Condensation should be avoided at all costs
The Challenge: Water, and water vapor, destroys insulation performance and makes it less effective. Moisture intrusion results in the insulation material losing thermal performance, and this gets worse with time. Essentially, this means that more energy will be required to maintain the same system performance. There are also further implications such as corrosion under insulation (CUI), structural degradation, and poor indoor air quality due to potential mold breeding grounds.
All you need to know to keep condensation in control
In our newest white paper “How to Optimize Condensation Control,” we simplify the topic of condensation control by dividing it into three parts. The first part concerns the surroundings of your insulated system where temperature, relative humidity and air circulation have to be considered. The second part is about the insulation surface and the key word here is emissivity. This is the amount of radiant heat that is absorbed by a surface and it is important because the temperature of the surface has a significant impact on the amount of condensation that can build up. The final part goes into the insulation material itself where we review thermal conductivity and the bearing it has on your choice of insulation.
The paper summarizes key points that you should consider for your next insulation project, giving you the support you need to make an informed decision that can help prevent condensation and achieve reliable and long-term energy efficient operations.
Download the free white paper here.