EPS Application:Cold storage and buoyancy systems

Cold storage and buoyancy systems
EPS is an excellent insulation to enclose close storage used to cool and store food, flowers and other commodities at temperature ranging from normal room temperature (68°F) down to cryogenic temperatures (-148°C) . EPS is well suited for this type of insulation because of its excellent thermal resistance, its low permeability to water vapor and air, low absorption of water, dimensional stability, chemical inertness and durability, lack of odor and vermin resistance.
EPS is also used to insulate containers that hold cold liquids or gases pipes and vessels in cold environments such as utility and sewer lines.
Buoyancy systems
EPS can be used for a variety of flotation devices, such as rafts, docks and billets. Buoyancy billets are usually produced in standard sizes but can be easily customized. They are suitable for fresh and salt water and are unaffected by winter temperatures. EPS billets can support 55 lbs. per cubic foot, which is significantly more than typical wood flotation devices. Since EPS is lightweight and easy to work with, installation and maintenance costs are low.
EPS buoyancy systems are safe for the environment. They are ozone friendly, no CFCs are used in their production, and they have no food value for marine animals. Growth of marine life in stagnant water does not impair the buoyancy of the billet and can be easily removed with a scraper.
EPS flotation structures exhibit excellent rebound characteristics with minimum rocking, provide less resistance to breaking waves and quieter than those with other types of flotation such as drum floats.