Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Commercial Insulation For A More Energy Efficient Company

Insulation is an integral part of building construction. Commercial insulation is the professional standard grade product that either a licensed contractor will place, or have a trained specialists to install or apply, depending upon the type of product. There are five predominately used commercial insulation products, depending upon the project that it is being used for. Any company having their insulation replaced during renovation or any company undergoing new construction must consider the major points of selection.

There are insulation materials that provide different degrees of thermal, fire, moisture and sound protection or reduction throughout any space. So they must first acknowledge what the space will be used for and how they would like their insulation choice to provide them with cost management as well. The thickness of the material will present a financial investment initially, but with great cost savings over the long term, given the durability of the product. This material can be used to prevent pipe freeze and condensation where temperatures vary, as well as energy efficiency.

Commercial insulation can be provided in fiberglass pipe, fiberglass board and blanket, rock wool pipe, rock wool blanket and of course, green rock and slag wool options for companies that wish to pursue the most diminutive carbon footprint as possible. First, fiberglass pipe insulation is produced and installed as one three-foot piece of dense molded material. It is often seen covering equipment and processing piping in a variety of industrial plants that process water, food products or chemicals, because it can withstand temperatures of up to 1000 degrees Fahrenheit. With the same temperature capabilities, the fiberglass board and blanket commercial insulation options provide both temperature and sound barriers for a variety of spaces. Width and density options are used for heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, as well as electricity processing and external wall or piping protection. Third, rock wool pipe coverings are ideal for greater temperature variants between -120 degrees and 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit, as well as offering prevention of mold and mildew-causing condensation. Meanwhile, rock wool blankets, composed of mineral wool, is provided in sheets that can cover many cylindrical shapes, such as pipes, heating or cooling tanks and ductwork. There are rock and slag wool (mineral wool) options for greener solutions that companies can utilize. Regardless of the commercial insulation selected, the newer the insulation is, the better it will perform for the office, building or plant that it serves.

1 comment:

  1. Unfortunately, the solution to the carbon problem is not solved by thinking of ways to do a job that used to require carbon and do it in a way that doesn't require carbon. This is because how much we do tomorrow is not decided by how much we do now. If we become more efficient or wealthier we just do more. So any process that replaces carbon and makes you wealthier or more efficient has no carbon effect. Richardson