There are many types of Boiler Insulation and other insulation.
The Boiler insulation used for boilers and pipes are of those general types:
high-density fiberglass formed for pipes or flat sections
blankets or batts of fiberglass or nonconductor
molded, fire brick, pre-cast or cast-in-place
spray-on foam (more common in cold applications than hot) The insulation is usually covered with some type of metal, plastic, paper, etc., to shield it from a light impact injury, UV exposure, and wetness.
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Insulation is needed for employee and worker or labor safety and energy efficiency. Some forms of insulation also can act as a corrosion inhibitor. previous insulation that contains asbestos has become an environmental issue. All of this adds up to form an easy topic like insulation becomes very complicated.
All hot surfaces ought to be insulated. This includes:
steam lines and hot water pipes
condensate come back lines and collection vessels
blowdown vessels used for warmth recovery
all valves, fittings, and controls were practical
It is rare to search out uninsulated pipes, but it’s common to search out poorly insulated pipes and vessels. Insulation should be in good condition to be effective. Wet insulation is worse than no insulation.