Thermal Insulative Coatings: Corrosion Mitigation & Burn Protection
From JPCL, December 2019
By Bruce Toews, Global Market Director – Oil & Gas, and Johnny C. Pourciau, Oil & Gas Market Director, Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine
In petroleum refineries and chemical processing plants, two primary options for burn protection exist: the traditional method of covering hot surfaces with insulation and cladding, and using thermal insulative coatings. While both meet OSHA’s guidelines for burn protection, this article explores how each option differs in terms of installation, maintenance, insulation values and corrosion potential....