Annual inspections of high-energy piping (HEP) involve removing the insulation and metal jacketing covering these systems. During these inspections, power generation facilities often find degradation of rigid calcium silicate insulation requiring replacement. This leads to unnecessary expenditure and the potential for increased downtime.
Pyrogel® HPS blankets are engineered to provide exceptional thermal performance and value at service temperatures up to 1200° (650°C). It sustains thermal protection while resisting thermal insulation’s traditional enemies—heat, water, and mechanical damage. Pyrogel’s durability means that it can be reinstalled after inspections, saving both time and the expenses associated with replacing degraded insulation.
Insulation makes up less than 1% of the cost of a new combined-cycle power plant, but its installation can span 20% of the construction schedule.