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Going Green with Pyrogel Insulation, One Steam Vault at a Time

Posted by Andrea Giles on August 31, 2017

Would you recognize a steam vault if you walked over one?  

If you're like most people, you’re probably not aware that steam vaults exist—until the vault providing process steam or heat to your building requires maintenance.

Network operators devote a significant amount of time and energy to keeping their steam systems running as smoothly and efficiently as possible. If you never notice a steam vault, they've done their job. We have the same objective. If a steam vault insulated with Pyrogel® XTE aerogel blankets goes unnoticed, it means our insulation is doing its job. 

So, how can you tell if steam vault insulation is or isn't working? There's a telltale sign to look for next time you're out and about, and it's as green as the grass you walk on. 

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Topics: District Energy, Steam Distribution

Case Study: Duke University Insulating Steam Systems with Pyrogel® XTE

Posted by Andrea Giles on June 23, 2017

Whether in a university, municipality, hospital or factory complex, district energy steam network operators are united in a constant effort to improve system quality and reliability to consistently provide the capacity to meet customer demands.

Duke University is no exception.

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Topics: District Energy, Steam Distribution

Resiliency, Steam Distribution Networks, and Pyrogel

Posted by Andrea Giles on March 29, 2017

It seems fitting that we exhibited at NACE Corrosion 2017 in New Orleans, a city that's faced so many challenges due to water—one of the key ingredients to the corrosion process.  While corrosion and the prevention of it is a major topic we also recognize the value of resiliency and using Pyrogel aerogel blanket insulation to "keep it dry." 

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Topics: Weather, Wet Insulation, District Energy, Steam Distribution

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If you ever wanted to know more about aerogels and the important role they play in our world, this is the blog for you. We’ll shed light on these remarkable materials, starting with our breakthrough innovations in silica aerogel blanket insulations. Join us as we venture into a world where aerogels made from a variety of materials play critical roles in energy storage, natural resource preservation, and more. Welcome to our Aerogel Technology Platform. Welcome to Aspen Aerogels.

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