Benefits of Commercial and Industrial Insulation
Conserves Energy by Reducing Heat Loss or Gain
Properly designed and installed insulation systems immediately reduce the need for energy, a costly ingredient of every product made.
Controls Surface Temperatures for Personnel Protection and Comfort
Insulation reduces the surface temperature of piping or equipment to a safer level, resulting in increased worker safety and the avoidance of worker downtime due to injury.
Facilitates Process Temperature Control
By reducing heat loss or gain, insulation can help maintain the process temperature to a pre-determined value. Insulation thickness must be sufficient to limit the heat loss in a dynamic system or limit the temperature drop, with time, in a static system.
Prevents Condensation on Cold Surfaces
Specifying sufficient insulation thickness with a good vapor retarder is the most effective means of controlling condensation and limiting corrosion on cold piping, ducts, chillers and roof drains. Sufficient thickness is needed to keep the surface temperature above the dew point temperature of the ambient air.
Prevents or Reduces Damage to Equipment From Exposure to Fire or Corrosive Atmospheres
When used in combination with other materials, fiber glass and rock and slag wool insulation help provide fire protection in firestop systems; grease- and air-duct fireproofing; and electrical and communications conduit and cable protection.
Special or standard insulation materials can be used to encase or enclose a noise generating source, forming a sound barrier between the source and the surrounding area. Insulation installed in walls and ceilings can provide a barrier to the entry of sound from the outside or other rooms.