Product Info

Cryogel® Z

Flexible Cryogenic Insulation for Cold Work

Cryogel® Z cryogenic insulation is used in below-ambient-temperature applications in the oil and gas processing industry (LNG, LPG, ethylene, etc.) and industrial appliances. Cryogel® Z has the lowest k-value of any widely used cryogenic insulation material, reducing thicknesses by 50%-80%. Cryogel® Z’s flexible blanket form, with a factory-applied vapor barrier, is both fast to install and durable, resulting in lower-cost, higher performing designs.

Physical Properties

 Thickness*   0.20 in (5 mm)  0.40 in (10 mm)
 Material Form*  57 in (1,450 mm) wide x 211 ft (64 m) long rolls  57 in (1,450 mm) wide x 126 ft (38 m) long rolls
 Max. Use Temp.  257ºF (125ºC)
 Color  White
 Density*  10.0 lb/ft³ (0.16 g/cc)
 Hydrophobic  Yes

* Nominal values.

Advantages

Superior Thermal Performance
Up to five times better thermal performance than competing insulation products

Reduced Thickness and Profile
Equal thermal resistance at a fraction of the thickness

Less Time and Labor to Install
Cryogel® Z insulation is easily cut and conformed to complex shapes, tight curvatures, and spaces with restricted access

Zero Permeability Due to Integral Vapor Barrier
Provides redundant moisture protection in an easy-to-install package

Physically Robust and Impact Resistant
Soft and flexible but with excellent spring back, Cryogel Z recovers its thermal performance even after compression events as high as 100 psi, protecting critical assets from compromise due to tool strikes, footfalls, lifting, and transportation

Shipping and Warehousing Savings
Reduced material volume, high packing density, and low scrap rates can reduce shipping volumes by a factor of five or more compared to rigid, pre-formed insulations

Eliminates Contraction Joints
Because it remains flexible even at cryogenic temperatures, Cryogel® Z cryogenic insulation eliminates the contraction joints used to prevent compressive failure in other insulation materials

Environmentally Safe
Landfill disposable, shot-free, with no respirable fiber content

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