General Product Information
For nearly 75 years owners have come to expect lower installed cost, favorably priced, simplistic system, long-term efficiency and reliability associated with the trade name Gilsulate®. Gilsulate 500XR® is recognized throughout the world as the leading insulation and protection system for direct buried piping, tanks and structures. Gilsulate500XR’s formula was invented, engineered, and patented to create a product that offers thermal insulation, corrosion protection and loadbearing capabilities for application temperature ranges from 35°F – 800°F and is unlike any other product available in the marketplace. Gilsulate 500XR has a global, long-term track record of reliability and successful installations.
Some projects include: world’s largest medical center, world’s largest regasification plant, world’s largest waste treatment plant and the first power plant to be issued a greenhouse gas permit by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Specific system examples include: steam and condensate lines buried in the permafrost of Alaska to hot oil lines in the Virgin Islands to amine lines in Australia to chilled water lines buried in the hot desert sands of Saudi Arabia.
The material Gilsulate500XR is a controlled density insulation and corrosion protection product which assures owners that the installed density and thermal properties are consistent; eliminating variability or “shorting” due to varying static backfill loads or insulation degradation. Only its patented material formula can be mechanically compacted to provide insulation stability and offer even at shallow burials HS20 loading capabilities for underground lines under roadways. Gilsulate has performed above our customer’s expectations in real world side by side infrared thermal scans where the pre-insulated system was visible but the Gilsulate system was undetectable. Even in areas where 100-year floods have occurred and subjected the system to real world 22 foot hydrostatic heads the Gilsulate system was unaffected and is still in operation today.
Call us to find out how Gilsulate 500XR is exceeding owners, engineers and contractors expectations around the globe and we can talk you through your next project.