Pipe Insulation Industrial in Hibbing, MN

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Pipe insulation serves to stop freezing pipes in the cold months and sweating pipes in the summer months. Condensation on plumbing system pipes are going to eventually result in mold damage to your house. Frozen pipes can easily result in considerable flooding destruction and will lead to expensive repairs. Simply by insulating your water pipes, you can save not only on headaches, but you can also reduce your energy and water consumption.

There are many types of pipe insulation for sale today. The most well-known kinds are foam, rubber, fiberglass, and a combo insulation consisting of foam and reflective foil.

pipe insulation industrial photoFoam pipe insulation is made from closed cell polyethylene which provides optimum coverage from thermal loss as well as condensation. It is generally regarded as the leading choice for wrapping pipes since it has antimicrobial attributes, is dust and fiber free and is available in many tubular dimensions that are self-sealing. Its shortcomings include the fact that it is inflexible and does not expand and contract nor can it be applied touching heat cables or heat tape.

Rubber pipe insulation is a heavy duty type of insulation that will withstand exposure to heat cables and tape and expands and contracts. It is a durable and a more energy efficient alternative that is also available in self-seal and non-self-seal versions.

Fiberglass pipe insulation is used for hot and cold plumbing and has a temperature degree tolerance from in between -20 F to 1000F keeping it suitable for very high temperature pipes even in industrial locations. This type contains a built-in wrapping that secures all around the pipes with a self-sealing lap. It is available in fiberglass thicknesses from 1/2″, 3/4", 2" to 3″.

Probably the simplest type of pipe insulation to add is foam and foil insulation. The one-step method consists of wrapping the self-adhesive insulation all around the hot and cold water pipes. This particular kind of pipe insulation is even suitable for lessening water pipe rattling and dampening pipe sounds throughout the whole home or structure. In contrast, other types of pipe insulation call for joining the butt ends of the segments of pipe insulation together with pipe insulation tape that adds another procedure to the insulating process.

In the end, the most effective kind of pipe insulation is one which suits your project and the kinds of pipes that exist. You will need to marry the flexibility of the pipe (copper, pvc, pex) to the flexibility of the insulation material. Similarly, you will want a more long lasting pipe insulation material, such as rubber or foam in outdoor situations including for ac condensers.

Historically, contractors used asbestos pipe insulation because of its insulating and heat tolerating characteristics. It is recommended to contact an asbestos abatement expert to remove asbestos as the fibers present a very dangerous health hazard. Abatement experts may suggest encapsulating asbestos wrapped pipes with fiberglass rewettable pipe lagging as an alternative to asbestos pipe insulation removal.