Advantages of buying insulation for your homes and offices!01/12/2020
Energy Savings: Insulation Reduces Energy Costs
A properly designed and installed insulation system immediately reduces the need for energy and results in significant savings.
A properly designed, insulated, and maintained system significantly reduces energy costs, which saves money and protects the environment. An unbelievable amount of energy is lost through uninsulated valves, bare pipes, or defective insulation. It seems to be one of those maintenance things that never gets done—until somebody can demonstrate what it’s costing to ignore the uninsulated system.
Impressive Return on Investment: Insulation Is a Quick Payback
- Reduced energy cost means improved ROI.
- Addition of insulation can be the most cost-effective means of reducing O&M costs for an industrial facility or a commercial building.
A properly designed and installed insulation system provides an excellent return on investment and quick payback through cost savings. Insulation is a low-risk investment because the savings and the payback can be forecasted with a high degree of accuracy
Control Condensation with Insulation
Insulation with a good vapor retarder controls condensation and limits corrosion on cold piping, ducts, chillers, and roof drains. Sufficient thickness is needed to keep the surface temperature above the dew point temperature of the ambient air.
- Keep surface temperatures above dew point.
- Prevent costly moisture damage to building materials.
- Prevent mold and mildew growth.
- Reduce energy costs for operating chillers and refrigeration equipment.
FAQ: How Does Insulation Help Control Condensation?
When piping and equipment operate at temperatures lower than the ambient air, moisture in the air will condense, or freeze, on or within the insulation surface, or on the cold pipe surface. Unless the system is protected by sufficient thickness and by adequate vapor retarders, the insulation can become wet, causing corrosion, and causing the insulation to become ineffective. Specifying sufficient insulation thickness with an effective vapor retarder system is the most effective means of providing a system for controlling condensation on the membrane surface and within the insulation system on cold piping, ducts, chillers, and roof drains.
Process Control with Insulation
A properly specified and installed insulation system on bare process lines and equipment can increase the efficiency of a process system by as much as 95% or more.
Use insulation to:
- Maintain process temperatures;
- Improve product QC; and
- Improve operating safety.