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

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Chapter Two

Thermal Insulation Installations

Abstract

This chapter covers the requirements for thermal installation from the time it is manufactured until it is in service. After insulation is produced, it passes through several phases, i.e., it is shipped, stored, possibly fabricated, reshipped to the job, installed, and finally used in the service for which it was originally specified. Each of these phases imposes a set of requirements upon the insulating material, which must be met in order for the insulation to successfully fulfill its economic function. Because of the large number of requirements and also the lack of reliable data on the requirements themselves, it is difficult to provide both an exact list of the requirements and of the properties ...

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