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How Does a Self-Healing Home Cell Membrane Work?
Microscopic levels of damage can occur in residential water-resistant air barrier membranes during application, and over time, due to wear and tear and environmental elements. Tiny cracks can lead to significant thermal bridging and eventual material failure. In addition, homeowners rarely detect these cracks in time to intervene and repair them before more severe damage occurs.
What is Cryogenic Pipe Insulation and What are the Best Systems?
Polyguard has numerous products that support cryogenic pipe inclusion to prevent heat gains that can vaporize the LNG, and ensure safe storage and efficient transport of cryogenic gasses.
Understanding Chilled Water Pipe Insulation
Chilled water pipes play a vital role in climate control for industrial, commercial, and institutional facilities, particularly if they provide individual cooling for each room, like schools, hotels, hospitals, etc., or large structures like airports. Chilled water pipes typically help cool a building by transferring heat from the indoor air into cold water forced through […]
A Guide to Exterior HVAC Duct Insulation Wrap
Exterior ductwork carries heated and cooled air from the outdoor HVAC system to the interior of a building or home. Manufacturers design ductwork so the sections fit tightly together and are sealed with mastic materials to enhance the efficiency of the thin-metal ductwork. However, the ductwork’s design must also include exterior HVAC duct insulation wrap, […]
The Best Products for Waterproofing Exterior Ductwork
HVAC ductwork on the exterior of a building frees up valuable interior space and saves on construction costs. However, it can challenge previous insulation and waterproofing methods like metal or PVC jackets, canvas and mastic, or tar paper and fibrated asphalt. None of these products are successful at waterproofing ductwork because they don’t protect against […]
How to Insulate an Outdoor Water Tank
In cold climates, commercial and residential outdoor water tanks need tank insulation to protect against freezing, which can damage the tank and plumbing, and compromise the safety of the water supply. Other methods for protecting outdoor water tanks from freezing include submersible electric water heaters, electric heating blankets, and external heating systems. However, thermal insulation […]
Industrial Pipe Insulation 101: 4 Steps to Ensure Reliability
Industrial pipe insulation provides a barrier between the contents of a pipe and the outside environment, which is particularly vital in buildings where iron, copper, CPVC, PVC, and stainless-steel pipe temperatures can range from 0° F to 1,000° F (-18° C to 538° C). Industrial pipe insulation plays a crucial role in a building’s efficiency, […]