It is said 80% of all piping within industrial facilities is 8″ or less in diameter. Although TPSX-12 calsil insulation is available from the factory to fit up to 126″ diameter in filter pressed sections, TPS only stocks calsil to fit from 1/2″ to 24″ diameter pipes at our three U.S. locations. If one has time to wait for larger than 24″ diameter sections to ship direct from the factory, then we can order in the sizes and amounts needed for the project. But what if one doesn’t have time to wait and needs something that will fill the bill without the longer lead times?
3-V scored calsil block is a great solution for these very common larger diameter pipes, tanks and vessels. It starts out as flat calsil block in various thicknesses such as 1.5, 2, 2,5 and 3″ thickness. The dimensions of the blocks are 12″ wide x 36″ long to make them easy to handle. The plain flat block is run through a special saw that has custom made dado head saw blades that cut three v-shaped grooves into one of the long sides of the block. This allows the flat block to “snap” once installed and conform to the curvature of the metal asset.
Essentially, 3-V scored block is a ubiquitous configuration that can be installed in one or multiple layers in order to provide the required total thickness specified by the engineer. TPS stocks 4 different thicknesses of 3-V scored calsil block and keeps numerous truckloads of each size on hand due to its popularity amongst contractors.