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Designed to reduce energy consumption

Mechanical insulation defined

Mechanical insulation is thermal insulation used on piping, equipment, and all types of mechanical systems, including boilers, HVAC systems, and ducts.  Mechanical insulation serves the following functions:

  •  Conserve energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  •  Regulate the temperature of process systems
  •  Condensation control and mold prevention
  •  Personnel protection from hot or cold surfaces

Commercial insulation

Insulation in commercial buildings such as schools, shopping centres, warehouses, hospitals, hotels and other public buildings, is designed primarily to reduce energy consumption and/or prevent condensation.  The types of mechanical systems commonly insulated in commercial installations vary only slightly from project to project, and involve a relatively narrow temperature range.

Typical Mechanical Systems include:

  •   Plumbing (13°C to 80°C)
  •  Ducts and housings (15°C to 43°C)
  •  Steam and condensate (100°C to 185°C)
  •  Outdoor air intake (seasonal outdoors temperature range)
  •  Roof drains (1°C to 15°C)
  •  Hot water heating (80°C to 100°C)
  •  Chilled water (5°C to 13°C)
  •  Engine exhaust (approximately 675°C)
  •  Kitchen exhaust ducts (approximately 1100°C)
  •  Refrigerant suction (-40°C to 10°C)

Where we work

  •  Hospitals
  •  Retail including shopping centres
  •  Airport
  •  Hotels
  •  Public buildings
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Types of application

  •  Pipe insulation
  •  External duct insulation
  •  Equipment insulation
  •  Acoustical treatment
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