HVAC / CHILLED WATER

Insulation is the ultimate multi-tasker in HVAC systems. No other insulation multi-tasks as well or as reliably as Aeroflex closed-cell elastomeric foam insulation for ducts, piping and other HVAC equipment.

Aeroflex’s Aerocel® brand of insulation enhances the energy performance, fire security, and acoustic properties of buildings. It also protects owners from the negative and often destructive consequences of moisture intrusion, including mold and corrosion under insulations (CUI). And thanks to its proprietary blend of EPDM, it lasts longer, even when installed outdoors.

Benefits:

Effectively retards heat gain/loss and prevents condensation
Non-corrosive on stainless steel piping
Fiber-free for healthier indoor environments
Naturally microbial resistant
Non-polar – does not react with water
Naturally UV-resistant for long-lasting service
Prevents corrosion under insulation (CUI)
Fire safety – Passes ASTM E 84 25/50 up to 2” (50 mm) thick
Built-in vapor retarder eliminates the need for jacketing in typical applications
Complimentary components like Aerofix® insulated pipe supports, EPDM tapes, factory fabricated fittings and adhesives provide an airtight hermetic seal throughout the insulated system
Low-emitting material: GREENGUARD and GREENGUARD Gold certified
Can contribute to LEED®
Attenuates HVAC noise at lower frequencies

Applications:

Duct Insulation (liner and wrap), indoor and outdoor
HVAC chilled water, refrigeration & limited cryogenic piping
Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) piping
HVAC equipment, including pumps, air handlers, expansion tanks, etc.
Temperature range: -320°F (-196°C) to 257°F (125°C)

Why non-polar EPDM elevates insulation performance

Aeroflex's Aerocel brand of insulation products are unique among other closed-cell elastomeric foams in that they are classified “non-polar.” EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer) is a non-polar compound and the basis for all Aerocel insulation.

Polarity is a function of the electrical charge across a molecular structure. When a material is classified as “non-polar,” it means that the electrical charges are evenly distributed across each molecule. This makes the molecules more stable, especially when exposed to water.  As a result, Aerocel insulation degrades at a slower rate than other closed-cell elastomeric brands, especially when exposed to moisture, sunlight, ozone and a wide range of temperatures.

Because Aerocel EPDM insulation is hydrophobic, meaning that it does not react with water, it is inherently microbial-resistant and lasts longer, providing owners with a more favorable product life-cycle assessment and cost than other closed-cell elastomeric foam insulations.

For a more detailed explanation please refer to our white paper: Chemical Polarityand Its Impact on the Performance of Elastomeric Foam Insulation