurance expertise, delivered consistently, with precision, pace and passion, enabling our customers to power ahead safely.