Alvex-PF
Passive Fire Protection

Fire Protection for High Pressure Mist Systems and Other Metallic Pipes

  • Complies with the latest SOLAS Regulation No. II-2/21 & II-2/22
"Safe Return to Port"
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Taking Safety at Sea to the Next Level

ALVEX PF is a Passive Fire Protection System specifically designed to guard the safety of life and property at sea.

Marine IndustryALVEX PF delivers a unique system to the marine industry that provides fire safety at sea and ensures that vessels have a safe return to port.

ALVEX PF complies with the highest fire standards in the marine industry mandated by the International Marine Organization and enforced by USCG and classification societies.

ALVEX PF provides passive fire protection for critical marine equipment such as water mist pipes and communication and electrical cables, on board passenger and military vessels, and on rigs at sea.

McAllister Mills leverages 30 years of expertise driving innovation

McAllister Mills Logo Unlike most manufacturers of Passive Fire Protection systems, McAllister Mills is a vertically integrated manufacturer converting high temperature fibers into our own innovative products which enables us to rapidly design, fabricate and deliver the most technologically advanced economical passive fire systems for marine applications. Our technical experts are always available to support your design and field personnel through all phases of the project.

Fire Protection for High Pressure Mist Systems and Other Metallic Pipes

ALVEX PF Systems are designed to protect Fire Spray System Piping and Tubing per the latest SOLAS regulation II-2/21 and II-2/22. ALVEX PF is totally inorganic, flexible, high-temperature insulation specifically designed to provide passive fire protection for marine applications. ALVEX PF chemistry is designed to enhance biosolubility.as well as provide superior fire resistance. ALVEX PF provides high tensile strength, flexibility and superior thermal and acoustical properties. ALVEX PF is chemically stable and its thermal properties are unaffected after exposure to water immersion or high humidity. ALVEX PF is lightweight and easy to install.

  • Complies with the latest SOLAS Regulation II-2/21 & II-2/22
  • Meets A60 fire test as per IMO FTP Code Fire Test Requirements; Res.A.754(18)
  • Classification Temperature 1100ºC
  • Structural Insulation – Fire Protection for bulkheads and decks
  • Significant weight savings versus mineral wool systems
  • Flexible blanket is easy to cut and install

Areas of Protection by ALVEX PF

  • Water mist pipes
  • Propulsion system steel pipes
  • Navigational systems metal pipes and cables
  • Internal and external communications pipes and cables
  • Fixed fire-fighting system pipes
  • Bilge and ballast pipes
  • Water tight doors activation cables and conduits
Step 2: Wrap material around pipe.

Installation Procedure

Step 1: Lay material on Pipe with Tape as shown. Step 1: Lay material on Pipe with Tape as shown.
Step 2: Wrap material around pipe. Step 2: Wrap material around pipe.
Step 3: Remove inner layer of exposed Tape and press Tape to secure. Step 3: Remove inner layer of exposed Tape and press Tape to secure.
Step 4: Wrap Ties around the Tape and pull end tight and secure. Step 4: Wrap Ties around the Tape and pull end tight and secure.

Alvex PF Details

Standard Product Dimensions*

Product Code Pipe Size
P12-38-100-6 12mm OD
P30-38-200-6 30mm OD
P38-38-225-6 38mm OD
P60-38-300-6 60mm OD
P80-38-425-6 80mm OD
P100-38-525-6 100mm OD
P125-38-600-6 120mm OD
P150-38-650-6 150mm OD
P200-38-1050-6 200mm OD

* Other sizes available – Please inquire with your special requirements

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Latest Alvex PF Updates

New Product – Alvex-PF Capsules for Sprinkler Valves

In response to industry demand, McAllister Mills has recently launched Alvex-PF Capsules for protection of water mist valves. This innovative new product to the Alvex line, consists of a customized Alvex-PF Passive Fire Protection System, providing A60 protection for a crucial Valve system connected to the High Pressure Fire Mist System. Alvex-PF system provides ongoing assurances [...]

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Lloyd’s Type Approval Certification Complete for Alvex-PF

After months of rigorous testing by independent laboratories, Alvex-PF has received Lloyd’s Register Certificate of Fire Approval for A-60 rating. This certification means that Alvex-PF complies with the latest SOLAS Regulation II-2/21 & II-2/22 which mandates the SAFE RETURN TO PORT for all new passenger vessels. With this certification, Alvex-PF is the only A-60 rated [...]

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Final Testing of ALVEX-PF Passive FireProtection System

ALVEX-PF is set for final Fire Testing the end of May 2011 to IMO and USCG standards. Application to Lloyds is complete, they await final testing for approval. Final testing and certifications are expected by early Summer.

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Virginia based ALVEX– PF Production Facility Prepares for State of the Art Production

Production is set to begin in late May in Independence, Virginia USA at McAllister Mill’s latest manufacturing site. Investments have been made in 2010 to produce ALVEX PF Passive Fire Systems for large programs in the following segments; Cruise Ships, Passenger Ferries, Offshore and other Specialty Ships. Full scale production will be run- ning by [...]

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