This paper will detail the performance differences between 1st generation and the next generation of ‘Multi Polymeric Inorganic Copolymer ‘and the proven benefits observed by the end user in the field but will also look at the alternatives to traditional insulation in the fight against corrosion under insulation (CUI).
The designer of industrial equipment and piping has three weapons in the fight against corrosion
under insulation (CUI). The first and primary defense against CUI is a high quality, immersion
grade coating. The second is a properly designed and installed weather barrier jacketing. The third
and, arguably, least understood element is the choice of insulation material. This paper will explore
the ways in which insulation materials influence CUI behavior, presenting results from both
laboratory and field-testing on seven industrial insulation materials and one composite system.
The materials tested were calcium silicate, expanded perlite, cellular glass, mineral wool (both
regular and water-repellent grade), and two types of flexible aerogel blanket material -Pyrogel
XT and Cryogel Z