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…

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.

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 for…

Best Refrigeration Pipe Insulation

Best Refrigeration Pipe Insulation

When evaluating the best refrigeration pipe insulation for your project, there are many things to consider. Such factors include… Line (operating) temperature Upper ambient temperature range Upper relative humidity range Thermal conductivity and permeability Application – interior, exterior, subject to foot traffic and mechanical damage Space restrictions (between pipes, other objects, retail grocery cases) Material…

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,…