Product Announcement from Pittsburgh Corning (FOAMGLAS® insulation)
The Adriatic LNG project has been developed with safety and longevity as priorities. That's why FOAMGLAS® cellular glass insulation was selected. FOAMGLAS® insulation provides outstanding fire protection for pipework and vessels, even without the application of traditional fire protection products. In case of a hydrocarbon fire not only is there protection for the pipework and equipment but for the personnel too who are protected since FOAMGLAS® insulation will not produce dangerous smoke.
All LNG Process pipe work up to 42 inch diameter plus condenser / vessels and pumps were insulated with FOAMGLAS® insulation in 2 or 3 layers (in accordance with the ExxonMobil Specification. All FOAMGLAS® elements, consisting of straight pipe shells, segments, and flange insulation, were delivered prefabricated to save time on site. The outer layer joints were sealed with PITTSEAL® 444 mastic and then a Butyl Foil vapour barrier was applied, before an outer jacket of fibreglass or Stainless Steel.