Chilled-Water Piping Condensation Control For Energy Savings and Risk Avoidance

Proper mechanical insulation of chilled-water piping is critical. The life-cycle cost savings and risk avoidance made possible by insulating chilled-water piping is vital to the design of a high-functioning system. Chilled-water pipe insulation is the wrong place to attempt value engineering when designing new or replacement piping. Incorrect product selection or using untrained installers can cause a building owner’s life-cycle costs to increase by millions of dollars compared to the minor cost premium of correctly insulating the pipe. These mistakes can also create a liability for future chilled-water pipe replacement; in the worst-case scenario, this can even lead to a catastrophic failure of a system that will damage a building and possibly even affect its occupants. Click here to read more!