Technical Update: New Insulation Data on Thermal Conductivity and Why You Need It

“We thought we had the answers. It was the questions we had wrong.”

Bono may have been on to something – you can’t make a well-informed decision if you’re not aware you’re missing information — and when it comes to insulating pipe systems, having all the right information is crucial. At Johns Manville Industrial Insulation Group, we publish all our data to ensure that you have the information you need to properly insulate your pipe system while ensuring Safe-To-Touch temperatures and consistent performance.

This includes publishing information about the performance of our insulation on both flat and cylindrical pipe to assure that you are able to specify the appropriate insulation thickness for your application.

Did you know, for example, that the insulation thickness required for round geometries is greater than what’s required for flat? And that ASTM sets different k-value requirements for flat and pipe applications for mineral wool and silica aerogel (ASTM C518 for flat surfaces and ASTM C335 for pipe). These flat vs round metrics directly impact the heat flow and surface temperature of the insulation used to cover the different surfaces.

Getting the right data makes a big difference. Why? Because accurate insulation thickness impacts the performance of your insulation system design. The right thickness delivers:

  • Improved process efficiency
  • Reduced energy costs
  • Safe-to-touch temperatures for your people
  • Lower greenhouse gas emissions
  • A longer life for your insulation system.

We have put together a Technical Update to ensure you have the information you need to ask the right questions and make informed decisions.

Click on the link below to download the Technical Update on Thermal Conductivity.