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August 25, 2017

Steam System Insulation

Insulation Important In Steam System Thermal-Cycle Efficiency
1. DEFINITION OF AND PURPOSE OF INSULATION Insulation is defined as materials or a combination of materials that retards the transfer of heat energy to achieve one or more of the following functions: • Conserve energy by reducing heat loss or gain • Control surface temperature for personnel protection, safety, and comfort • Facilitate temperature control of a process • Increase operating efficiency of heating, ventilating, and cooling • Prevent or reduce damage to equipment from exposure to fire or corrosive atmospheres • Protect the environment by conserving energy while reducing the amount of fuel used for combustion purposes, resulting in lowering emissions

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