Insulating Polymer Overlay for Cryogenic LNG Terminal Spills (Secondary Containment)

Posted by John Bors on Tue, Feb 6, 2018 @ 06:02 AM

Stemming from research conducted in conjunction with Brookhaven National Laboratory, ChemCo Systems is proud to announce the first large scale installation of CCS InsulPOX™ at an LNG terminal facility in New York. The thermal insulating epoxy polymer concrete is used on the surface of concrete floors and walls of secondary containment trenches at the terminal. This lightweight ~1" thick overlay system reduces the evaporation rate of spilled LNG, thus reducing the plume and lowering the concentration of methane gas in the atmosphere below its flammable limit. It also provides protection to the concrete from potential fracturing by insulating it from the -260°F liquid should a spill occur. InsulPOX's flexibility and toughness provide excellent mechanical and thermal shock resistance, and a long mixed worklife and low exotherm make installation hassle-free. We are excited to be in a position to contribute to the growth and safety of the LNG industry.

ChemCo Systems InsulPOX Cryogenic Polymer Overlay

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