Mechanical Insulation Archive

Are the Pipes in your Home Ready for Winter?

October 18, 2018

If you have had a problem with pipes freezing anywhere in your home, adding insulation helps maintain the temperature of the fluid in the pipe above the freezing point. See what's a good insulation to use and where to install it.

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New ArmaFlex® Shield is Tough Enough for the Job

October 10, 2018

ArmaFlex Shield is an extension of ArmaFlex®, the world’s most recognized brand of closed-cell foam insulation, providing superior protection against thermal losses, condensation and moisture accumulation, while providing added tear resistance and UV protection right out of the box.

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Protect Your Piping and Insulation with Insuguard Pipe Saddles

August 29, 2018

Insuguard® pipe saddles provide the most practical and economical solution to inadequate pipe suspension systems. Insuguard has a unique sliding design that effectively cradles and protects pipes from vibration damage. Read more about how the latest Armacell innovative products bolstered its line.

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How to Save Time on the Job Site with Self-Sealing Insulation

August 02, 2018

Insulation performance relies on the proper installation. Two great options to seal properly seal insulation are lap seal and self seal. For the highest level of condensation control, lap seal provides the best protection, while self seal is a cost-effective way to ensure system integrity. Discover more about lap seal and self seal products offered  by Armacell.

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Is Your Pipe Insulation Functioning Properly?

July 18, 2018

Crushed insulation is a common problem caused by the weight of pipes at pipe hanger locations. This leads to numerous problems for an insulation system, including energy inefficiency and condensation. Read more about the benefits of an engineered pipe support with a load-bearing core: system integration that stops thermal bridging at the connection point and prevents condensation.

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Tocumen Airport Expansion

June 13, 2018

Armacell is providing support to electromechanical contractor Integ for expansion of Tocumen International Airport. The project, which involves installing 60,000 feet of chilled water piping, is a challenging one for Integ. It chose Armacell to provide the insulation and training they need for such a monumental task.

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Condensation and the Risks Part Two: How Your Insulation Choices Matter in the Fight Against the Effects of Condensation

June 06, 2018

With below-ambient systems, condensation formation is always a risk. If the system is not insulated correctly, Moisture Ingress, CUI, and Mold will soon follow the first drop of condensation. The subject of this post is what happens when condensation still forms as a result of a miscalculation or poor installation of the insulation material.  

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Why Clean Air Ducts?

May 16, 2018

There are several factors that can increase the need for regular HVAC system cleaning. Read about the top reasons for HVAC cleaning and other reasons homeowners choose to have their air ducts cleaned.

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Armacell Kicks off it's Annual ArmaFlex Photo Contest

April 04, 2018

Armacell wants the industry to show its best jobs featuring ArmaFlex insulation. Photo entries have the opportunity to win a $500, $200 or $100 VISA gift card prize. See past entries and how to submit for this years contest. 

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Quality Characteristics of Technical Insulation Materials

March 20, 2018

Standard-compliant fire behavior, mechanical stability (aging behavior), and ease of installation are further obvious requirements that insulation materials must meet. But what about protection from moisture ingression? Is there a risk of corrosion under insulation (CUI)? Does the material meet not only thermal but also acoustic insulation requirements, such as sound reduction and/or absorption?

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