Jackets: The Optimal Protection From Mechanical Abuse
Mechanical abuse (stepping on, bumping, hail, etc.) is inevitable.
The question for end-users is: Aluminum? Stainless? PVC?
PermaTherm has them all, customized to fit.
Metal or PolyVinyl Chloride (PVC) jackets are the outermost layer of protection in the insulation system and the first line of the defense against mechanical abuse – – and can even reduce water and moisture intrusion.
Aluminum Roll Jacketing is the most commonly-used protective outer surface covering for mechanical insulation systems including pipe, vessels, and equipment in cold applications. It protects the insulation and underlying pipe/vessel from physical damage, UV exposure, corrosive atmospheres, and water. Aluminum Jacketing is available in alloys 3105 and 3003, half-hard temper (H-14) and heavier gauges-hard (H-12 lock-forming quality).
Stainless Steel Jackets:
Stainless steel jacketing is often used in chemical plants to protect the underlying insulation and pipe from the corrosive fumes and leaking chemicals and other environmental conditions such as cryogenic. This material is also used when there is a potential for fire because it melts at a much higher temperature and will remain in place much longer than aluminum. Stainless steel is more expensive than aluminum but it provides superior protection against fire and corrosion and is, therefore, the most commonly selected insulation jacketing material.
Permatherm’s Heavy duty PVC jacketing is the best on the market for indoor piping needs, particularly when frequent washdowns are utilized, and when regulations require cleanliness standards. PVC jackets come in White and many other identifiable colors. One piece and two piece fitting parts make it a snap to apply over virtually any insulant. PermaTherm offers PVC adhesive to seal all joints.