Insulation & Refractories

Insulation & Refractories

This 1 hr course on insulation talks about tangible and intangible benefits of insulation. It has detail narration about different types of industrial insulation and refractories for all temperature ranges. Selection and thickness of insulation is very critical and is explained with different applications. Course is very useful to Engineers, architects, auditors and consultants

Instructors: Dr. Sonal Desai


Why this course?


Benefits of the course

1. How Insulation is beneficial

How Insulation works, what are benefits of Insulation. What is heat transfer mechanism of Insulation like role of conduction, convection and radiation in insulation?

2. Types of Insulation

Three methods of classification of Insulation. First is based on temperature, Second is based on composition of material and third is based on working method of insulation. Applications of Insulation like HVAC, Boiler, Furnace etc

3. Fiber and cellular insulation

Details of Fibrous Insulation (Rock mineral, glass mineral and ceramic fiber), Details of Cellular Insulation (Cork, formed plastic and polystyrene) Details of Granular insulation (Silicate and vermiculite)

4. Selection of insulation, Thickness of insulation and economic thickness of Insulation

About expanded perlite insulation material, Selection of Insulation material, Calculation of Insulation thickness, Economic thickness of Insulation, heat loss calculation

5. Selection of refractories

Application of Refractories, Types of Refractories, Properties of Refractories, About Alumina, Fireclay, Magnesite, Dolomite and ceramic fibers and selection of Refractories

This course is helpful to Engineers, Consultants and Architects.

Course Curriculum

Course Introduction
Lecture 1 About Insulation Materials
Lecture 2 Classification of Insulation Materials
Lecture 3 Different Types of Insulation Materials
Lecture 4 Selection & Calculation of Insulation Thickness
Lecture 5 Refractories
Course Material_Insulation & Refractories (51 pages)

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