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Thermal Insulation Handbook for the Oil, Gas, and Petrochemical Industries by Alireza Bahadori

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1.4. Design Considerations

Thermal insulation for plant and equipment is too often considered at so late a stage in the design and erection sequence that the insulation contractor has to submit a scheme under pressure of time. The ultimate cost of insulation should be an important factor, but it is by no means the only one and the designer will base his considerations on having the right material, in the right amount, and in the right place.
Purchase, delivery, and application at the right time are not the main concern of this section, but guidance is given for assessing the influence that design considerations will have on the choice of the right material in the right amount. It is unlikely that any problem will arise for which all the factors ...

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