Posts by Aeroflex USA

Combustibility of Mechanical Insulation

Fire protection design for commercial buildings is critical to the life safety of building occupants and the building itself. Fire codes, fire protection standards, and building codes reference various terms such as fireproof, fire resistance, flame retardant, noncombustible, and many more. This technical bulletin will address the combustibility of construction materials, including mechanical insulation. The…

Learn More

Aeroflex USA Awarded 2024 Premier Industry Manufacturer by the National Insulation Association® (NIA)

The 2024 Premier Industry Manufacturers are: Aeroflex USA Armacell Johns Manville Knauf Insulation, Inc. Owens Corning ROCKWOOL Technical Insulation   This award was first presented 5 years ago to recognize and distinguish exemplary manufacturing companies as insulation industry advocates and leaders. Available exclusively within NIA, the award spotlights Associate (Manufacturer) companies for demonstrating leadership, dedication,…

Learn More

Aeroflex USA Receives National Insulation Association® (NIA) 2023 Safety Excellence Award at Platinum Level

NIA’s Safety Excellence Award is the only national award for outstanding safety performance in the mechanical insulation industry. The award program recognizes top companies that have established structured safety programs to ensure the well-being of their employees and create safe working environments. NIA’s Safety Excellence Award program honors four levels of excellence: Platinum, Gold, Silver,…

Learn More

AEROFLEX®-EP is FM Approved

FM Approvals (FM), a division of FM Global, provides third-party testing and certification services. FM Approval certification differs from other well-known insulation industry fire safety test, standards, and requirements such as ASTM E84, UL 723, NFPA 90A/90B, and the International Mechanical Code® Listing and Labeling requirement. FM Approval provides commercial and industrial building owners with…

Learn More

VRF/VRV Pipe Insulation Considerations

VRF (variable refrigerant flow) and VRV (variable refrigerant volume) systems (VRF/VRV), also known as ductless or mini-split systems, are an innovative alternative to traditional HVAC systems that deliver thermal comfort to individual occupant spaces without ductwork. System benefits include increased energy efficiency, simultaneous heating and cooling, space conservation, design flexibility, and individual user controls. Since…

Learn More

AEROFLEX® and MRI Quench Piping

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanning machines are employed in the healthcare field for disease detection, diagnosis, and monitoring of treatment. Major MRI machine manufacturers, such as GE, Siemens, Canon, Hitachi, and Philips, use cryogens to cool magnets in MR scanners. Cryogenic gases, such as helium, are designed to be safely vented out of the building…

Learn More

Navigating ASTM D1056: A Comprehensive Guide for Industry Professionals

Introduction In the realm of industrial materials and products, standards and specifications play a pivotal role in ensuring quality, safety, and efficiency. Among these, ASTM D1056 stands out as a crucial benchmark for flexible cellular materials—specifically rubber. In this comprehensive guide, we delve into the intricacies of ASTM D1056, highlighting its importance and relevance in…

Learn More

Understanding ASTM Standards: D1056, C534, and C795

In the realm of industrial materials and applications, adherence to recognized standards is crucial for quality, safety, and efficiency. ASTM International standards are globally acknowledged benchmarks in this regard. This blog post will explore three specific ASTM standards: D1056, C534, and C795, each serving unique roles in their respective domains. ASTM D1056: For Flexible Cellular…

Learn More

Recycled Content

AEROFLEX EPDM™ closed-cell elastomeric insulation (tube, sheet, roll, fitting covers) and accessories (adhesives, coatings, pipe supports, and tapes) are manufactured with 0% recycled content. Exception: Protape® EPDM seam sealing tape is manufactured with 50% post-industrial / pre-consumer waste (AEROFLEX EPDM™).

Learn More

Chilled Water Systems: Why Closed-Cell Elastomeric Insulation Trumps Open-Cell Fibrous Insulation

When it comes to insulating chilled water systems, making the right choice can have a significant impact on efficiency, cost savings, and long-term performance. In this article, we’ll explore why closed-cell elastomeric insulation, particularly AEROFLEX EPDM™, is the preferred choice over open-cell fiberglass insulation. AEROFLEX EPDM offers a range of versatile products designed to meet…

Learn More