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WELL Building Standard™

WELL Building Standard™

The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) established the WELL Building Standard™ in 2014. WELL’s overall intent is to deliver a vehicle for building owners to enhance the health and well-being of their occupants. The current WELL rating sytem is called WELL v2™. It is organized by “Concepts”, “Preconditions”, and Optimizations”. Aeroflex USA’s Aerocel® brand of…

Low-VOC Emission Certifications

Low-VOC Emission Certifications

Aeroflex USA switched our Low-VOC emission certifications from UL GREENGUARD Gold to SCS Global Services’ Indoor Advantage[TM] Gold in August 2022. Q – What is the difference between UL GREENGUARD Gold and SCS Global Services’ Indoor Advantage[TM] Gold emission certifications? – The name. Q – Is UL GREENGUARD Gold or SCS Global Services’ Indoor Advantage[TM]…

Fiber Free Insulation

Fiber Free Insulation

A common owner project requirement (OPR) for mechanical insulation installed in the airstream, production, and/or occupant spaces is that it be free of fibers (natural or manmade synthetic). This requirement contributes to the health of all building occupants by preventing the inhalation of airborne fibers. For high-tech cleanroom applications, fiber-free insulation and exposed finishes also…

Guide to Insulation Specifications

Guide to Insulation Specifications

Keeping insulation specifications up-to-date is a constant battle for mechanical engineers and manufacturers of the following factors: Changes to industry standards (i.e. ASTM) Changes with insulation manufacturers (mergers & acquisitions) Energy standard/code updates (i.e. ASHRAE, IECC®) Manufacturer product line additions & deletions Numerous other factors Mechanical insulation specifications for building mechanical and process systems, such…

Does Plastic Piping Need to be Insulated?

Does Plastic Piping Need to be Insulated?

Learn about when plastic piping should or shouldn’t be insulated and find out about the benefits of insulating plastic piping.

Self Seal Pipe Insulation

Self Seal Pipe Insulation

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates that residential and commercial buildings in the United States account for 39% of total energy consumption (2019). Building mechanical systems, such as Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC), refrigeration and plumbing systems are designed to deliver thermal comfort, healthy ventilation (indoor air quality – IAQ), and water to…

Explainer: Installing HVAC, Refrigeration & Line Set Insulation Outdoors

Explainer: Installing HVAC, Refrigeration & Line Set Insulation Outdoors

What is a Line Set? A line set is essentially a set of semi-flexible copper or aluminum tubes running from an air conditioner, heat pump or ductless mini-split unit located outdoors to the air handler in an attic. It consists of liquid (smaller) and suction (larger) tubes, wiring, and insulation. Do Line Sets Need to…

Best AC Piping Insulation

Best AC Piping Insulation

Should AC Pipe Be Insulated? AC piping insulation is a critical component of HVAC systems that utilize piping to transfer cool/cold and warm/hot fluids and ultimately deliver conditioned air to a building’s occupant spaces. The right insulation for AC lines saves energy by preventing heat gain to the refrigerants, controls condensation, protects the piping from…

Thermal Conductivity of Aerocel® EPDM Closed Cell Elastomeric Insulation

Thermal Conductivity of Aerocel® EPDM Closed Cell Elastomeric Insulation

Thermal conductivity, also known a K-Value, measures an insulation’s ability to reduce heat transfer.

Black Low VOC Insulation Adhesive

Black Low VOC Insulation Adhesive

Insulation Adhesive Applications & Purposes Insulation adhesives are formulated for the installation of insulation over common mechanical equipment applications such as: VRF pipe insulation VRV pipe insulation Refrigeration pipe insulation Refrigerant pipe insulation Chilled water insulation HVAC refrigerant pipe insulation HVAC refrigerant line insulation AC return line insulation Plumbing pipe insulation Duct insulation Equipment insulation…