Pipe Insulation Industrial in Grandview, MO

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Pipe insulation helps prevent freezing pipes in the cold months and sweaty pipes in the summer. Condensation on plumbing system pipes will eventually cause mold damage to your house. Frozen pipes can result in considerable flooding damage and will lead to costly repairs. By insulating your water pipes, you can save not only on headaches, but you could also reduce your electricity and water usage.

Presently there are several kinds of pipe insulation for sale today. Among 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 produced from closed cell polyethylene which offers maximum coverage from temperature loss and also condensation. It is widely regarded as the best option for wrapping pipes because it has antimicrobial attributes, is dust and fiber free and is available in many tubular dimensions which are self-sealing. Its shortcomings involve the fact that it is inflexible and will not expand and contract neither can it be applied touching heat cables or heat tape.

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

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

Probably the simplest type of pipe insulation to install is foil and foam insulation. The one-step procedure involves winding the self-adhesive insulation all around the cold or hot water pipes. This type of pipe insulation is even ideal for minimizing water pipe rattling and dampening water pipe sounds throughout the entire home or building. In contrast, other kinds of pipe insulation call for joining the butt ends of the segments of pipe insulation together with pipe insulation tape which adds in one more step to the insulating process.

In the end, the most effective type of pipe insulation is the one that suits your project and the types of pipes that exist. You will want to marry the pliability of the pipe (copper, pvc, pex) to the overall flexibility of the insulation product. Similarly, you will want a more durable pipe insulation material, such as rubber or foam in outdoor situations including for ac condensers.

In the past, contractors used asbestos pipe insulation because of 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 specialists may recommend encapsulating asbestos wrapped pipes with fiberglass rewettable pipe lagging as an alternative to asbestos pipe insulation removal.