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Industrial Insulation Solutions Guide
IIG manufactures a wide variety of solutions to meet the requirements of your insulation application based on what matters: thermal performance, proven industry track record, corrosion under insulation (CUI) and installed cost. Insulation Comparison Guide...

TB 002: Insulation Disaster Relief
TB 002: Insulation Disaster Relief
Pipe and vessel insulation has two critical roles in refineries and chemical processing plants in addition to saving energy: controlling process temperature and protecting workers. Insulation failure can result in injury, fire danger, material waste and equipment damage. If your plant was shut down or damaged by flooding, natural disaster or fire you need to be sure the insulation is still functional before restarting. Here is what to look for and what to do about it...

TB 004: Insulation and Pressure Relief Systems on Process Equipment
TB 004: Insulation and Pressure Relief Systems on Process Equipment
Insulation is used for many reasons in the petroleum and chemical industry. The most common use is for energy savings and personnel protection. Insulation can also be useful in reducing the problem of containing vapors and the expense of providing large relief systems in the event of a fire. A properly designed insulation system will reduce the amount of heat absorption into a vessel and significantly reduce the amount of vapor generated and increase the amount of time before internal pressure reaches a critical point and the relief system opens...

TB 005: Thermo-12 Gold and Super Firetemp L - Fire Protection for the Petrochemical Industry
TB 005: Thermo-12 Gold and Super Firetemp L - Fire Protection for the Petrochemical Industry
Nowhere is the threat of fire a greater concern than in the petrochemical industry. History records several major fires in petroleum and chemical facilities. Today, this industry is increasing its interest of fire protection in an effort to avoid the severe consequences of a major fire. Thermo-12 Gold Calcium Silicate insulation normally used for heat conservation and personnel protection can also provide fire protection...

TB 006: Typical Ratings for Super Firetemp L and Super Firetemp M
TB 006: Typical Ratings for Super Firetemp L and Super Firetemp M
Use this table to estimate the thickness of Super Firetemp L or Super Firetemp M. The table represents the most common applications. More specific information is available from IIG. For Structural Steel fire protection, use Super Firetemp L unless the product is going to be exposed to physical abuse such as warehouses, then use Super Firetemp M...

TB 008: R Values of IIG Insulation Products
TB 008: R Values of IIG Insulation Products
The R Values are shown for various thicknesses of IIG Products. This table is for the R Value at room temperature (75°F)...

TB 009 - Stress Corrosion Cracking of Austenitic Stainless Steel
TB 009 - Stress Corrosion Cracking of Austenitic Stainless Steel
Stress corrosion cracking is the failure of austenitic stainless steels caused by the combined action of a corrosive atmosphere and residual stress in the metal. The most common corrosive ion is the chloride ion. The chloride ion can come from wash down water, brine, sea water, potable water, cleaning solutions, or one of a variety of other sources including the insulation itself...

TB 011: Compressive Strengths of High Temperature Thermal Insulation
TB 011: Compressive Strengths of High Temperature Thermal Insulation
The compressive strength of different types of high temperature thermal insulation varies enormously. Furthermore, some insulations significantly degrade with temperature exposure. For this bulletin, “high temperature” refers to insulations rated for continuous use on surfaces from 450°F (232°C) to 1200°F (650°C)...

TB 012: Thermo-12 Gold with XOX Inhibits Corrosion
TB 012: Thermo-12 Gold with XOX Inhibits Corrosion
Since the inception of the Industrial Insulation Group in 2002, Thermo-12® Gold Calcium Silicate high temperature pipe and block insulation has incorporated XOX, a unique process and formulation, that actually inhibits corrosion under insulation (CUI) on steel surfaces.. The testing reported in this bulletin, which was done by an independent lab, shows that the XOX feature inhibits corrosion significantly relative to other Calcium Silicate and to other high temperature insulation products. Since product performance characteristics can vary greatly from “out-of-the-box” to “in-service” conditions, the following evaluations were designed and incorporated to consider both...

TB 013: Building Insulation and Fire Proofing: LEED Certification
TB 013: Building Insulation and Fire Proofing: LEED Certification
IIG is North America’s leading producer of high temperature insulation products. IIG MinWool insulation products help improve thermal efficiency, sound control, moisture control, and reduced emissions. IIG products can help you achieve LEED Certification. IIG insulation improves the thermal efficiency and reduces the amount of energy required to heat and cool the building...

TB 015: Water Repellent (Hydrophobic) Thermal Insulation
TB 015: Water Repellent (Hydrophobic) Thermal Insulation
An important thermal insulation design consideration is minimizing water intrusion. The potential problems arising from water intrusion include: loss of thermal performance, increased surface temperatures creating safety concerns due to increased rate of heat transfer and moisture induced compression, potential corrosion to pipe and equipment impacting safety and system design life...

TB 016: Non-Combustible Thermal Insulation
TB 016: Non-Combustible Thermal Insulation
IIG is dedicated to empowering personnel to make safe choices, strengthening the safety of processes and protecting our planet. In facilities where there is potential fire danger involving combustible process fluids and elevated temperatures, including petrochemical plants and refineries, non-combustibility of thermal insulation is an important safety and design criterion...

TB 014: Diesel Generator Exhaust Insulation
TB 014: Diesel Generator Exhaust Insulation
For years, the question on what is the best product to use for insulating diesel generator exhaust has been asked many times. Two products commonly used are calcium silicate pipe insulation and Mineral Wool Pipe Insulation. IIG manufactures both products and can provide some good information on the system design...


Thermal Coatings vs Traditional Insulation
The primary function of thermal insulations is to reduce the rate of heat transfer. Industrial insulation coatings are often promoted by manufacturers as a viable alternative to traditional insulations. While this viability may be true in some applications, the performance characteristics of coatings and traditional insulations are dramatically different. The distinguishing factor is that traditional insulations meet a broader range of safety requirements by reducing heat transfer and meeting safe-to-touch requirements. This bulletin compares the advantages and disadvantages of using thermal insulation coatings versus traditional insulation products based on third-party testing.

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