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Subsea Insulation

Dow Corning® XTI-1003 RTV Silicone
Rubber Insulation – proven
solid silicone insulation for subsea
flow assurance.


Protect subsea equipment with advanced, non-syntactic silicone insulation

Based on solid silicone science, Dow Corning® XTI-1003 RTV Silicone Rubber Insulation is designed to help achieve a more reliable, cost-efficient and lower-risk subsea wet insulation system for HP/HT equipment used in deepwater production and tieback systems. The "pure silicone" technology has potential advantages over syntactic urethanes, epoxies and silicones to help prevent flowline blockages and provide specified no-touch times for shutdowns.

Our non-syntactic, two-part, room-temperature-curing thermal insulation solution, Dow Corning® XTI-1003 RTV Silicone Rubber Insulation, offers:

  • High performance – To help operators meet specified needs for structural and thermal integrity in high-temperature/high-pressure environments.
  • Ease of application – To ensure reliable performance by helping coating specialists reduce process inconsistencies and optimize quality control.

Advantages of Dow Corning® XTI-1003 RTV Silicone Rubber Insulation

pipe protected with Dow Corning® XTI-1003 RTV Silicone Rubber Insulation
  • Thermal stability across a wide temperature range
  • Good insulating properties for longer cooldown times
  • Excellent flexibility and resistance to cracking
  • Easier processing for simple and complex structures
  • Joint integrity with strong silicone-to-silicone bonding
  • Fast addition-reaction cure at ambient temperatures in unlimited thickness; can be accelerated with heat
  • Available in yellow or translucent

Differentiating performance summary

CharacteristicDow Corning® XTI-1003 RTV
Silicone Rubber Insulation
High temperatureVery good
Application easeVery good
Joint strengthExcellent
Shelf lifeVery good
EHS profileVery good
Water absorptionGood
Cost in useGood

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