research and development (FLEXIBLE ELASTOMERIC FOAM)
In the past, the issue of optimal use of energy has caused human beings to seek care and prevent its wastage. Therefore, he sought to find the use of materials in order to be able to carry out this task. Thermal insulation means reducing heat transfer between parts that are in thermal contact with each other or there is a possibility of radiation between them. Thermal insulation is a natural or industrial material that inhibits heat flow. Industrial insulation materials reduce heat transfer through walls, pipes or equipment and can adapt to different shapes of surfaces such as walls, pipes, tanks and equipment. Today, advanced engineering insulation can save significant fuel consumption. Saving means return on investment, but the more important issue is that with less fuel consumption, the rate of carbon dioxide production also decreases, so the phenomenon of global warming becomes slower.
Closed cell elastomeric insulation has been available in the United States since the 1950s. It’s also known as flexible elastomeric foam (FEF) insulation, UV resistant refrigerant line insulation, flexible elastomeric pipe insulation, HVAC refrigerant line insulation, UV resistant refrigeration pipe insulation, HVAC pipe insulation, AC refrigerant line pipe insulation, HVAC refrigerant pipe insulation, AC return line insulation and plumbing pipe insulation.
Essentially, closed cell elastomeric insulation is a synthetic rubber composed of closed-cell structures available in factory-made tubes, sheets, or rolls. The outer edge consists of a smooth surface or “skin” which serves as a built-in vapor retarder. Due to closed cell elastomeric insulation’s flexible nature, it is less susceptible to cracks, breakage, and material loss when compared to rigid closed-cell insulation options.
Closed cell elastomeric insulation is best known as an HVAC, refrigerant, and plumbing pipe or piping insulation because of its exceptional ability to control condensation on cold (below-ambient) mechanical systems. Due to its low water vapor permeability, closed-cell structure, and built-in vapor retarder, closed cell elastomeric insulation is an excellent choice to protect piping and equipment from one of the most common problems and owner concerns in the building and construction industry – corrosion under insulation or “CUI”. This is a costly, but preventable, problem when water, water vapor, or moisture penetrate the insulation and attack expensive mechanical systems.