Nothing Sour about latest Test Results from Silver Fox

Top Quote Silver Fox's labels perform extremely well in H2S Sour Gas exposure tests. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) January 16, 2015 - Silver Fox is a leading UK manufacturer of labelling solutions and has been successfully supplying to the Energy, Oil and Gas, Power and Data & Telecom industries worldwide for over 30 years, and more recently into the Rail industry, Silver Fox has been modernising the way cables can be labelled in all sectors, with the key drivers being quality and durability, time saving and prompt delivery.

    One of the ways Silver fox can demonstrate their commitment to quality is from testing their solutions at independent laboratories for a variety of critical and extreme conditions.

    One such test is for exposure to Hydrogen Sulphide (H2S). H2S is very chemically aggressive - causing the loss of mechanical properties and/or discolouration. It is also a significant health and safety issue in the Oil and Gas industry, with a limit of 10 parts per million (ppm) in an 8 hour shift.

    Since Silver Fox labels are used extensively in the Oil and Gas sector, the decision was taken to undertake accelerated independent testing to measure how their solutions would react where H2S is present. Their labels were successfully tested for 20,000 ppm for 7 days, at 30°C and 10 bar pressure. This accelerated test demonstrated a life expectancy in excess of 50 years at 10ppm. The stated personal expose limit.

    The results were fantastic. The performance was evaluated by measuring changes in visual observation after exposure. All labels tested were intact after being exposed. The characters on the labels were all clear, not blurred - which can be a common side effect of H2S Gas. Printed words on the labels remained legible and the actual labels had not deteriorated or discoloured.

    Labels successfully tested include: Fox Flo® tie-on cable labels, Legend™ tie-on cable labels, Legend™ Heat shrink and Non-Shrink and Endurance® Pipeline Identification Tapes.

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