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1. (WO2017039763) HIGH TEMPERATURE INSULATION SYSTEM AND METHOD

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/039763    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/030633
Publication Date: Fri Mar 10 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Thu May 05 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: E21B 36/00
F16L 59/16
E21B 43/01
Applicants: FMC TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Inventors: WHITSITT, Elizabeth
SILVA-HERNANDEZ, Carlos, Ardenis
HERST, Matthew, R.
JONES, Warren, P.
WABNITZ, Frank
Title: HIGH TEMPERATURE INSULATION SYSTEM AND METHOD
Abstract:
A method includes designing a subsea equipment assembly having an insulation covering an outer surface of at least one equipment unit and a flow path formed through the at least one equipment unit. The designing includes modeling a temperature profile of the subsea equipment assembly having a fluid within the flow path, identifying at least one hot zone along an interlace between the insulation and the outer surface, where the at least one hot zone is exposed to temperatures above a degradation temperature of the insulation, and designing at least one cold zone along the interface to border the at least one hot zone, the at least one cold zone exposed to maximum temperatures below the degradation temperature of the insulation.