What Is Armaflex Sheet, Uses And Benefits10/02/2023
What are the benefits of Armaflex Sheet insulation?
AP ArmaFlex and AP ArmaFlex FS, the world’s most recognized brand of closed-cell foam insulation, provide superior protection against thermal losses, condensation and moisture accumulation that leads to mould. It is the ideal choice for insulating mechanical piping systems.
Requiring fire and smoke ratings of 25/50, AP ArmaFlex FS (Flame Spread)meets ASTM E 84 at 25/50 for 1-1/2” and 2” thicknesses. Both may be used on a variety of curved or flat mechanical surfaces such as large pipe, ducts, tanks, chillers, etc.
Armaflex pipe insulation
Class O Armaflex is the expert flexible insulation for secure condensation control. With its inbuilt water vapour barrier, Armaflex is particularly effective at preventing moisture buildup and ensuring sustainable thermal efficiency.
The water vapour membrane built into Armaflex comes from its closed cell structure. Armaflex contains thousands of interlocking closed cells, each with an essential resistance to water access. As such, the vapour barrier of Armaflex cannot be compromised by surface punctures or tears.
What are the benefits of pipe insulation?
The primary benefits of pipe insulation include reducing convective heat loss, increasing the delivered water temperature by around 4 degrees, and allowing the property’s water heater to be turned down to save energy. In the first place, making sure that pipes are insulated in exposed areas of the home or garage will save money on energy bills. This is especially true if you live in an area with extremely low winter temperatures.
Water pipe insulation will also significantly reduce the risk of pipes becoming frozen or breaking. A good example of this (and something which not everyone considers) is when you insulate a loft space. If you insulate a roof, the home becomes warmer but you will normally find that this makes a loft colder. Pipes and water tanks are therefore susceptible to freezing or breaking. Pipe insulation therefore helps to prevent what could become a very expensive emergency. Water pipe insulation also stops pipes from sweating, which can cause damage where the moisture accumulates in the buildings structure.