A Structural Plastic Foam Thermal Insulation for Cryogenic Service

  • R. B. Bennett
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 19)


Today, with the impending energy crisis and the rush to construct LNG facilities as one method to alleviate the energy shortage, it is not surprising that we find plastic foams and other thermal insulating materials playing a leading and necessary role in cryogenic applications. Obviously, the cost of thermal insulating materials is a minor part of an LNG contract when compared to the total project cost. However, the proper selection of thermal insulations in their various forms can be a determining factor in the overall success and performance of an LNG facility. Plastic foam insulation can play a significant and vital part in the performance and economics of each LNG installation.


Compressive Strength Creep Rate Flame Spread Plastic Foam Water Vapor Transmission Rate 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. B. Bennett
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  1. 1.Amspec Inc.ColumbusUSA

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