When conducting a post-installation inspection of AEROFLEX® EPDM™ mechanical insulation, it is critical not to physically damage the insulation. When mechanical impacts, such as fingers/hands, tools, and foot traffic break the skin of the insulation surface, the following unintended consequences can occur:
- R-value reduction
- Energy loss
- Condensation (dripping on objects below)
- Corrosion under insulation (CUI)
Post-installation inspections can be successfully performed visually without physically altering the insulation itself.
To reference best practices with the installation of AEROFLEX® EPDM™ closed-cell elastomeric foam insulation, please refer to Aeroflex USA’s Installation Guide.