pyrogel

Pyrogel XT & XTF - Flexible Insulation for Hot Work

Product for moderate to high temperatures:  
- 40°C to 650°C
Thicknesses: 0.20in (5mm), 0.40in (10mm)

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Our best selling flexible Aerogel blanket insulation, Pyrogel delivers better thermal performance, improved durability and faster installation times than the incumbent insulation materials used in industrial hot applications today.

Pyrogel withstands high temperature environments, providing excellent thermal performance under extreme conditions, also delivering acoustic performances for noise reduction. With hydrophobic agents preventing CUI (corrosion under insulation), superior strength, durability and longevity, all at a reduced profile compared to incumbent technologies, the energy savings are unmatched.

  

  • Space Saving - other high temperature insulation materials have to be applied in extremely large thicknesses to achieve the same results with Pyrogel XT
  • Thermal Performance - lowest K-value of any industrial insulation product
  • Durable - resists high impact loads (hundreds of psi) with no damage and no compromise in performance.  Deforms under compression with excellent bounce-back properties
  • Fire Resistant - whether it’s a pool of burning liquid hydrocarbons or a high-pressure jet fire impinging directly on the insulation, Pyrogel protects piping and equipment better than any other insulation material on the market
  • Lightweight - lighter than other insulation material on an installed basis. Pyrogel can be safely handled on the job site and reduces overall loading of the pipe and equipment support structure.

 

Pyrogel  XT & XTF Advantages

Hydrophobic

The porous structure and vapour transission characteristics will not allow liquid water build up within the material, maintaining permability to water vapour, any water will be released as water vapour. If wet, Pyrogel will dry out rapidly, even after prolonged submersion.

Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI)

Pyrogel is the leading insulation product with regards to asset preservation.  Extensive independent studies has provided compelling data outperforming competing products in the market place such as:
  • Cellular Glass
  • Calcium Silicate
  • Expanded Perlite
  • Mineral Wool, including both regular and water-repellent grade (WRG)

Smaller Logistical Footprint

In various applications, Pyrogel offers a significantly higher technical outcome using 30-60% less material volume.  

When considering remote locations and complex procurement schedules, allowing on-site installation of the material where previously, due to evironmental contraints, this could not be considered.

Lower Total Cost of Ownership

Lower installation costs, lower shipping costs and consistent thermal performance over the lifecycle translates to early pay-back and less on-going capital costs associated with maintenance.

Lower Installation Costs

Pyrogel can be installed in a one-step process, approximately 50% faster than the application of Calcium Silicate or Cellular Glass resulting in considerable labour savings.  

Pyrogel is supplied in blanket form on rolls, which can be cut to suit to any pipe diameter.  Logistically this allows for flexibility when scheduling the release for work fronts, compared with the possible delay awaiting fabrication and delivery of specific diameter and thickness of pre-formed Calcium Silicate or Cellular Glass. 


Environmental Benefits

Primary benefit is reduction in atmospheric emissions due to lower energy consumption where Pyrogel is used.

Aerogel insulation requires 30-60% less material verses conventional alternatives such as PIR and Cellular Glass.  Therefore less material produced means less waste generated both during production and for end-of-life disposal. The net environmental impact from the manufacturing and solid waste is conservatively assumed to be less than 2% providing a sound solution for environmentally sensitive areas.


Energy Benefits

Heating and cooling of commercial assets is directly responsible for 11% of Australia's national greenhouse emissions.  Furthermore, air-conditioning systems are one of the principle causes of peak power demand requiring significant capital expenditure in electrical infrastructure, and a primary driver on increased electricity prices.
From an industrial perspective, maintaining process control can provide significant benefits in reducing total energy usage over the life of the asset.

 

 

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