flexiblefullpage -
billboard - default
interstitial1 - interstitial
Currently Reading

New guide for installation of mineral fiber pipe insulation on chilled water systems

Codes and Standards

New guide for installation of mineral fiber pipe insulation on chilled water systems

Developed for professional insulation contractors, the 36-page guide recommends methods for insulating chilled water piping systems using a vapor-sealed mineral fiber pipe insulation. 


By Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor | July 27, 2015
New guide for installation of mineral fiber pipe insulation on chilled water systems

Photo: Steve Jurvetson, Creative Commons

The North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA) has issued a new publication, “Guide to Insulating Chilled Water Piping Systems With Mineral Fiber Pipe Insulation.” 

Developed for professional insulation contractors, the 36-page guide recommends methods for insulating chilled water piping systems using a vapor-sealed mineral fiber pipe insulation.

"Insulation systems are critical to limiting heat losses and preventing condensation on pipe surfaces operating from 33 degrees F to 60 degrees F (0.5 degrees C to 15.6 degrees C) within conditioned spaces in commercial and institutional buildings," says Charles Cottrell, vice president technical services for NAIMA. "When poorly applied, however, an insulation system can compromise insulation effectiveness.” 

“NAIMA developed this step-by-step guide for applying vapor-sealed mineral fiber pipe insulation, which when installed according to the guide's recommendations, can effectively control condensation, help extend the life of the insulation system, and save energy," Cottrell says.

The guide addresses the installation of standard ASJ jacketed pipe insulation and presents recommendations based on reliable engineering principles and research, as well as consultation with manufacturers, contractors, and industry experts.

It details insulation application on straight pipe; on pipe system fittings including flanges, couplings, elbows, tees, and valves; and on 45- and 90-degree elbows.  Also included are details on vapor dams, pipe supports, and field-applied jackets.

Other sections include performance criteria, a guide specification, and installation checklist. Click here to download a free copy of the guide.

Related Stories

Multifamily Housing | Mar 24, 2023

Washington state House passes bill banning single-family zoning

The Washington state House of Representatives recently passed a bill that would legalize duplexes or fourplexes in almost every neighborhood of every city in the state.

Multifamily Housing | Mar 24, 2023

Momentum building for green retrofits in New York City co-ops, condos

Many New York City co-op and condo boards had been resistant to the idea of approving green retrofits and energy-efficiency upgrades, but that reluctance might be in retreat.

Legislation | Mar 24, 2023

New York lawmakers set sights on unsafe lithium-ion batteries used in electric bikes and scooters

Lawmakers in New York City and statewide have moved to quell the growing number of fires caused by lithium-ion batteries used in electric bikes and scooters.

Codes and Standards | Mar 24, 2023

Changes to ICC building codes development process aimed at more in-depth vetting of proposals

The changes will take effect in 2024-2026 for the development of the 2027 International Codes (I-Codes). They will move the development process to an integrated and continuous three-year cycle.

Multifamily Housing | Mar 24, 2023

Multifamily developers offering new car-free projects in car-centric cities

Cities in the South and Southwest have eased zoning rules with parking space mandates in recent years to allow developers to build new housing with less parking.

Multifamily Housing | Mar 24, 2023

Coastal multifamily developers, owners expect huge jump in insurance costs

In Texas and Florida, where Hurricane Ian caused $50 billion in damage last year, insurance costs are nearly 50% higher than in 2022.

Geothermal Technology | Mar 22, 2023

Lendlease secures grants for New York’s largest geothermal residential building

Lendlease and joint venture partner Aware Super, one of Australia’s largest superannuation funds, have acquired $4 million in support from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority to build a geoexchange system at 1 Java Street in Brooklyn. Once completed, the all-electric property will be the largest residential project in New York State to use a geothermal heat exchange system.

Concrete | Mar 17, 2023

American Concrete Institute releases new guide for shotcrete construction

The American Concrete Institute, through the work of ACI Committee 506, has released ACI PRC-506-22: Shotcrete—Guide. The newly introduced guide provides information on materials and properties of both dry-mix and wet-mix shotcrete and covers most facets of the shotcrete process including application procedures, equipment requirements, and responsibilities of the shotcrete crew.

Architects | Mar 16, 2023

HKS launches partner diversity program to create a more diverse workforce and partnership network

Design firm HKS has launched a new partner diversity program that will work to build a more diverse AEC ecosystem. The HKS xBE program will give xBE firms (a term encompassing all disadvantaged businesses) and their members “access to opportunities to build relationships, pursue new work, and bolster innovation within the architecture and design professions,” according to HKS.

Sustainability | Mar 16, 2023

Lack of standards for carbon accounting hamper emissions reduction

A lack of universally accepted standards for collecting, managing, and storing greenhouse gas emissions data (i.e., carbon accounting) is holding back carbon reduction efforts, according to an essay published by the Rocky Mountain Institute.

boombox1 - default
boombox2 -
native1 -

More In Category




halfpage1 -

Most Popular Content

  1. 2021 Giants 400 Report
  2. Top 150 Architecture Firms for 2019
  3. 13 projects that represent the future of affordable housing
  4. Sagrada Familia completion date pushed back due to coronavirus
  5. Top 160 Architecture Firms 2021

 



Magazine Subscription
Subscribe

Get our Newsletters

Each day, our editors assemble the latest breaking industry news, hottest trends, and most relevant research, delivered to your inbox.

Subscribe

Follow BD+C: