Water is a well-known enemy of industrial insulation. Yet heavy rainfall, high humidity, and persistent exposure to ocean air are unavoidable for most refining and petrochemical facilities.
While insulating an asset helps maintain critical process conditions, it exposes the asset to a more serious problem – corrosion under insulation (CUI). Leaving an asset uninsulated avoids this but can lead to volatility in performance and a reduction in process yields, increased energy costs as well as negative impacts on overall performance. Pyrogel aerogel insulation prevents your facility from having to make the tough decision between protection and performance. The risk of corrosion under insulation (CUI) increases with the amount of time an asset is in contact with water. By keeping process assets drier for longer, our Pyrogel flexible aerogel blanket insulation delivers superior defense against CUI to protect your assets, process performance, and your bottom line.
Our patent-protected, high-performance aerogels are distributed evenly throughout the Pyrogel blanket, thus forming an inherently hydrophobic composite. Unlike surface-coated insulations, Pyrogel’s durable hydrophobe provides maximum protection against water ingress, even on cut edges. We have also developed Cryogel Z cryogenic insulation to help LNG facilities and offshore platforms mitigate CUI.