What you need to know about pipe and equipment insulation when disaster strikes.
Pipe and vessel insulation has two critical roles in refineries and chemical processing plants in addition to saving energy, controlling process temperature, and protecting workers. Insulation failure can result in injury, fire danger, material waste and equipment damage. If your plant was shut down or damaged by flooding, natural disaster or fire you need to be sure the insulation is still functional before restarting.
Here is what to look for and what to do about it: