COLD PIPE INSULATION SYSTEMS
COMPLETE MANUFACTURING / FABRICATION / BUNDLING / DELIVERY
PermaTherm provides complete, high-performance Cold Service Mechanical Insulation Systems, delivered to your jobsite. We offer your chosen rigid foam insulation, vapor barriers, and jacketing with all accessory insulation materials. We factory-assemble, bundle, box, and ship – – maximizing cost and time efficiencies.
XPS (extruded polystyrene) is a closed cell rigid foam insulation for low temperature (<168°F) pipe insulation systems for chilled water and refrigeration. XPS is manufactured by Dow Chemical (blue Styrofoam®) and Owens Corning (pink Foamular®). The R-value (thermal resistance), compressive strength, moisture, etc. will vary by density and manufacturer. XPS clearly has better thermal conductivity and other properties compared to fiberglass or mineral wool insulation.
PermaTherm has manufactured hundreds of miles of trouble-free EPS (expanded polystyrene) rigid foam pipe insulation systems for refrigeration and chilled water applications! EPS and XPS have comparable thermal conductivity, yet EPS has the highest R-value per installed cost, and its thermal conductivity does not degrade over time. Independent tests have demonstrated that, in spite of advertised Water Absorption values, over the long term EPS exhibits superior water absorption properties, and thus better thermal resistance.
Polyiso closed-cell rigid foam has the highest energy savings (low thermal conductivity) of any thermal insulation commonly used for insulation on cold pipes, has excellent compressive strength, and is available in a range of densities. The price of polyiso is generally between that of XPS and EPS on a board-foot basis, and requires less installed insulation accessories to achieve energy savings savings. Polyiso, like EPS, is produced as large buns that can be fabricated into large pipe insulation segments without adhesives. Polyiso is a thermoset foam suitable as mechanical insulation up to 350°F.
PERMATHERM’S PIPE INSULATION SYSTEMS SUPERIOR, AFFORDABLE & EASY-TO-INSTALL
“You really should know PermaTherm? We provide complete Cold Service Insulation Systems, delivered to your jobsite, and have been doing it for 30 years. Your chosen insulant, vapor barrier, and jacketing and all required adhesives and finishing materials, quantified, bundled, boxed for ease of handling, and shipped…Saving you time and money.
PermaTherm has developed software protocols to assist clients as they develop Bills of Materials for the various requisite vapor barriers, jackets, mastics, adhesives, strapping, and so forth. We do not intend to displace the client/engineer’s design calculations, yet PermaTherm can offer a valuable counter-check on the quantity and selection of materials.
We minimize your procurement efforts, we support your schedule, and we pass discounts on to you. No other organization in North America offers PermaTherm’s A to Z Approach while ensuring an independent/credible access to suppliers.”