Mechanical Engineers

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 system designer 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.

Mechanical system 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 
AP Armaflex Tube, Sheet and Rolls
  • 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 a closed-cell AP ArmaFlex insulation product protected with built-in Microban® antimicrobial protection is an easy way to ensure insulation products inside air ducts or in environments like schools, healthcare facilities, food-processing or food-service areas stay sanitary and resist the growth of mold or mildew in the insulation.

Designed for use in air plenums, ArmaFlex® Ultra is the first elastomeric insulation to be UL Classified as to UL 723 at 25/50. FlameDefense™ Technology means the insulation resists burning and has reduced smoke development even more than our standard ArmaFlex products.

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:

Armacell’s Specification team is here to help Mechanical Engineers and Specifiers with any project. Their full-time job is to support you in any way that helps simplify the HVAC-R and acoustic specification process. They can help with:

  • Master Specifications for any Armacell insulation product
  • Technical data sheets or white papers
  • Thickness calculation reports
  • Real-world project case studies
  • Lunch & Learns approved for 1 Professional Development Hour (PDH) credit
  • Application training or questions
  • Any other specification or application needs

For more information, Contact Us or visit the Solutions Center to download Submittals, SDS, Installation Guides and more.

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