Foam’s properties suit it for LNG tank insulationThe low temperature properties of Basotect melamine resin foam suit it for use in insulation of LNG tanks.Initial tests show that steel tanks filled with LNG at a temperature of about -160° C. can be effectively insulated with Basotect for prolonged periods, the firm says. Click here to enlarge imageIn laboratory tests, Basotect retains its properties even at temperatures of about -200° C. For this reason, using the foam with its combined characteristics to insulate LNG tanks has a number of advantages, the firm notes: The high degree of elasticity and the thermal insulation capacity of the foam remain unaffected by low tempe...

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