Industrial plants began using insulation in hot applications to help conserve energy generated they had generated or invested in their processes. However, the use of traditional insulation products soon created additional process problems, such as corrosion under insulation (CUI). When insulation soaks up water, it creates an environment that promotes CUI, resulting in severe asset degradation and potential loss of containment. Beyond the costly safety concerns, when insulation becomes wet, its ability to insulate drops considerably, rendering it nearly useless as an insulator.
Aspen Aerogels’ insulation blankets resist water and stay drier for longer, promoting a system that does not suffer this same corrosive environment. In addition, our line of Pyrogel® blankets was engineered to stand up to the main enemies of insulation: heat, water, and mechanical abuse. This allows industrial operators the chance to reuse the material and stop worrying about underperforming insulation.