HVAC pipework distributes hot and cold water and other liquids throughout a building. This pipework needs to be carefully insulated in order to maintain the media at the design temperature to save energy, prevent condensation, improve thermal comfort and to avoid potential health related issues.
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The correct specification of pipework insulation can have significant effects upon the running costs by reducing any heat loss and minimising inefficiencies in hot flow situations. Furthermore, as regulations have evolved, it has become more important to also be aware of the potential for overheating in buildings, and the contribution of heat loss from pipes in the summer time can be the largest internal factor contributing to heat gain.
Where there is a cold pipe, it reduces the potential of the system to gain any heat and as a result lower the overall efficiency of the system. More importantly perhaps is the ability to negate the potential of condensation occurring, which can in extreme circumstances lead to the failure of equipment or any structure around which might be susceptible to that moisture. This can also create a potential for mould to grow or for other degradation to occur that could be harmful to health.
Superior acoustic properties
Insulation can also significantly reduce the amount of noise transmitted through the ductwork and pipework in the HVAC system, both from mechanical systems and noise transfer within spaces through which the ductwork and pipework might pass.
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
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