FOAMGLAS® insulation

Product Characteristics

 
 
 
 
 

Non-absorbent

  • 100% closed-cell glass material
  • Resistant to water, hydrocarbons and most other liquids
  • No condensation or swelling
  • Helps to prevent corrosion under insulation
  • Reduces risk of flame spread
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

Impermeable

  • Resistant to water, hydrocarbons and most chemical vapours
  • Retains a constant insulating efficiency
  • Does not require the use of a vapor barrier
  • Helps prevent corrosion under insulation
  • Reduces risk of flame spread
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

Non-combustible

  • 100% glass - inorganic and contains no binders or fillers
  • Does not support combustion
  • Will not absorb flammable liquids or vapors
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

High Compressive Strength

  • Withstands loads which crush most other insulating materials
  • Eliminates the need for special treatment at pipe cradles
  • Provides full support to tank bases and pipe supports
  • Eliminates thermal bridges
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

Corrosion / Chemical Resistant

  • Resistant to organic solvents, nearly all acids, and most corrosive atmospheres
  • Does not promote metal corrosion
  • Helps to keep water from reaching equipment and piping
  • No degradation from sour gases or other corrosive media in aggressive plant conditions
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

Dimensionally Stable

  • Stable over a wide range of temperature and humidity
  • No warping or buckling
  • Expansion/contraction coefficient similiar to steel
  • Ensures that the insuation system remains sealed against moisture
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

Vermin Resistant

  • No food or nesting source for birds or vermin
  • Does not support the growth of micro-organisms and bacteria
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

Easily Cut to Shape

  • Easily fabricated into a wide range of shells, segments and other shapes
  • Prefabricated and pre-assembled components are available
  • Can be easily cut on site using a hard-point saw and other simple tools
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

Ecological

  • Does not contain CFC's and HCFC's
  • Formally recognized as an ecologically friendly, sustainable construction material
  • Contributes to sustainable building practices