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…

Refrigeration – Aeroflex USA

Refrigeration – Aeroflex USA

Commercial and industrial refrigeration systems (piping, fittings, and vessels) typically operate in the 35°F to -100°F range. These continuous service temperatures are typically below-ambient and under constant threat of condensation and vapor drive. Additionally, hot gas defrost cycles can reach intermittent spikes of 250°F. The consequences of inadequate refrigeration pipe insulation design include saturated insulation,…

Calculation of R Value

Calculation of R Value

Thermal insulation for commercial and industrial mechanical systems (piping, ducts & equipment), also known as mechanical insulation, serves to reduce heat transfer between one surface and another or a surface to the environment. The term and measurement for an insulation’s ability to reduce heat transfer is called thermal conductivity, also known as K value. Like…

Shelf Life of Aerocel® EPDM Insulation & Accessories

Shelf Life of Aerocel® EPDM Insulation & Accessories

We are often asked for the shelf life of Aerocel® EPDM insulation and accessories. For all products, the stated shelf life is dependent on product storage.

Insulation on Pipes

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…

What is EPDM Insulation?

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…

Research the Best Flexible Elastomeric Pipe Insulation

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…

Calculating the Correct Aerocel® Insulation Thickness for Condensation Control

Calculating the Correct Aerocel® Insulation Thickness for Condensation Control

When designing a mechanical insulation system for condensation control, it’s important to gather specific variables to calculate the correct insulation thickness for the given application.