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Thermal Insulation

Temperature under control.

We have the know-how, ex­per­i­ence and flex­ib­il­ity to take on com­plex, large-scale pro­jects like Qatar Pearl GTL, world’s largest GTL plant and one of the world’s largest, most complex and challenging energy projects ever commissioned. By em­ploy­ing lean prin­ciples, we en­sure that everything is at the right time and at the right place. This al­lows us to be ex­tremely flex­ible when it comes to re­act­ing to chal­lenges quickly. KAEFER successfully completed 320,000 m2 of Insulation, 260,000 m2 of Surface Protection, 45,000 m2 of Fire Protection, 2,566 metric tons of Refractory works and 9,000 m3 of Scaffolding works, a complete Insulation solution for Pearl GTL.

That spirit of in­nov­a­tion con­tin­ues to drive us today. KAEFER de­velop and pro­duce a range of pro­pri­et­ary products and sys­tems to en­sure that our in­su­la­tion solu­tions make the most of our tech­nical skills, spe­cial­ised know­ledge and un­der­stand­ing of every as­pect of how in­su­la­tion works. From re­finer­ies and power plants to food pro­cessing, LNG fa­cil­it­ies and the chem­ical in­dustry, we have the ex­pert­ise to help you achieve even the most am­bi­tious goals and make even the biggest and most com­plex pro­jects real­ity.

Thermal in­su­la­tion simply makes sense. It’s about keep­ing hot things hot and cold things cold, con­serving en­ergy in the pro­cess. And in times of in­creased en­vir­on­mental pres­sures and en­ergy costs, thermal in­su­la­tion is more im­port­ant than ever.

Pearl GTL, Qatar
Pearl GTL, Qatar

Our scope of work:

We carry out thermodynamic calculations and dimensioning with our own programmes as well as dedicated finite element methodology. Our services include:

  • Static and dynamic load calculations
  • Dimensioning of insulation systems considering ecological and economic factors
  • Development of high-temperature and cryogenic insulation concepts
  • Planning and executing functional tests for complex insulation systems in our own laboratories
  • Designing insulation systems in 3D CAD programs
  • Qualifying materials and systems
Engineer infront of PC working on CAD drawing
KAEFER engineer working in 3D CAD program

Thermal insulation: areas of application

  • Refineries
  • Chemical industry
  • Food processing
  • Wood and paper industries
  • Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC)
  • Natural gas storage tanks
  • Biomass plants
  • Environmental technology

Cold insulation: areas of application

  • LNG and ethylene plants
  • Cryogenic storage
  • CO2 plants
  • Gas liquefaction plants
  • Piping
  • Vessels
  • Tanks