Environmental Product Declarations (EPD’s)

Environmental Product Declarations (EPD’s)

An Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) is a transparent, objective report that communicates what a product is made of, how it impacts the environment, and its impact on human health across its entire life cycle.

Why Specify Flexible Elastomeric Pipe Insulation?

Why Specify Flexible Elastomeric Pipe Insulation?

Flexible elastomeric pipe insulation has been available in the United States since the early 1950s. Essentially, flexible elastomeric pipe insulation is a synthetic rubber composed of closed-cell structure available in factory-made tubes, sheets or rolls. The outer edge consists of a smooth surface or “skin” which serves as a built-in vapor retarder. Due to flexible…

AC Refrigerant Line Pipe Insulation Defined

AC Refrigerant Line Pipe Insulation Defined

What do you need to look for in the best AC refrigerant line pipe insulation for your client’s project? HVAC systems utilize piping to transfer cool/cold and warm/hot fluids to ultimately deliver conditioned air to a building’s occupant spaces. AC refrigerant line pipe insulation saves energy by preventing heat gain of the refrigerant while controlling…

Factors To Consider When Choosing Plumbing Equipment Insulation

Factors To Consider When Choosing Plumbing Equipment Insulation

The most important contributions that plumbing equipment insulation can make to domestic water equipment systems are energy conservation and condensation control. Plumbing equipment insulation typically is installed on the following plumbing system components: Domestic water boiler breechings Domestic water heat exchangers Domestic water converters Domestic hot and cold water pumps Domestic chilled water pumps Domestic…

What To Look For With UV-Resistant Refrigeration Pipe Insulation

What To Look For With UV-Resistant Refrigeration Pipe Insulation

The need for UV-resistant refrigeration pipe 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 Low-Rise…

The Case for Plumbing Pipe Insulation

The Case for Plumbing Pipe Insulation

The most important contributions that plumbing pipe insulation can deliver for domestic hot and cold water piping systems are energy conservation, condensation control, and freeze protection. National model energy standards, such as ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1 – Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings and the International Energy Conservation Code® (IECC®), actually require minimum insulation…

Maintenance Tips for HVAC Refrigerant Pipe (Line) Insulation

Maintenance Tips for HVAC Refrigerant Pipe (Line) Insulation

Through past industry energy audits, it’s been proven that mechanical insulation delivers a typical return on investment (ROI) to building owners within 6 months. However, the National Insulation Association (NIA) estimates that 10%-30% of mechanical insulation is damaged or missing on the piping, ductwork, and equipment where it was installed. Damaged or missing insulation will…

Mold Resistance of Aerocel® EPDM Insulation

Mold Resistance of Aerocel® EPDM Insulation

Molds belong to the fungi kingdom, and unlike plants, they lack chlorophyll and must survive by digesting plants and other organic materials.
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What to know about ASTM E84 25/50-Rated Pipe and Duct Insulation

What to know about ASTM E84 25/50-Rated Pipe and Duct Insulation

  Fire safety standards are developed to protect the lives of building occupants and are commonly adopted as local residential and commercial building codes. An important fire safety standard in the building industry is known as ASTM E84 Standard Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials. ASTM International, formerly known as the American Society…