1 July 2022

Insulation

Insulation

Insulator: low thermal conductor that keeps heat confined within or outside a system

Benefits

  • Reduced fuel consumption
  • Better process control
  • Corrosion prevention
  • Fire protection of equipment
  • Absorbing of vibration
  • Protects staff: hot surfaces, radiant heat

 

Selection criteria

  • Operating temperature of the system
  • Type of fuel being fired
  • Material:
  1. Resistance to heat, weather, fire/flames
  2. Thermal conductivity, thermal diffusivity
  3. Ability to withstand various conditions,
  • Permeability
  • Total cost: material purchase, installing and maintenance

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