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

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Chapter Three

Material Selection for Thermal Insulation

Abstract

This chapter covers the minimum requirements and fundamental concepts relating to the composition, size, dimensions, physical properties, inspection, packaging, and marking of a wide range of thermal insulations for use on pipe and equipment surfaces such as mineral wool insulation, rigid and semi-rigid mineral fiber block and board thermal insulation, mineral blanket and blanket-type pipe insulation, calcium silicate preformed block and pipe section thermal insulation, cellular glass, baked cork, and rigid cellular polyurethane and polyisocyanurate and filler insulation. In addition, vapor barriers, joint sealants, adhesive materials, metallic jacketing, and accessory materials are ...

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