Mechanical Insulation Archive

Flame and Smoke Requirements for Mechanical Insulation

January 17, 2018

Flammability is critical to the safety of buildings, vehicles, and products. The following technical bulletin explains the major flame and smoke requirements for mechanical insulation and how Armacell products comply with these requirements.

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Be Confident in the New Year with a Newly Refreshed Insulation Spec!

January 10, 2018

The introduction of a new year is a chance to begin again with rejuvenated energy and passion for the upcoming year. Often these new beginnings start as good intentions with New Year’s resolutions, however within a few weeks or months these resolutions are forgotten or left behind due to other priorities.  Having just emerged from the holiday season when things slow down a bit, you may have had some time to assess the state of your specifications. 

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Energy Standards and Codes for Mechanical Insulation in Commercial Buildings

December 13, 2017

Energy conservation is important to everyone. It reduces the consumption of natural resources, reduces pollution in the environment, and saves building owners and homeowners money. As a result, energy conservation standards and codes were developed to ensure energy conservation is a priority for new and existing buildings. 

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Installing Armaflex on Cryogenic Systems

December 08, 2017

Armaflex insulation has proven performance insulating cryogenic systems down to -297°F. AP Armaflex is ideal for applications operating all the way down to -40°F because it remains flexible down to -40°F and its excellent thermal conductivity and low water vapor permeability make it extremely efficient at preventing condensation. Read about very important installation points that are critical to the performance of Armaflex on cryogenic systems.

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Save Energy and Money with this easy DIY Insulation Project

November 29, 2017

Every section of water pipe in your home can benefit from insulation, but in some cases, it can be impossible to install if the walls have been sealed up. There are areas in your home that should be accessible that will definitely benefit from insulation. 

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An Inside Look at UL’s Performance and Reliability Testing Center

November 15, 2017

Did you ever wonder why some of your appliances last longer than others? Or, why one product performs better than its competitor? If yes, then you are in the right place as the staff at UL’s Product Engineering Services team in Newton, Iowa have been answering those questions and more since 2008.

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Why it’s Important to Check Insulation on Residential AC Units Yearly and How to Replace

October 18, 2017

Insulation on the suction line of your AC unit performs an important role in keeping your AC functioning properly. Over time UV rays, weathering, and mowing and trimming can cause damage to portions of the insulation that is located outdoors. This blog looks at tips for replacing damaged pipe insulation AC refrigerant lines.

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UL SPOT – The Credible Source for Product Information for Building Professionals

October 04, 2017

Currently featuring more than 45,00 products, SPOT database is a first of its kind tool for architects, designers and specifiers to identify products by sustainable attributes, MasterFormat product codes and building rating system credits such as LEED v4 and the WELL Building Standard™.

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The “Father of Armaflex” comes back to Armacell to see how he made a Difference

September 20, 2017

67 years later Lawrence Clark visits Armacell to check up on the product he developed. 

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Condensation and the Risks Part One: Why the Proper Insulation Choices Will Keep You Out of the Rain

September 07, 2017

Below-ambient systems, such as chilled water, refrigeration, and cool air duct systems, are highly susceptible to the formation of condensation on their surfaces. With a temperature far below the average indoor dew point, these systems can quickly sweat and create an apparent indoor rain. This is never an acceptable condition within any occupied space or even a mechanical room, so what can be done to prevent this from happening?

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