What is Kooltherm® Pipe Insulation?
Kooltherm high performance pipe insulation is the thinnest and most efficient product available for the insulation of pipework in building services / HVAC applications and is suitable for both new build and refurbishment projects in the residential, commercial, institutional, industrial and leisure sectors. It offers many advantages to the specifying engineer, the M&E contractor, the installer, the building services manager and the facilities manager as well the property developer and the building owner who all seek a highly effective and long term energy saving solution.
This range of CFC/HCFC-free insulation products, with thermal conductivities as low as 0.025 W/m·K (at 10°C mean declared in accordance with EN14314), has been developed to provide optimum performance with regards to insulation efficiency, fire resistance, low smoke emission, compressive strength and cost.
A single solution for hot and cold
At last, a pipe insulation system that addresses both heating and cooling in a single solution – Kooltherm from Kingspan Tarec.
Kooltherm Pipe Insulation System is specifically designed for insulating pipework and equipment operating within the temperature range -50°C to +120°C, making it ideal for warm, hot and heating services and for cold, chilled and refrigeration services.
Kooltherm’s superior performance provides a reduction in the assortment of pipe insulation thicknesses required to control a given heat loss or gain, therefore enabling a single thickness to replace a multitude of conventional insulation thicknesses on a given pipe diameter.
The combination of Kooltherm’s wide operating temperature range and reduced thickness variations has additional benefits; enabling a reduction in stock volume and the associated transport and storage costs.
Excellent thermal performance
Kooltherm Pipe Insulation is a factory, pre-engineered high-performance system
comprising one metre long sections of Kooltherm Insulation faced with a
factory-applied aluminium foil vapour barrier jacket autohesively bonded to the
Kooltherm Pipe Insulation has the lowest thermal conductivity
of any commonly used insulant – as low as 0.025 W/m.K
(at 10°C mean declared in accordance with EN14314).
As a result, Kooltherm Pipe Insulation is the most thermally efficient
and the thinnest possible insulation product routinely used on pipework
in building services and/or HVAC applications for achieving the required thermal performance.
Kooltherm Pipe Insulation conforms to all relevant Regulations and Codes, is non-fibrous, CFC/HCFC-free, with zero Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP) and low Global Warming Potential (GWP).
Kooltherm Pipe Insulation features patented phenolic foam technology with 95% (or greater) closed cell structure that effectively eliminates the risk of moisture. Conventional open cell products have little resistance to moisture penetration and a 1% ingress by volume can increase thermal conductivity by up to 107%.
Such increases in the thermal conductivity of the material could have a very significant impact on the level of heat loss and/or gain on a building services installation.
The factory applied aluminium foil facing provides a high performance vapour barrier jacket. As indicated right, lower thermal conductivity values can be achieved with thinner Kooltherm insulation.
The thermal conductivity of Kooltherm can be up to 40% better than mineral fibre and flexible elastomeric foam.
Superior fire and smoke performance
The excellent fire and smoke performance of Kooltherm Pipe Insulation and Insulated Pipe Support Inserts provides a high resistance to burning and spread of flame with almost complete absence of smoke.
Kooltherm does not melt or drip and is tested to Euroclass B-s1, d0.
Kooltherm Pipe Insulation is FM Approved per
Approval Standard 4924.
Lightweight and easy to install
The lightweight nature of Kooltherm Pipe Insulation provides products that are easy to transport, store, handle and install. Easier installation means less time on-site, minimal disruption and lower labour costs.
Thanks to its low thermal conductivity that allows thinner insulation to achieve the required thermal performance, Kooltherm Pipe Insulation is advantageous in applications in confined spaces or areas where space is at a premium.
Kooltherm – the only complete pipe insulation system from one source
The Kooltherm premium performance Pipe Insulation System comprises: Kooltherm Pipe Insulation manufactured from Kooltherm Insulation and Kingspan Tarec Insulated Pipe Support Inserts fabricated from High-Density Insulation.