Pittsburgh Corning FOAMGLAS® Cellular Glass Insulation Systems
For more than 60 years Pittsburgh Corning has produced and developed innovative FOAMGLAS® insulation systems. From cryogenic cold to superheated steam temperatures, FOAMGLAS cellular glass is the insulation with the most to offer when dealing with the demands of an end user’s ‘mission critical’ facilities.
Cellular glass insulation
FOAMGLAS cellular glass insulation gives unrivalled long-term insulating performance. 100% closed-cell FOAMGLAS is the oil and gas industry’s first choice to prevent corrosion under insulation (CUI), and to give industry-leading fire protection and safety. Prefabricated, factory-coated systems include FOAMGLAS Terostat and the FOAMGLAS XP jet-fire protection system.
With our own fabricating facilities and five manufacturing facilities in Europe and North America, the FOAMGLAS insulation team is globally aligned, with the ability to supply large industrial projects from multiple sources if necessary.
The FOAMGLAS insulation team of quality sales and engineering personnel work side by side with facility owners, designers and insulation contractors to create the best high-performance insulation solutions with the lowest lifecycle cost to the end user.
Impermeable closed-cell insulation
FOAMGLAS is a uniquely 100% closed-cell insulation. It is impermeable to both liquid water and water vapour. The best protection against CUI is a fully closed-cell structure, which means that process pipework and equipment is kept dry and protected from the causes of CUI.
Factory pre-coated insulation system
FOAMGLAS Terostat PCFR combines the established FOAMGLAS insulation with a factory-applied flexible polymer coating. The FOAMGLAS Terostat system can be applied far more rapidly than other traditional insulation / coating and cladding systems, and avoids the requirement for heavy pails of mastic to be handled on-site. The system can be easily installed by abseilers.
FOAMGLAS Terostat also increases the level of protection against CUI by providing a continuous joint-free weather coating with a high level of flexibility and integrity against abuse on-site.
Fire-safe closed-cell insulation
As FOAMGLAS insulation is made from pure glass, it cannot burn and will not produce smoke in fire. It brings the highest levels of fire protection for personnel and process plants to the onshore and offshore industry. FOAMGLAS is the only cellular insulation material able to obtain the highest fire safety classification, EuroClass A1, under the new European fire-safety standards, which are progressively replacing older national standards.
Simplified fire protection insulation system
Simply installing FOAMGLAS insulation around a pipe or vessel already adds significant fire protection. Several hours of hydrocarbon pool fire protection can be achieved with FOAMGLAS and a thin stainless-steel cladding. For jet fire several simple systems are available, including FOAMGLAS with Unifrax / Thermal Ceramics blankets and stainless-steel cladding or site-applied intumescent coatings, e.g. Chartek and Pittchar.
Rapidly installed jet-fire protection insulation system
FOAMGLAS XP adds a factory-applied intumescent epoxy coating to FOAMGLAS insulation and enhances the level of fire protection. Long-duration jet-fire protection can be achieved with this composite system. Installation is rapid, even by abseilers, since the system is supplied in pre-coated shells, which are simply joint-sealed, attached to the pipework, then banded. This system is fully inspectable and can be easily removed / immediately reinstated.
Prefabricated cellular glass insulation systems for quicker installation
All FOAMGLAS insulation systems can be factory prefabricated into straight sections, elbows / bends, dome ends, cones, valve and flange boxes, all designed to enable site work to proceed quickly and to maximise installed quality. These prefabricated items can be factory coated with a variety of weather and vapour barrier coatings.
Safe, reliable and effective FOAMGLAS insulation systems
Pittsburgh Corning specialises in producing innovative FOAMGLAS insulation systems designed to both minimise installation time as well as to protect companies and their people worldwide™.
We have released a video of the factory production and site application of the FOAMGLAS Terostat PCFR pre-coated insulation system. Pre-application of the flexible outer Terostat covering to FOAMGLAS cellular glass insulation increases site installation speed and allows an effective barrier to be created against water ingress and CUI. To view the video, click on the link below our contact details (second URL).
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Cygnus Gas Field, UK Continental Shelf, North Sea
The Gudrun Gas Field Project
Yme Oil Field, Egersund Basin
Corrib Gas Field
Kashagan Offshore Oil Field Project
Valhall Oilfield, North Sea
Bentley Oil Field, Block 9/3b, North Sea
Skarv and Idun Offshore Fields, North Sea, Norway
Pittsburgh Corning is pleased to announce that the company will be exhibiting its innovative FOAMGLAS® cellular glass solutions at this year's Offshore Europe exhibition in Aberdeen, Scotland.Read more
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Pittsburgh Corning Europe NV has become the first insulation manufacturing company to become a member of the Institute of Corrosion (ICorr).Read more
Pittsburgh Corning is delighted to announce that we will be exhibiting FOAMGLAS® cellular glass at the ONS exhibition in Stavanger, Norway, which has been one of the world's leading meeting places for the global energy industry, for more than 40 years.Read more
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Pittsburgh Corning Europe is pleased to announce that while our competitors are raising the price of their products, we are simply raising the bar associated with quality.Read more
FOAMGLAS® Insulation Protects Pipelines on BP’s ETAP Platform from the Harsh Environment of the North Sea
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Pittsburgh Corning delivers more than 10,000m of FOAMGLAS® insulation for the insulation of piping and equipment on the topside module of the Edvard Grieg platform.Read more
Pittsburgh Corning is pleased to announce that Kevin Bauld has been appointed industrial sales engineer for the UK and Ireland FOAMGLAS® industrial insulation markets.Read more
Italy is one of the largest markets for the BASF Group worldwide and the Pontecchio Marconi site in Bologna is considered to be the 'flagship' of the Italian BASF sites.Read more
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Maersk Oil is an international oil and gas company with operational production of approximately 700,000 barrels of oil per day from fields in the Danish Sea, North Sea and offshore Qatar and Kazakhstan. The Gryphon A FPSO (floating production, storage and offloading vessel) operates 280 km (175 miles) north-east of Aberdeen.Read more
Pittsburgh Corning celebrated the opening of its new multi-purpose 375m2 training centre at Tessenderlo, Belgium, by inviting our European FOAMGLAS® insulation specialists to try for themselves the extensive range of pipework rigs and vessels.Read more
Gabriel Technologie, located in Ghlin-Baudour, Belgium, is part of the KNAUF group and was the first manufacturer of expanded polystyrene (EPS) in Belgium. With a team of 60 employees the company produces 60,000t of EPS annually, which makes them the largest polystyrene manufacturer in the Belgian market.Read more
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Pittsburgh Corning FOAMGLAS cellular glass insulation systems will be on show at Aberdeen’s Offshore Europe exhibition from 6-8 September 2011. Innovative solutions to corrosion under insulation will be on display as well as time-saving fire protection systems pre-applied to FOAMGLAS.Read more
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Over 5,000m² of FOAMGLAS® has been installed under the Rubis storage tanks in Rotterdam. Rubis Terminal is a company specialising in bulk-storage and blending in the petrochemical and energy sectors. Its Rotterdam terminal receives, stores and turns around large quantities ofRead more
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