Kingspan Tarec leads the way
Kingspan Tarec has once again raised the bar for pipe insulation design and performance with the launch of its Next Generation Kooltherm® Pipe Insulation solution, featuring passivated, impregnated liner technology, with an optional Theatre Black finish arriving shortly.
The cutting edge product is manufactured using Kingspan Tarec’s unique continuous on-line production process, which creates minimal waste (less than 5% for recycling) and cuts labour time when compared to less efficient conventional phenolic pipe insulation manufacturing. Its premium performance is further enhanced with the inclusion of a passivating foam additive and liner into the manufacturing process. This creates a fully bore coated solution, which counters the risk presented by surface moisture due to joint or fittings failure.
In addition to these product benefits, the new high emissivity, Theatre Black facing will provide greater choice and flexibility for specifiers and enable Kooltherm® Pipe Insulation to achieve the required thermal performance with reduced thickness on cold and chilled applications. Both standard Silver Foil and Theatre Black finish options are auto-adhesively bonded to the solution, preventing delamination and ensuring that there is no release of VOC’s either during or after manufacture.
Kooltherm® Pipe Insulation is suitable for HVAC and building services applications. Its specialist design allows it be fitted on pipework and equipment operating at temperatures of between -50°C and 120°C. The product also provides excellent fire and smoke resistance and achieves Euroclass BL-s1,d0 to BS EN 13501-1 and is FM Approved to Approval Standard 4924.
At its heart, the solution’s rigid phenolic core delivers outstanding performance with thermal conductivities as low as 0.025 W/m•K, ensuring that the minimal possible thickness is needed to deliver the desired performance. It has zero Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP) and low Global Warming Potential (GWP), and the closed cell structure effectively eliminates moisture ingress.
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