The Importance Of Compressive Strength For Industrial Insulation

Anyone designing a system incorporating insulation for pipe and equipment should consider the potential for abuse of the installed product resulting from things like foot traffic or ladder support. This abuse can occur during initial installation or during maintenance work.

Protection from damage in areas prone to foot traffic or other external pressure requires insulation with a designated amount of compressive resistance, which is the compressive load per unit of area at a specified deformation. Compressive strength relates to a material’s ability to resist deformation under a compressive load.

Read more about insulation compressive strength in the IIG blog...