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Introduction to Industrial Insulation

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Designing an insulation system is more nuanced than simply selecting a material that has a maximum use temperature above the operating temperature of your system.

Industrial insulation is used throughout the world in refineries, power generation plants, and manufacturing facilities, among other industrial operations. Like all insulations, industrial insulation is used to control temperature. However, industrial insulation must withstand extreme conditions and harsh environments that are not encountered in everyday commercial or residential applications.

This article describes a few of the many varieties of industrial insulation and discusses some of the factors that you should consider before choosing insulation for a specific application.

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