Shipboard thermal-oil lines protected with cellular glass insulation

The thermal-oil pipeline for Rigel Shipping's Diamond Star tanker wends through other ship piping from the bow (Fig. 1). Installation of the cellular glass insulation to a vessel's thermal-oil pipeline progresses as Rigel Shipping's three vessels all retrofitted to new pipelines and Foamglas Super K insulation in 1998 (Fig. 2) [27,835 bytes] Thermal-oil pipelines aboard vessels operating in eastern Canadian and U.S. waterways have been coated with a cellular glass insulation to protect against the often frigid and corrosive environment. Rigel Shipping Canada Inc., Shediac, N.B., operates a fleet of petroleum ships throughout the...

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