Australasian showcase for new PFP coating as PPG attends AOG 2014

Exhibitions, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Oil Industry, Technical, Technology — By on February 11, 2014 at 12:57 PM

PPG Pitt-Char Fire_1Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 10 February 2014. PPG Industries will introduce its newest product for the oil and gas industry at this month’s Australasian Oil and Gas Exhibition in Perth.  Launched late last year, PITT-CHAR® XP is a dual-performance cryogenic spill protection coating which protects against extremely high and low temperatures in marine and industrial environments.

Designed as a flexible epoxy-based intumescent passive fire protective (PFP) coating,  PITT-CHAR XP can prevent steel structures from heating up rapidly in the event of a fire by providing insulative protection against high temperatures. It can also be used as an insulative method of protecting structural steel from exposure to the extremely cold temperatures that can result in the event of a cryogenic liquid spill, a feature that is of particular interest to the LNG market.

Paul Greigger, Technical Manager PITT-CHAR, PPG Industries says: “PITT-CHAR XP offers low-temperature flexibility, cryogenic capability, hydrocarbon fire protection, jet fire resistance and blast resistance. It can be used in environments where hydrocarbon pool and jet fires are a risk, particularly under cryogenic and explosion overpressure conditions. It provides enhanced resistance to cracking on flexing and vibrating structures and delays the loss of load-bearing capacity and integrity, buying time for personnel to evacuate to a safe area.”

The Australasian Oil and Gas Exhibition & Conference (AOG) is the first major industry event of the international oil and gas calendar in 2014 and will bring together more than 500 exhibitors from across 20 countries and 15, 000 visitors. AOG 2014 will take place at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre from 19-21 February.PPG will exhibit on Stand U34.


PPG Industries’ vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products’ company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in nearly 70 countries around the world. Sales in 2013 were $15.1 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit and follow @PPGIndustries on Twitter.

To find out more about PPG’s protective coatings, visit

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