Mechanical insulation is the installation of thermal insulation on all types of mechanical systems, including boilers, HVAC systems, ducts, and piping.
WHY USE MECHANICAL INSULATION?
Insulation is required for systems that transfer or store air, gas, liquid, or product in which the temperature of the substance being transferred or stored is directly impacted by the temperature of the surrounding air. These systems must undergo proper insulation in order to maintain process temperatures for both hot and cold systems – to protect liquids from freezing and to provide burn protection from possible exposure to hot systems. Mechanical insulation has the ability to maintain temperatures at desired levels; thus decreasing temperature variations and increasing energy and cost savings. When installed correctly, mechanical insulation is the only item in a building that starts to pay for itself immediately.
BENEFITS OF MECHANICAL INSULATION:
1. Process control - keeps moisture and temperature at desired levels by optimizing water vapour flow through systems. - regulates the temperature of process systems.
2. Personal protection - protects from extreme temperatures, vapour, and liquid by maintaining temperature at desired level.
3. Condensation control and mold prevention - prevents the build-up of water vapour, which can freeze and affect performance.
4. Freeze protection and fire/life safety - prevents fire and parts from freezing by maintaining desired temperature.
5. Energy conservation - reduces greenhouse gas emissions by regulating operating temperatures.
6. Cost savings - starts to pay for itself with time.