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Aerogel Insulation Maximizes Space and Minimizes Heat Loss On Board Classic Oil-Fired Ship

Thinner aerogel blanket meets performance requirements while allowing space to breathe beneath wood shell
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  • Insulate an oil-fired boiler on board a ship built with original parts from famous classic ships.
  • The insulation was used to prevent heat loss and protect personnel. Maximum temperature of boiler surface can exceed 200°C (392°F).
  • The boiler was surrounded by arched girders with insulation filling the voids between the girders.
  • Insulation space was limited since the boiler was being transported in a container.
  • Fiberglass alone did not meet the above specifications.
  • Aspen Aerogels designed a solution of one layer of Pyrogel® 2250 and two layers of Spaceloft™ 6200 wrapped around the boiler, in addition to fiberglass.
  • A silicone-coated glass cloth was used to mitigate dust.
  • The insulated boiler was plated with traditional wood as in classic ships.
  • Aerogel solution delivered required thermal performance while minimizing insulation thickness for optimal container loading.
  • Minimal heat transfer prevented drying out of the wood plating.
  • Aerogel was thin enough to leave an air gap between the insulation and the wood, allowing natural convection and preventing condensation.
Product UsedPyrogel® 2250

Spaceloft® 6200

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