Thermal Insulation Handbook for the Oil, Gas, and Petrochemical Industries


  • Alireza Bahadori, Research staff member, School of Environment, Science, and Engineering, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW, Australia

Thermal Insulation Handbook for the Oil and Gas Industries addresses relative design, materials, procedures, and standard installation necessities for various oil and gas infrastructure such as pipelines, subsea equipment, vessels, and tanks. With the continued increase in available natural gas ready to export - especially LNG - and the definition of "deepwater" changing every year, an understanding of thermal insulation is more critical than ever. This one-of-a-kind handbook helps oil and gas engineers ensure that their products are exporting safely and that the equipment's integrity is protected. Topics include:

  • Design considerations and component selection, including newer materials such as cellular glass
  • Methods to properly install the insulation material and notable inspection and safety considerations in accordance with applicable US and international standards, specifically designed for the oil and gas industry
  • Calculations to make sure that every scenario is considered and requirements for size, composition, and packaging are met effectively

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Petroleum Engineers, Petrochemical plant managers, LNG processing plant engineers, Drilling managers, Safety and inspection engineers (both land and offshore), Pipeline Engineers


Book information

  • Published: April 2014
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-800010-6


“This handbook addresses the advanced engineering topics, new issues and challengesrelated to thermal insulation selection, design and installation in the oil and gas industries, which have not been addressed in depth in any existing books. The format of the book makes it a particularly valuable reference book for all engineers in the petroleum industry as well as a textbook for students in process, mechanical and chemical engineering curricula and in the training departments of a large group of oil and gas companies. It does provide practical advice for selection and installation of appropriate thermal insulation based on sound engineering principles and established techniques as well as introducing engineering solutions for thermal insulation problems based on new and emerging engineering knowledge”

-Jerry Jalili, Pacific Oil & Gas Pte Ltd.

Table of Contents


About the Author

Chapter 1: Design and Application of Thermal Insulation

Chapter 2: Thermal Insulation Installations

Chapter 3: Material Selection for Thermal Insulation

Chapter 4: Cryogenic Insulation Systems for LNG Industries

Chapter 5: Thermal Insulation for Offshore Installations in Deep Water

Definitions and Terminology

Bibliography, References, and Further Reading