What Thermal Insulation is?
Thermal insulation plays a significant role in conserving energy in gas, oil, petrochemical, and refinery process plants. A medium-sized oil refinery contains 465 miles of insulated piping and 1.8 million square feet of insulated equipment.
We commonly insulate piping or equipment's to slow the flow of energy into or out of a process, keeping its temperature within certain limits for the duration of the manufacturing and transportation stages. Maintaining temperatures within certain limits that allow chemical reactions to proceed routinely and efficiently. It also helps ensure that chemical and oil products can be produced safely. Insulation likewise protects staff from potential dangers such as burn hazards, noise pollution, and also aids in reflecting the energy invested in keeping the medium at the optimum temperature.
As a rule of thumb, approximately 80% of the heat can be retained inside if the insulation is adequately designed, installed, and maintained. Investigation demonstrates that the saved heat range of many plants is only between 50% - 60% before acquiring the proper insulation for these facilities. The low quantity of heat savings means that by hiring, an “IOGS trained and certified personnel” there is still an enormous probable opportunity to save at least 20% - 30% more of that energy.
Based on data from 700 different industrial energy assessments, it is estimated that implementing an overall insulation design, installation, and maintenance program would result in annual energy savings of “billions of dollars” yearly to a thoroughly developed country.
Oil and gas facility owners or associated construction companies will be able to experience savings like these if they have trained and certified personnel to work on their projects. Moreover, the workforces must perform work adequately. This work includes such, labor as the designing of insulation, installation, inspections and quality control, and maintenance. All of this work must be done according to industry standards. Such standards are required by PIP, CINI, BS, NORSOK, IMO and so forth. However, these services cannot be performed by just any untrained or old employee.
A correctly implemented insulation system at a facility is the most profitable way to “save more energy” which will increase the overall profit of a facility owner, "reduce CUI possibilities” which will remove any chance of catastrophic failure or unexpected shutdown of a facility, “reduction of carbon emissions” which has a positive contribution to the climate and the environment, and “allow mechanical systems to work normally” which will improve the operation of a plant and allow the facility to avoid excessive downtime.
To learn more about thermal insulation, learners can select from a comprehensive variety of online and onsite thermal insulation courses offered by "IOGS" that are focused on their direct needs.
IOGS/CII Level 2
This IOGS/CII Level 2 online course and exam allow you to make progress and move forward in the time frame that suits you.
The course delivers a series of contents i.e. lessons/topics, videos, quizzes, and the like. You would need to use the web browser of your device (i.e computer, laptop, smartphone, or tablet) to access this online course through our learning management system (LMS) conveniently anywhere, anytime, anyplace.
This course is suitable for QA/QC inspectors (i.e. protective coating or painting, insulation, TPI, and the like), engineers, supervisors, managers, or those who wish to work in inspection and quality control field of thermal insulation which is used to insulate piping and vessels to conserve heat energy or control processes of a gas, oil, chemical, and petrochemical plant and refinery.
The course may also be useful for those who may not have the time or resources to participate in a traditional classroom-based course and exam.
Course Price: $375
IOGS/CII Level 3
This 4 days classroom-based course is held at a set time, date, and place. The tutor appointed by the IOGS leads the class and teaches the students in a friendly and safe learning environment.
The IOGS/CII Level 3 course is suitable for an IOGS/CII Level 2 inspector, or QA/QC inspectors (i.e. protective coating or painting, insulation, TPI, and the like), engineers, supervisors, managers, or those who are already working in inspection and quality control filed and wish to expand their knowledge by learning thermal insulation inspection and quality control requirements.
To get certified as IOGS/CII Level 3 inspector the students to clear the examination (written and oral) successfully which is taken on the fourth day of the course.
Course Price: $795
DIPLOMA IN THERMAL INSULATION
This 30 days classroom-based course is held at a set time, date, and place. The tutor appointed by the IOGS leads the class and teaches the students in a friendly and safe learning environment.
The course is suitable for beginners or freshers who wish to work in the thermal insulation field.
Course Price: $525