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Insulation products are characterised by one important feature: very poor heat conductivity. A material that conducts heat poorly is per definition very good at maintaining a significant temperature difference on either side of the material. In contrast, most metals are excellent conductors of heat, meaning that an entire piece of metal gets hot very quickly, even when only heated at one end. This is also why metals are never used for insulation purposes. Materials with poor heat conductivity stay substantially cool, even when one area is heated.
Materials like asbestos, glass fibre, ceramics, webbing, cloth blankets and either twisted or braided ropes conduct heat very poorly and as such, they are the preferred materials used in the manufacture of insulation products. Insulation and protection covers can be made out of these materials or a composite of them, depending on the requirements of the client and the specifics of the application. Other considerations that have to be taken into account are the type of chemicals present and their likely reaction with the insulation material. It is important to select insulation that is also inert enough not to react with liquids and gases, risking a breakdown of the insulation material.
When it comes to the transportation, storage and containment of various liquids, hazardous materials and cryogenic gases, insulation is always an important component. Without the requisite insulation, damage may occur to machinery and dangerous chemicals may leak due to excessive heat or cold that was not successfully contained.
BEP Bestobell is not only an international leader in the manufacture of advanced technological and engineering products like cryogenic valves; we also manufacture market leading insulation products for virtually any industrial application. Contact us today for more information.