Installing Aerocel® EPDM Pipe Insulation to Uninsulated Strut Clamps

Installing Aerocel® EPDM Pipe Insulation to Uninsulated Strut Clamps

The installation of uninsulated strut clamps creates unintended consequences to mechanical system performance such as refrigerant and VRF piping.

Choosing the Right Chilled Water Insulation

Choosing the Right Chilled Water Insulation

Chilled water systems (CHW) play a critical role in delivering conditioned air to occupant spaces and ultimately contributing to occupant comfort in buildings. CHW, a sub-system of an HVAC system, recirculates water that is chilled via refrigeration through piping, equipment, and ductwork, known as chilled water insulation. A typical CHW supply temperature is 42°F [5.6°C]….

The Importance of AC Return Line Insulation

The Importance of AC Return Line Insulation

HVAC systems utilize piping to transfer cool/cold and warm/hot fluids to ultimately deliver conditioned air to a building’s occupant spaces.  The cool/cold line is known as the suction line or ac return line. It conveys fluids, such as refrigerants, at temperatures of about 40°F [4.4°C]. The liquid line conveys warm/hot fluids at about 110°F [43.3°C]….

Outside Diameter of Aerocel® AEROFIX® Insulated Pipe Supports

Outside Diameter of Aerocel® AEROFIX® Insulated Pipe Supports

Size schedule of Aerofix insulated pipe supports for pipe hanger accessory selection.

What is GREENGUARD Gold Certified Insulation?

What is GREENGUARD Gold Certified Insulation?

Remember the term “sick building syndrome” or SBS? SBS occurs when building occupants experience acute health effects due to time spent in a building. Many times, these negative health effects go undiagnosed because they dissipate when the occupant leaves the building, but they reoccur when the occupant returns. Symptoms can include difficulty with concentration, dizziness,…

Why Low-VOC Insulation Adhesives

Why Low-VOC Insulation Adhesives

Adhesives, such as low VOC insulation adhesives, play a critical role in the installation of common mechanical pipe insulation 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 Of course, insulation…

Design Considerations for FDA, USDA & Pharmaceutical Piping Systems

Design Considerations for FDA, USDA & Pharmaceutical Piping Systems

Process control is a major design objective of mechanical insulation for FDA and USDA facility piping applications. Pipe insulation maintains system operating temperatures, conserves energy, controls condensation, maintains hygiene, and can protect expensive piping equipment from corrosion under insulation (CUI).

Yield of Aerocel® Sheet & Roll Insulation on Piping

Yield of Aerocel® Sheet & Roll Insulation on Piping

Chart for estimating, ordering and minimizing waste when insulating large pipes with Aerocel® EPDM Sheet & Roll.

Achieving the Proper Fit of Aerocel® EPDM Insulation on Pipes

Achieving the Proper Fit of Aerocel® EPDM Insulation on Pipes

With so many piping types (metallic and plastic) available on the market with varying outside diameters (OD’s), it can be a challenge to achieve the right fit with preformed pipe insulation. Like most American mechanical insulation manufacturers, Aeroflex USA’s Aerocel® brand of EPDM closed cell foam pipe insulation tubes are manufactured with inside diameter (ID)…

Elastomeric Foam Insulation: A Complete Guide To The Benefits Of Elastomeric Insulation

Elastomeric Foam Insulation: A Complete Guide To The Benefits Of Elastomeric Insulation

Although closed-cell elastomeric foam insulation has been commercially available since the 1950s, some confusion still exists about the performance properties and benefits of this insulation type. That said, closed-cell elastomeric foam insulation has proven to be one of the top choices for cold (below-ambient) mechanical pipe and equipment applications. The purpose of this post is…