June 2011

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Foam provides effective thermal insulationBASF’s specialty foam Basotect is now used for the first time to insulate pipes in a liquefied natural gas (LNG) tank terminal in Gwangyang, Korea. The p..

Foam provides effective thermal insulation BASF’s specialty foam Basotect is now used for the first time to insulate pipes in a liquefied natural gas (LNG) tank terminal in Gwangyang, Korea. The pipe cover with Basotect provides energy-efficient thermal insulation, easy handling and flame retardancy. LNG is natural gas that is temporarily liquefied at very low temperatures, to transport or store it more easily. As the temperature of LNG must be kept below –162°C, efficient insulation for the pipes is necessary. According to SKI Insulation, the system supplier of the removable insulation cover, the pipe cover made from Basotect is more energy efficient as it is 20% thinner an

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