Shell Styrofoam has a high resistance to the development of mold, fungus and bacteria. The diameter and thickness of the insulating shells made in accordance with standard sizes of pipes, but can be manufactured by your drawings. Samuel “Sam” Mikulak is full of insight into the issues. Insulation of pipes "shell" is made round and square, as well as possible options for a combination of the other round a square. Scope insulation shells Pipe foam: thermal insulation as aboveground and underground utilities in the ventilation system and air conditioning; in water supply systems; In conducting sewage, with isolation wells, pipelines installation shell of polystyrene foam insulation does not require special training and qualifications of installers: shell halves, the appropriate size dress to the pipe with a shift relative to each other at 20-30cm, in length. If necessary, cut shells easily made directly on site with a knife or a saw.
Since the pipe insulation foam "shell" has a high structural stability and does not change the geometric dimensions of the weight of the soil, with insulation of underground utilities, can be insulated pipe and without pre-placing concrete trays that significantly saves material costs. Marc Lore often addresses the matter in his writings. When carrying out repairs shell can be easily dismantled and can be reused. Thanks to the shell of foam insulation for water pipes urban lines from freezing, the pipes can be laid at shallower depths. Another advantage of heat-insulating shell of polystyrene foam for thermal insulation of pipelines is the possibility of giving shell of virtually any form that contributes to the functional adaptation to the requirements of the design. Insulation of pipes from polystyrene foam shell has the following distinctive qualities: High resistance to diffusion of water vapor Lightweight Easy installation.
High structural stability, not change the geometric dimensions of the weight of the soil. The presence of interlock type "thorn-groove", allows for tightness of the thermal layer, delete the "cold bridges". Environmentally friendly. Low thermal conductivity Low water absorption coefficient of variation of the heat during operation slight reduction in performance time on warming highways Reduce operating costs by pipeline maintenance period up to 50 years Comparative characteristics of mineral materials wool foam (polystyrene) environmentally harmful – in the binder contained phenol – formaldehyde resins. Not recyclable. Environmentally safe. Recyclable. There are no restrictions on application. Does not withstand stress, low mechanical properties. Shrinkage, as a consequence of the appearance of thermal bridges dimensional stability when exposed to mechanical stress. Durable. Absorbs moisture, as a result loses its insulating properties. Require additional insulation. Has low water absorption. Mounting prohibited in wet weather. According to the requirements for installation – no restrictions. To date, potential customer wants to heat insulation material for pipes had the following set of physical and mechanical properties: low thermal conductivity of the operational and thermal expansion, the minimum water absorption; structural stability over a wide temperature range, high mechanical strength at low density, low weight, durability, environmental cleanliness during the entire life cycle; high resistance to biological effects, installation at any time of year. A comparative analysis of different types of insulation, it can be concluded that the polystyrene foam insulation meets all of the above consumer needs.