P.M. Insulations Ltd
20 Nobel Square,  Courtauld Road,  Burnt Mills Industrial Estate,  Basildon,  Essex.  SS13 1LP
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Acoustic Systems
Building Insulation
Industial Process
Fire Saftey
Fire Partitions &
Steel Structures
Heating Ventilation
Heat Tracing
Sheet Metal
Our specialist areas include:
Steam and process pipes in power plants
Process pipeworks in paper and chemical pulp industries
Heating and ventilation systems
Pipeworks in the petrochemical industry
Industrial process and chemicals pipeworks
Standard pipe insulation
Pipework is a crucial component of industrial process equipment. In order for a process to function well, the state of the materials transferred via the pipework must stay within the design values and energy losses must not uncontrollably reduce productivity. It is important that the return on investment of the process is realised during the planned life cycle as completely as possible, and without losses caused by malfunctions.
Pipework requirements
The essential efficiency and productivity factors of process industry pipework include energy efficiency, reliability and safety in varied circumstances, process-engineering functionality, appropriate structure suitable for the operating environment as well as mechanical durability. In meeting the above requirements, the thermal insulation of the pipework plays a significant role.
Advantages of thermal insulation of pipeworks
Advantages that can be attained and executed with correctly designed thermal insulation include:
Protection from freezing
Stability of process temperature
Fire protection
Noise reduction
Preventing condensation and corrosion
Personal and environmental safety
Tank insulation
Solution for the thermal insulation of storage tanks and other extensive cylindrical or level surfaces.
The following application properties are required from tank insulations:
Good thermal insulating capacity in a broad temperature range
Low air permeability improving the thermal insulating capacity also in demanding conditions
High compression strength - no support structures causing cold bridges required in the tank roof
Good moisture repellence
Good installation properties
Non-combustible material withstanding high temperatures protecting both the property and the environment
Boiler insulation
High temperatures and special structures in power plant boilers in addition to the requirement to limit the temperatures of extensive radiation surfaces, set special demands on the insulating material.
The application properties of insulating materials for boilers include:
Good insulating capacity and mechanical strength also at high temperatures
Flexibility of the insulating material even with considerable temperature variations
Functioning insulation in multilayer applications and in fixings
Duct insulation
Many production processes require the transfer of substantial quantities of air. The ventilation process of paper machines and wet board machines involves high amounts of energy that has to be recovered. Furthermore, the airflows involved in plant ventilations are substantial, even when compared with major conventional building projects.
High flow speeds, variations in pressure and temperature, and even the sheer size of the ducts and equipment, require high mechanical strength of the structures. The management of the energy flows is paramount for the functioning and economy of the process and therefore sets special requirements on the thermal insulations and their strength under these conditions.
The application properties of the duct insulations include:
Good insulating capacity also at high temperatures
Good mechanical strength
Functioning insulation in multilayer applications and in fixings
Suitability for preventing perspiration
Professional results from a dedicated team.