Petrochemical Insulation

CGB Humbertherm have vast experience of working on Petrochemical sites going back to 1974.


ver the years we have carried out contracts for most of the major Petrochemical sites in the Humberside area such as Conoco Phillips, Total Lindsey Oil Refinery, BP Chemicals, Air Products and Novartis along with many other sites throughout the UK.

The work that we have carried out has included major plant expansions, projects, maintenance and plant shutdowns sometimes as a specialist insulation contractor and at other times as part of a multi disciplined team incorporating the provision of access scaffolding and paint coatings.

We also have wide experience of working in pharmaceutical and liquid gas plants where often low temperature and cryogenic insulation is required which is critical work that requires the special skills that our workforce have.

In recent years there has been more emphasis on the prevention of CUI (corrosion under insulation) and this is an area of work that we have developed insulation specifications and practices in conjunction with our clients, often bringing in new materials and methods of working.

Even experienced and qualified insulation operatives are not often trained in CUI techniques which are developing all the time and we like to think we are at the forefront of this in training our men for specific requirements.

We have long term experience of and are able to design, supply and install insulation systems to:

  • Pre-Assembled Units (P.A.U.’s)
  • CUI Standards for painting and insulation
  • Petroleum Storage Tanks
  • Chemical Storage Tanks
  • Refining Columns and vessels
  • Coke Drums
  • Reactors
  • Heat Exchangers
  • Spheres
  • Pumps
  • Steam and Process piping
  • Fireproofing
  • Cryogenic and Refrigeration installations

The insulation types that we have most experience in are:

  • Preformed MMMF and sheetmetal cladding (for piping and fittings)
  • MMMF Mattress and profiled cladding (for boilers, equipment and ducts)
  • Cellular glass with vapour barrier (Terostat etc) for Cryogenic LNG Systems
  • PIR/PUR Foams with vapour barriers for Cryogenic systems.
  • Refining Columns and vessels
  • High temperature products such as Insulfrax
  • Bespoke insulation jackets using varying types of insulation infill and cloth facings.
  • Cassettes and composite panels for acoustic enclosures
  • Specialist insulation systems using materials such as microporous silica and aerogels
  • Alternative finishes such as Fibaroll and Tembutil