CEP: Material Matters - Modeling Ceramic Fiber Insulation for CPI Applications

April
2014

Insulating materials developed for the aerospace industry may soon gain broader acceptance in the chemical process industries (CPI), thanks in part to a Materials Technology Institute (MTI) project. CPI companies are beginning to consider the use of lightweight, highly porous, ceramic fiber insulations to replace firebrick and refractories in high-temperature, high-pressure applications. However, a lack of experimental data and predictive models, especially in high-pressure environments, has limited their use in chemical plants.


 

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