Cryogel® Z Insulation Temperature, Thickness, & Pipe Size Range
View our CryoWrap Catalog for complete specs.
Rilco CryoWrap pipe supports are applicable for cryogenic environments with temperatures hovering just above absolute zero. The Cryogel® Z insulation material is used widely in the oil and gas processing industry, particularly with pipes containing fluids such as liquid natural gas, liquified petroleum gas, and ethylene. This insulation has the lowest k-value of any cryogenic insulation alternatives.
These products are protected by one or more U.S. and Foreign Patents.
CryoWrap Supports are roughly half the size of traditional cold insulations such as Polyurethane, making them lighter, and therefore, less costly to install. The size reduction is largely due to the efficiency of the Cryogel® Z insulation and the cutting edge design of the support structure.
Insulation Thickness Range: 0.2in – 7in (5mm – 180mm)
Pipe Size Range: 0.5 in — 42 in
Our cryogenic supports (CryoWraps) are manufactured to match the diameters of the Aspen Aerogels® Cryogel® Z insulation material. This allows the system to be designed with the piping nested closer together and for seamless transitions from the support to the line insulation. The Cryogel® Z insulation is hydrophobic, preventing any moisture from penetrating the insulation. The vapor stops incorporated into the support's design at each end also restrict moisture intrusion.
The graphic below indicates a diameter comparison of Cryrogel Z insulation compared to several other materials. All four designs meet the same condensation control criteria.
Similar to the PyroWrap design, this system allows for the “modularization” of the pipe and the option to pre-install all components off-site, or at a safe location on-site. When pre-installed off-site the complete system can then be transported without damage to any components to the jetty or pipeline location. This is proved to be an extremely cost-effective method of construction and facilitates the coordination of the construction schedule.
CryoWrap pipe supports can be fabricated to cover almost all load-displacement configurations.
|CryoWrap Anchor Patents:
US Patent: 9,068,685 B2
Japanese Patent: 6073891
European Patent: EP 2748501 B
The CryoWrap pre-insulated supports are designed as either a resting, guided, hanger, anchor, or high lateral travel resting support.