Pipe Insulation Industrial in Delta Junction, AK

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Pipe insulation helps stop freezing pipes in the winter and sweaty pipes in the summer. Condensation on plumbing pipes are going to eventually result in mold damages to your home. Frozen pipes can easily result in considerable flooding destruction and will lead to expensive repairs. By insulating your water pipes, you can save not only on troubles, but you can also reduce your fuel and water consumption.

There are many types of pipe insulation for sale today. Among the most popular types are foam, rubber, fiberglass, and a combination insulation consisting of foam and reflective foil.

pipe insulation industrial photoFoam pipe insulation is produced from closed cell polyethylene which provides maximum protection from temperature loss as well as condensation. It is widely thought of as the best choice for wrapping pipes because it has antimicrobial attributes, is dust and fiber free and is offered in many tubular dimensions that are self-sealing. Its shortcomings include the fact that it is rigid and does not expand and contract neither can it be applied touching heat cables or heat tape.

Rubber pipe insulation is a durable kind of insulation that does withstand exposure to heat cables and tape and also expands and contracts. It is a sturdy and a more energy efficient alternative which is also available in self-seal and non-self-seal varieties.

Fiberglass pipe insulation is used for hot and cold water pipes and has a temperature degree tolerance from between -20 F to 1000F making it well-suited for very high temperature water pipes even in industrial locations. It contains an integrated wrapping which secures all around the pipes using a self-sealing lap. It is available in fiberglass thicknesses from 1/2″, 3/4", 2" to 3″.

Arguably the easiest type of pipe insulation to install is foil and foam insulation. The one-step process involves wrapping the self-adhesive insulation around the cold or hot water pipes. This particular type of pipe insulation is even ideal for minimizing plumbing pipe vibration and dampening water pipe noises through the whole home or structure. In contrast, other kinds of pipe insulation require connecting the butt ends of the segments of pipe insulation together with pipe insulation tape which adds another step to the insulating process.

In the end, the most effective type of pipe insulation is the one that matches your project and the kinds of pipes that you have. You will need to compare the flexibility of the pipe (copper, pvc, pex) to the overall flexibility of the insulation material. Likewise, you will need a more durable pipe insulation material, such as rubber or foam in outdoor applications including for ac condensers.

In the past, contractors utilized asbestos pipe insulation due to its insulating and heat tolerating properties. It is best to contact an asbestos abatement expert to remove asbestos as the fibers present a very dangerous health hazard. Abatement professionals may suggest encapsulating asbestos-wrapped pipes with fiberglass rewettable pipe lagging as a substitute to asbestos pipe insulation removal.