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

With so many options to choose from, it can be a true challenge to choose the best chilled water insulation for your client projects. The intent of this post is to help you sort through the key performance characteristics in order to determine the most favorable chilled water insulation to meet your owner’s project requirements…

The Importance of AC Return Line Insulation

The Importance of AC Return Line Insulation

AC return line insulation is a critical component of HVAC systems which utilize piping to transfer cool/cold and warm/hot fluids and ultimately deliver conditioned air to a building’s occupant spaces. The right AC return line insulation saves energy by preventing heat gain to the refrigerants, controls condensation, protects the piping from corrosion, and provides personnel…

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)…