Insulation for heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) applications in commercial and other non-domestic buildings is a vital part of ensuring the efficiency of services and the comfort of building occupants.
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What does HVAC insulation do?
Insulation products for HVAC are typically made from either glass mineral wool or stone mineral wool and are designed to provide thermal, acoustic and fire performance.
Thermal insulation limits unwanted heat losses & gains from the building through service ducts, while the acoustic properties of the insulation help maintain acoustic comfort for building occupants by deadening unwanted noise from mechanical systems or noise transfer from spaces.
Appropriate fire protection of ducts is vital to stopping unseen fire spread, as required by national building regulations. The ISOVER U-Protect 4.0 Alu1 (Black) passive fire protection system for rectangular or circular ductwork can provide up to two hour’s passive fire protection to ventilation and smoke extract ducts as well as one hour’s passive fire protection to kitchen extract ducts when tested to EN 1366-1 & EN1366-8 and assessed to BS 476: Part 24.
HVAC insulation solutions from Saint-Gobain Insulation UK
We offer several HVAC insulation solutions under the ISOVER brand. They represent proven solutions to meeting the HVAC installation requirements of BS 5970, the code of practice for insulating pipework and ductwork.
CLIMCOVER and CLIMPIPE are lightweight and durable glass wool solutions for insulating metal ductwork and pipework, while U-Protect 4.0 Alu1 (Black) is a passive fire protection system comprising slabs, wired mats and accessories. Find out more about these HVAC and fire protection solutions.
For further advice about HVAC insulation solutions, contact the Saint-Gobain Insulation UK technical support team.
When using ISOVER products, you need to satisfy yourself that use of the product meets all relevant national Building Regulations and guidance as well as local, national and other applicable standards relevant for your construction or application, including requirements in relation to fire and applicable height restrictions. In addition to the product datasheet, please refer to the following product documents:
- BBA certificates - where applicable to the application
- Declarations of Performance
- Health & safety datasheets