Industrial Insulation Types

There are several factors to consider when specifying insulation for industrial applications. Two primary considerations are choosing the right product for your needs and determining the proper insulation thickness for optimal product performance and efficiency.

Do you know all of insulation's benefits?

A properly designed and installed insulation system offers immediate and long-term benefits. Insulation protects your personnel, your equipment, your system, and your budget.

1. Reduces energy costs

2. Prevents moisture condensation

3. Reduces capacity and size of new mechanical equipment

4. Enhances process performance

5. Reduces emissions of pollutants

6. Safety and protection of personnel

7. Acoustical performance: reduces noise levels

8. Maximizes return on investment (ROI)

9. Improves Appearance

10. Fire Protection

Hot Insulation

Equipment or pipework with an operation temperature greater than 55°C in case of metallic surfaces and 65°C in the case of non-metallic surfaces should be insulated so that the surface temperature after insulation (cold surface temperature) does not exceed 55°C.

Cold Insulation

Cold insulation should be considered where operating temperatures are below ambient and where protection is required against heat gain, condensation or freezing. In designing an insulation system where formulae and surface coefficients are used they should be to an appropriate international standard.

Aeropink Ceiling Insulation

Aerolite does not burn!!

In some cases improvements of up to 6 degrees Celsius have been noted Aerolite will pay for itself in less than 3 years through the savings shown on the home-owner's electricity bill. Besides the fantastic thermal properties of Aerolite, Aero-Pink Ceiling Insulation have often installed Aerolite in many homes and offices for noise reduction.

Simple to install, Aero-Pink installation teams insulate the entire average home in about 3 hours. Aero-Pink Ceiling Insulation has installed Aerolite in single rooms and buildings of thousands of square meters over the years.

Sound Absorption

Sound striking a hard surface is bounced off. When it strikes a layer of Fibreglass, it enters the material and encounters friction, which changes the sound energy into heat energy. A sound absorption co-efficient of say 0.95 implies that 95% of the energy is absorbed. At the higher frequencies the co-efficient can be greater than 1 – the material has a “sucking” effect so that more sound reaches it than would fall on the same area if it were hard.

The high notes are absorbed more than the low ones. This is typical of a fibrous sound absorber and need not necessarily be a disadvantage because the ear is less sensitive to the low frequencies while the high frequency components of noise are annoying. Test results prove that low frequency absorption increases appreciably with increased thickness. To absorb all frequencies well, use a thick layer of Fibreglass. If high frequency absorption is required, a more economical thinner layer could be sufficient.

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