With cold insulation it is imperative to prevent heat energy to enter the system and affect the chemical process.
At temperature extremes ranging down to minus 196 deg C it is imperative to prevent moisture from entering the insulation system, as this will reduce the systems performance and in the event of freezing, could even damage the insulation and cladding. i.e the ice will form, continue to grow and expand until the insulation and cladding are ruptured.
The greater the temperature difference between ambient and process temperature, the greater the “pull” of moisture to the pipe or vessel surface, and consequently, the greater the need for an effective and durable barrier system.
Cryogenic insulation systems can be significantly more demanding on the skillsets of the insulation technician. Caledonia cryogenic technicians are experienced and extensively trained in cryogenic work. This skill set combined with our Engineering and design support team ensures that we can not only deliver, but design, select the materials, and ultimately develop the highest performing cryogenic insulation system.