Overview of Insulation Materials

Course Number: M-5015
Credit: 5 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: A. Bhatia, Mechanical Engineer
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Overview

In Overview of Insulation Materials, you'll learn ...

  • Application, characteristics and potential benefits of insulation to industry
  • Key properties of thermal insulation products
  • Selection aspects of insulating materials
  • Organic and Inorganic type of insulation materials

Overview

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Credit: 5 PDH

Length: 58 pages

Prevention of heat loss by application of insulation is the simplest method of achieving substantial economies in energy. Some estimates have predicted that insulation in the US industry alone saves approximately 200 million barrels of oil every year. The other benefits include the improved productivity, enhanced environmental quality, personal safety, process control, reduction in noise levels and also fire safety.

The most important characteristics of an insulation material is low thermal conductivity, low tendency toward absorbing water, and of course the material should be inexpensive. The type of insulation selected should be able to withstand whatever conditions it will experience without degradation. In process industry, the most common insulators are various types of calcium silicate or fiberglass. Calcium silicate is generally more appropriate for temperatures above 225°C (437°F), while fiberglass is generally used at temperatures below 225°C (437°F).

This five-hour online course provides an overview of insulation materials. This course is aimed at mechanical, chemical and process engineers, system design engineers working in process, manufacturing and engineering industries, energy auditors, operational and maintenance personnel, health and safety personnel and loss prevention engineers.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Application, characteristics and potential benefits of insulation to industry
  • Key properties of thermal insulation products
  • Selection aspects of insulating materials
  • Organic and Inorganic type of insulation materials
  • Classification of insulating materials on hot and cold surfaces
  • Forms and shapes of insulating materials
  • Insulation finishes, vapor retarders and weather barriers
  • Method of installation, hangers and supports
  • Recommended best practices, applicable codes and standards
  • Application areas such as pipelines, vessels, stacks, furnaces, kilns etc.
  • Conservation of energy; Concept of economic thickness of insulation and selection of right alternatives

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 25 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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