Resolve Mechanical Clashes

Pyrogel reduces engineering hassle and shortens construction time – reducing project cost and schedule risk.

Whether building a new plant or adding piping or equipment to an existing facility, mechanical clashes due to overly thick insulation are a headache. Dealing with mechanical clashes consumes time and money on both ends of the project. Design teams spend costly engineering hours attempting to minimize them ahead of time. Rerouting piping, deciding if they can compromise thermal protection on their piping or equipment by calling out a less-than-specified thickness of insulation. In the field, construction teams and insulators have to deal with mechanical clashes in the field. Mechanical insulation is often the last step before startup, meaning that the insulators are almost always on the critical-path-to-startup. Having to deal with an unforeseen mechanical clash, having to install 8” of insulation when there is another pipe or structure only 5” away, costs extra man-hours and causes critical schedule delays.

 If the engineering design teams and the construction/insulation teams could wave a magic wand to remove these mechanical clashes – they would certainly do so. Enter Pyrogel HPS. Pyrogel HPS instantly decreases the insulation thickness by 40-60%, allowing piping and equipment to fit where it would not have fit before. Maintain your as-designed level of thermal protection and insulate a high-energy piping system with 2.5” of Pyrogel vs. 8” of traditional insulation.

Pyrogel reduces engineering hassle and shortens construction time – reducing project cost and schedule risk.


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