Aerogel

Aerogel

Aerogels are created by combining a polymer and a solvent to form a gel, and then removing the liquid from the gel to be replaced with air, resulting in one of the most effective insulation materials in existence.

Aerogel Insulation Overview

Common Applications

Aerogel insulation is well-suited for extreme high and low temperatures, places where space is extremely limited, and any water applications, including steam piping and in refineries. Other key applications include:

  • Steam distribution
  • Chemical processing
  • Cryogenic LNG piping
  • Power generation
  • Aerospace and defense systems
  • Subsea industry
  • Construction and building insulation
Aerogel Insulation Properties
  • Service temperature up to 1,200F for Pyrogel products
  • Nominal thickness of only 5 or 10 mm depending on product and application
  • Extremely low thermal conductivity (performance ranges between 14.5-21 mW/m-K)

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