Cryogenic exposure

Testing of insulation materials for protection against cryogenic releases

In case of a cryogenic spill, the low temperatures of the fluid can damage structures, instruments and equipment and degrade insulation materials protecting them. As the first laboratory in the world, we now offer testing of such insulation materials according to ISO 20088-1:2016 “Determination of the resistance to cryogenic spillage of insulation materials - Part 1: Liquid phase” and ISO 20088-3:2018 “Determination of the resistance to cryogenic spillage of insulation materials - Part 3: Jet release".

In addition, a cryogenic release of LNG, represents a fire and explosion hazard, which means that insulation materials ought to withstand both the cryogenic release and jetfire. We can offer custom designed tests to document the materials' resistance against cryogenic spill and a sequential jetfire.