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Hot Insulation – Pyrogel® XTE and Pyrogel HPS

Introduction to Pyrogel® XTE and Pyrogel® HPS

Pyrogel® XTE and Pyrogel® HPS are the most effective high temperature insulation material in the industry. Its low thermal conductivity of any known solid which makes Pyrogel® the leader for industrial and marine insulation. Pyrogel®XTE is available in 5mm & 10mm blankets and Pyrogel® HPS is available in 10mm blankets.

Features of Pyrogel® XTE and Pyrogel® HPS

Both Pyrogel® XTE and Pyrogel® HPS shares the following characteristics

  • Delivers mid to high temperature range insulation (0⁰C to 650⁰C).
  • Have extremely low thermal conductivity (k-value) that reduces heat loss.
  • Light weight, thin profile and robust material.

Their distinctive features are as follows

Pyrogel® XTE is engineered for

  • Maximum protection against Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI).

Pyrogel® HPS is engineered for

  • Optimal thermal performance at high temperature of up to 650°C.

Applications of Pyrogel® XTE and Pyrogel® HPS

Pyrogel® XTE and Pyrogel® HPS are ideal for insulating pipes, vessels, tanks, and equipment in a variety of industries. It is a high performing material that is durable to wear, tear and extreme weather conditions, thus it is widely accepted by many industries that include

  • Downstream Oil and Gas Industry - Refineries, Petrochemical Plants and Gas Processing Plants
  • Upstream Oil and Gas Industry - Subsea Piping and Offshore Platforms
  • Marine and LNG Vessels
  • Power Generation Sector

Physical Properties of Pyrogel® XTE and Pyrogel® HPS

Product Pyrogel® XTE Pyrogel® HPS
Max. Use Temp. 650°C (1200°F) 650°C (1200°F)
Optimal Use Thermal Insulation Acoustic Thermal Insulation Lower Thermal Conductivity in High Temperature Service
Applications CUI Service
District Energy
Distillation
High Pressure Steam
Gas and Steam Turbines
Delayed Coking
Colour Maroon Grey
Density* 12.5lb/ft3 (0.20g/cc) 12.5lb/ft3 (0.20g/cc)
Thickness* 5mm (0.2in) 10mm (0.4in) 10mm (0.4in)
Roll Size* 1,500ft2 Bulk Rolls 850ft2 Bulk Rolls
80ft2 Pony Rolls**
850ft2 Bulk Rolls
80ft2 Pony Rolls*

Nominal Values
**Pony Rolls are cut from ASTM C1728 compliant material

The 850ft2 Bulk Rolls are suitable for large projects or fabrication works. The 80ft2 Pony Rolls are recommended for smaller projects.

Key Benefits

SUPERIOR THERMAL PERFORMANCE

Up to five times better high-thermal performance than competing insulation products.

THIN PROFILE

Equal thermal resistance at a fraction of the thickness of other insulation. Extremely useful for constrained spaces.

HYDROPHOBIC YET BREATHABLE

Pyrogel® repels liquid water but allows vapor to escape, there by keeping pipe and equipment drier for longer. Pyrogel supports unrivaled CUI defense, better process stability, and extends the life of your assets.

REUSABLE

Pyrogel® is easily removed for inspection and maintenance and can be reused in original service, reducing downtime and eliminating the need to purchase replacement insulation at regular maintenance cycles.

LESS TIME AND LABOR TO INSTALL

Pyrogel® insulation is easily cut and shaped to complex equipment, tight curvatures, and spaces with restricted access.

SHIPPING AND WAREHOUSING SAVINGS

Reduced material volume, high packing density, and low scrap rates reduces shipping volumes.

SIMPLIFIED INVENTORY

Unlike rigid pre-forms such as pipe cover or board, the same Pyrogel® blanket can be kitted to fit any shape or design.

ENVIRONMENTALLY SAFE

Aspen Aerogel’s high-temperature insulation is landfill disposable, shot-free, with no respirable fiber content.

Specification Compliance and Performance

Both Pyrogel® XTE and Pyrogel® HPScomplies to the following standard

Test Procedure Property Results
ASTM C1728, Type III, Grade 1A Standard Specification for Flexible Aerogel Insulation Complies
ASTM C165 Compressive Strength ≥ 3 psi (20.7 kPa) @ 10% deformation
ASTM C356 Linear Shrinkage Under Soaking Heat <2% @ 650°C (1200°F)
ASTM C411 Hot Surface Performance Pass
ASTM C447 Estimation of Maximum Use Temperature 650°C (1200°F)
ASTM C795 Insulation for Use Over Austenitic Stainless Steel Pass
ASTM C1101/1101M Flexibility of Blanket Insulation Flexible
ASTM C1104/1104M Water Vapor Sorption ≤ 5% (by weight)
ASTM C1338 Fungal Resistance of Insulation Materials No Growth
ASTM C1617 Corrosiveness to Steel Pass
ASTM C1763 Water Absorption by Immersion Pass
ASTM E84 Surface burning Characteristics Flame Spread Index ≤5
Smoke Developed Index ≤ 10

Additionally,Pyrogel® XTE complies another standard

Test Procedure Property Results
ISO 15665 Acoustic Insulation for Pipes, Valves and Flanges Configurations possible to meet Class A2, B2, C2, and Shell D2

Specification Compliance and Performance

Datasheets
Pyrogel® XTE Datasheet Pyrogel® HPS Datasheet
Installation Manuals
Pyrogel® XTE and XTF Pipe and Equipment Installation Manual Pyrogel® HPS Installation Manual
Safety Datasheets
Pyrogel® XTE SDS Pyrogel® HPS SDS
Other Documents
6 Time-Saving Advantages – Pyrogel® & Cryogel® Insulation in Turnarounds & Maintenance Introduction to Pyrogel® & Cryogel® High-Performance Aerogel Insulation
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