TPSX-12 Calsil Insulation

A Resource For Calcium Silicate Industrial Insulation



New BEC Calsil Factory Now Open

TPS is happy to announce the opening of the first new calcium silicate (calsil) insulation factory capable of servicing the North American market in over 45 years! The new factory is a the most advanced and efficient calsil factory in the world and has fully optimized the new manufacturing technologies and automation developed since the mid 1970’s. The greenfield factory was constructed and financed by BEC Industrial Insulation. The annual production of the factory is 2.5 times the capacity of the previous factory formerly known as “IIG Shanghai” and will be the catalyst that will allow BEC calsil (branded as TPSX-12 in North America) to continue to inject legitimate competition against the incumbent supplier and capture 50% or more of the calsil market over the next 3-5 years.

BEC Manufacturing Building Completed

The new BEC calsil factory building is complete (rear) with all new manufacturing equipment installed. This photo was taken on November 15, 2021. The chief engineer estimates the commissioning of the manufacturing facility will take 30-45 days. In the foreground right is the dried in administration building and the foreground left is the ongoing construction of a 3-story concrete warehouse that will provide 120,000 square feet with 16 foot ceilings of dry storage space for finished calsil goods. The phased construction was of course focused on completing the manufacturing facility first in order to resume production of the world’s strongest calcium silicate insulation per ASTM C533 type I.

New ASTM Paper Published

The President of TPS, David Shong, recently published a technical paper for an ASTM International Symposium called STP1629 “Performance, Properties, and Resilience of Thermal Insulations” sponsored by the C16 subcommittee.   The symposium featured “nine peer-reviewed papers with state-of-the-art knowledge on topics related to performance resiliency of thermal insulation materials in the built environment.” 

The paper discusses the history of calcium silicate (calsil) “as the workhorse industrial insulation for oil refineries, power and chemical plants, and pulp and paper mills.”   Due to several historical reasons regarding the formulation of first generation calsil, the insulation became associated with higher rates of corrosion under insulation (CUI).  This caused the market for calsil to decline and all producers to exit the market leaving only a single firm by 2002. 

In 2018, TPS launched the first new calsil insulation that could levy legitimate competition in the North American market by meeting and exceeding all physical property requirements in accordance with ASTM C533 type I.  “This paper discusses advances in manufacturing technology and economic influences that fully address the historically cited reasons that engineers eliminated calsil insulation from their specifications.”

Please contact TPS directly if you would like to discuss the paper or your industrial insulation needs. Please click on the link below to purchase the copyrighted document.

https://www.astm.org/stp162920190167.html

Groundbreaking of New BEC Calsil Factory

BEC Industrial Insulation held a ground breaking ceremony for a new greenfield calsil factory on September 22, 2020. This will be the first new calsil factory to be built in over 45 years. Aerial drone footage shows site grading and pile driving operations and footing construction on December 16, 2020.

TPSX-12 Calsil Insulation Size Offerings

Our motto is TPSX-12 is calsil, only better….

One of the many reasons is the unprecedented offering of different sizes of filter pressed calsil insulation pipe cover and block. In addition to our vast assortment of International Pipe Standard (IPS) and heat traced pipe sizes, we also offer legitimate COPPER tubing sizes that will actually fit on copper pipe ranging from 5/8 to 4 1/8 in 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5 and 3″ wall thicknesses!

Please click on the link below to view all of the various pipe sizes and wall thicknesses. If you would like the actual spreadsheet emailed to you, please contact TPS directly.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1mF11-oVAYgMYlwnsF2KiyMBciFX_TN2RGx0lQp5UO5w/edit?usp=sharing