CASE STUDY - PETROCHEMICAL PROCESS TANK

The use of NANOISOLA Industrial Paint Insulation in a major Petrochemical company

 

 

Issue:

A large petrochemical facility needed to stop vaporization of volatile gas by insulating tanks efficiently.

The chemical plant is located in the Middle East where humidity between %75 to %90 makes traditional insulation materials impractical to use due to their fast absorption of moisture.

Solution:

Two layer application of NANOISOLA was sprayed to the large storage tanks.

NANOISOLA insulation technology was chosen for the project for the following reasons:

- An insulating material with extremely low thermal conductivity was desired, for maximum energy savings.
- An insulating material with strong resistance to radiant heat from the sun was desired.
- They needed an insulation that would maintain its insulating properties in the high humidity environment.
- They needed corrosion resistance, and an insulation that would not cause CUI (corrosion under insulation).

During the warmest months, the ambient temperature gets as high as 55°C (131F). When volatile gases reach temperatures in excess of 33°C (91F), it begins to evaporate.

NANOISOLA Paint Insulation eliminated the loss of product due to evaporation.