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Mechanical Engineers and SpecifiersSpecifiers Hold the Keys to Project Success

At Armacell, we know that the specifier is the key to a successful mechanical-insulation system. We believe that providing the mechanical engineer or architect with the knowledge and tools to make the right selection in the design phase is fundamental to the durability and energy efficiency of any HVAC, plumbing, refrigeration or OEM project.

Building-planning engineers and designers can have a significant impact on occupant health and must take steps during the design and construction phases to ensure healthy indoor air in the spaces. Things to consider include:

Design Objectives 
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  • Condensation or moisture control

  • Energy efficiency

  • Economic considerations - return on investment

  • Environmental considerations - sustainability

  • Fire safety

  • Freeze protection

  • Personnel protection - safety

  • Process control

  • Acoustics-noise control

Other Design Considerations 
  • Abuse resistance

  • Corrosion under insulation

  • Indoor air quality

  • Maintainability

  • Regulatory considerations

  • Service life

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People spend 90 percent of their time indoors, where air pollution levels are 2 to 5 times higher than outdoors. The largest source of this pollution is volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from building materials and furnishings. Specifying any of Armacell’s GREENGUARD Gold Certified products is among the most effective ways for engineers and specifiers to ensure healthier educational, healthcare, office and home environments.

Specifying an AP Armaflex product protected with built-in Microban® antimicrobial protection is an easy way to ensure insulation products inside air ducts or in such environments as schools, healthcare facilities, food-processing or food-service areas stay sanitary and resist the growth of mold or mildew.

Armacell products meet the strict guidelines and standards of most North American building codes. Check our submittal sheets for specification data that includes testing for fire and smoke ratings, thermal conductivity, water vapor permeability or absorption, temperature ranges, acoustics and other important technical information. Contact our technical managers for answers to specific project questions.

Tools for Engineers and Specifiers:

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