Hot pipes are widely used for heating and warm water distribution in large buildings and complexes, such as airports, factories and high-rise residential blocks.
The distances travelled by hot pipes can be long, and the spaces they pass through extremely cold. This is especially true during the autumn or winter months, when the need for them is at its highest.
Insulation acts to keeps the heat inside the pipes while air or water is being transported from the boiler/heating system to central heating units. This helps ensure minimal temperature loss while in transit, and a comfortable indoor atmosphere.
Installing quality hot pipe insulation means less energy is needed to maintain the desired temperature levels. Energy costs can therefore be far lower, particularly during the winter months.
Fire resilient insulation is also essential for fire protection in HVAC systems. Hot piping may run through construction or factory sites that are full of people – or apartment buildings where people sleep. Shielding workers and occupants from the high temperatures inside, and possible fire hazards, is vital.