Offshore heat shielding

Flexible offshore heat and flare protection

Offshore heat shielding

Flexible offshore heat and flare protection

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Offshore heat shielding

Designed to provide protection from heat flares and heat radiation, Galebreaker heat shields are essential for hazardous off-shore environments such as oil rigs or FPSOs.

Extensively tested against extreme temperatures from radiant sources, our fabric heat shields can be used for either permanent or temporary protection, and their strong, lightweight materials ensure fast installation without compromising drilling performance.

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Heat shield benefits

  • Protection against heat flare
  • Lightweight, robust and durable
  • Marine grade fixings – no welding
  • Safety wires for zero droppage
  • Max. radiation protection 10KW/m2 (3100 BTU/Hr/ft2)
  • Long term radiation protection 6.3KW/m2 (1950 BTU/Hr/ft2) 
  • Radiant heat reduction of upto 86% (300mm behind the shields)
  • 6x lighter than traditional steel shields
  • Easy and fast to install – fixes to your existing structure without welding or drilling
  • Inexpensive to ship
  • Bespoke products for both  temporary or permanent solutions

Key features

  • Temperature range -30°C to +180°C
  • Heat radiation protection up to 10 kW/m²
  • High UV and abrasion resistance
  • Total weight 2.5kg/m²
  • Wind load design up to 120mph


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Fixing and safety

Galebreaker’s fabric heat shields feature a patented built-in tensioning system, making them quick and easy to install off-shore. All fixings are stainless steel marine grade (316 standard) and hot dipped galvanised. Protective wraps and stainless steel safety wires are also installed for health and safety to prevent droppage.


Galebreaker heat shields are designed to fit onto either your existing structure or subframe and a full specification document is available to assist you with design if required. We have flexible shield solutions for both temporary and permanent projects to suit requirements. Typically, when installing fabric, there is no additional sub-structure required.

The experienced Galebreaker team provides a complete service, from consultancy, site survey and shield design, to fabrication and installation supervision by qualified personnel.

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Watch this short animation to understand how we affix to your structure.



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