Chemical & Pharmaceutical Applications
Since the chemical and pharmaceutical sectors involve several production processes that require temperatures of down to -80 degrees Celsius, the use of highly efficient cooling systems is imperative. This means high energy costs for companies, which suppliers must take into account if they wish to remain competitive. In addition to implementing comprehensive process optimisation measures, the technical insulation must also be put to the test in order to minimise energy loss when transporting media as well as to cut costs.
There’s also another reason why insulating pipes is necessary wherever extremely low temperatures are used: at temperatures far below zero, water condenses on the surface of the pipe and freezes immediately. If the cooling system’s pipes are not properly insulated, it won’t be long before they are covered in thick layer of ice. This accelerates the corrosion process and increases the thermal load placed on the system, ultimately leading to a major reduction in efficiency. Condensation and the resulting formation of ice should therefore be prevented throughout the entire pipe network.
Thanks to their closed-cell structure, Kaiflex insulation products ensure maximum efficiency and reliable protection against corrosion, and they keep the temperature of the medium they are insulating constant.