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Industrial Insulation


Effective insulation of working machinery when used to control temperatures, can result in considerable savings in operating costs and the reduction of carbon emissions. Furthermore, insulation increases safety by protecting employees from coming into contact with extremely hot and cold equipment.


Excellent thermal properties of glass and rock mineral wool and mat offer efficient control of operating temperature giving more consistent and cost effective production. The benefits of excellent thermal properties also increase personel protection by removing exposure to extreme hot and cold surface temperatures of pipes and vessels.


Both glass and rock mineral wools and mats offer heat transfer and sound absorption benefits reducing the risk of temperature and noise affecting the immediate working environment and surrounding areas.


Products are non-combustible too, offering the highest level of fire safety. Jointing of both glass and rock mineral wool products is easy and effective as the material naturally ‘knits’ together to minimize heat loss through the joints. Both product types are flexible and non-brittle which helps to reduce damage during and after installation before cladding is applied.




Machine noise can often be a problem and the best way to deal with this is to cover the unit with a soundproof enclosure thereby isolating the noise to a confined area. The enclosure itself needs to be fabricated from heavy materials to block the noise and an absorbent acoustic lining will improve things further by reducing the amount of reverberation build up inside the box. Structural contact between the enclosure and the machine must be avoided otherwise the vibrations will be transmitted to the enclosure walls and re-radiated outside.


With the excellent acoustic insulation properties of glass wool and foam, a range of specialist sound reducing insulation products are available for use in new build separating walls, partitions, and floors, as well as for the upgrade of existing buildings to provide improved sound insulation. Machinery can be acoustically insulated by the use of louvers.


Sound baffles are designed using a perforated outer metal casing with sound absorbing insulation within. The angle that they are set at along with the aerodynamic design allows the air to flow normally but with a much greater reduction in noise. The louvers can be fitted to trucks, generators, air-conditioning systems and custom designed for other types of noisy machinery.

Pipe and Duct

Recommended mineral wool or thermal mat is cut to appropriate size on site. All sections will be securely fastened using pins and clips or thermal tape and banding and then protected from both mechanical damage and moisture ingress by the provision metal cladding (Aluminum, Stainless Steel Violet Tone White, Galvanized etc), fixed by banding, self tapping screws or pop rivets as required. The valves and other fittings can be supplied with purpose made removable metal boxes fitted with quick release toggle fasteners or self tapping screws.


All cladding joins will be overlapped and arranged to shed water and expansions and contractions before being sealed with a waterproof silicone sealant. We would recommend the use of a metal cladding to vessels, pipe work etc for longevity of the insulation and general aesthetics. Where valves, flanges or other fittings are to be left exposed for operational reasons, the thermal insulation will be butted up to these fittings and finished with preformed aluminum end caps fabricated on site to suit the pipe diameter and insulation thickness.


Advantages of

By insulting a vessel, temperature can be more readily controlled, allowing the equipment performance to be increased, with faster heat-up/cooling times and a reduction in operation costs. Heat lost because of insufficient insulation cannot usually be recovered, thus wasting the energy used to produce it.


The possibility of human contact with heated or chilled pipes and vessels introduces a risk of injury. A suitably finished insulation cover will increase personnel protection while uncontrolled heat from pipes and vessels can create discomfort by affecting environmental conditions or conflicting with control measures.


Condensation can be hazardous if it drips onto floors, creating dangerously slippery surfaces underfoot. Condensation can also corrode steel pipes and their supports. Continual moisture contact or dripping can result in water damage to surfaces, fungal infestation, or even rotting of susceptible materials. We would recommend the use of a metal cladding to vessels, pipe work etc for longevity of the insulation and general aesthetics.

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