Insulation on Pipes

Insulate means to prevent the passage of heat, electricity, or sound by surrounding the area of concern with a non-conductive material. Thermal insulation prevents the transfer of heat because it is not a good conductor (non-conductive). The purpose of insulation on pipes is to: Save energy Improve process performance Condensation control Freeze protection Personnel protection…

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What is EPDM Insulation?

This post will break down the key differences between two types of closed cell elastomeric foam insulation – EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer) insulation and NBR/PVC (Nitrile Butadiene Rubber/Polyvinyl Chloride). Closed cell flexible elastomeric insulation, also known as rubber, has been commercially available in the United States for almost 70 years. Due to its closed-cell…

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Research the Best Flexible Elastomeric Pipe Insulation

Flexible elastomeric pipe insulation has been available in the United States since the early 1950s. It is also known as closed cell elastomeric insulation, cellular foam insulation, closed cell elastomeric foam insulation, rubber, unicellular foam insulation, refrigeration pipe insulation, hvac pipe insulation, ac return line insulation, plumbing pipe insulation, uv resistant refrigerant line insulation, refrigerant…

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Specifying the Best Chilled Water Insulation

Chilled water systems (CHW) serve a pivotal role in delivering conditioned air to building spaces and ultimately contributing to occupant comfort in buildings. It is estimated that 15%-20% of all mechanical piping in the U.S. is associated with chilled water systems. CHW, a sub-system of an HVAC system, recirculates water and other fluids such as…

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Performance Benefits of Closed Cell Elastomeric Foam Insulation

Closed cell elastomeric insulation has been commercially available in the United States since the 1950s. It is also commonly known as: Closed cell elastomeric thermal insulation Closed cell elastomeric rubber insulation Closed cell elastomeric foam insulation Flexible closed cell elastomeric insulation Closed cell elastomeric nitrile rubber insulation EPDM closed cell elastomeric foam insulation Essentially, closed…

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Best HVAC Pipe Insulation

What is HVAC pipe insulation and why is it important? This post will provide a summary of the performance attributes to look for when choosing the best HVAC pipe insulation for cold (below-ambient) systems. Top concerns with HVAC pipe insulation on cold lines include condensation control, corrosion under insulation, UV protection and mold growth. Heating,…

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Need To Know – Installing Closed Cell Elastomeric Insulation in Exterior Applications

The need for UV resistant refrigerant line insulation is common for installations on building exteriors, such as rooftops, to convey refrigerants between large roof-top HVAC systems and interior equipment to provide conditioned air to the building’s occupant spaces and equipment. U.S. commercial energy codes and standards, such as ASHRAE 90.1 Energy Standard for Buildings Except…

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