Pipe Insulations are materials or combinations of materials wrapped around the pipe which retard the flow of heat energy. Pipe insulation reduces energy losses to a great extent and thereby reduce the energy cost. Piping shall be insulated as per the insulation class, operating temperature, and insulation thickness stated in the P&ID.
Geyser insulation can save money and energy. So much energy is wasted through heat loss in a geyser. Geysers outside the house are exposed to cold temperatures, which requires more energy to heat the geyser. While the geyser is on, heat will escape through the geyser’s surface, requiring more energy to make up for this heat loss. Your electricity bill at the end of a cold month may leave you shocked, and the reason lies with your geyser. How can you prevent this heat loss and avoid those nasty end-of-month payments?
Hot insulation is applied on the hot surfaces of the piping system to prevent the energy flow from flowing fluid. So, main aim of hot piping insulation is heat conservation. Mineral Wool, Glass Wool, Calcium Silicate, etc are normally used as Hot insulating material.
Cold Insulation is the insulation used on cold surfaces of the piping system to avoid heat gain from outside (Cold Conservation) or to avoid Condensation. Polyurethane Foam, Expanded Perlite Foam, Expanded Polystyrene Foam, etc are the widely used cold insulating materials.