Our pipeline insulation materials offer mechanical strength, thermal insulation, and corrosion resistance.
Norplex-Micarta’s LNG, cryogenic, and pipeline insulation materials are suitable for pipeline gasket and pipe shoe support components of large-diameter piping transport systems. Thermoset composite materials are also used in cryogenic pipeline insulation and support, and in cryogenic storage vessels, bunkering tanks, and LNG carriers.
In oil and gas structures, Norplex-Micarta fabric-reinforced materials provide excellent impact resistance along surfaces that may experience force applications. Many of these same products have electrical insulation, thermal insulation, and thermal resistance properties, making them ideal for various applications including cryogenic and high temperature gaskets.
Thermoset Composite Sheets as Pipeline Supports
In midstream applications, Norplex-Micarta materials are used to insulate the pipeline from the support structure, both of which are typically made of steel.
These supports perform two functions. First, they prevent temperature migration between the pipeline and support structure, which allows for efficient temperature control of the material being transported. Second, they provide both mechanical and shear strength to support the weight of the pipeline and protect the support structure against movement caused by expansion or contraction of the metal.