Kooltherm FM Pipe Insulation

Kooltherm black and silver  pipes

Premium performance pipe insulation

Kooltherm FM Pipe Insulation 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.

Kooltherm FM Pipe Insulation System is a complete thermal insulation system for pipe work in building services / HVAC, process and petrochemical applications and refrigeration services. Kooltherm® FM Pipe Insulation comprises sections of Kooltherm® FM Insulation faced with a factory-applied foil vapour barrier jacket autohesively bonded to the insulation core during manufacture.

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Features

Kooltherm Pipes Master WBGround
  •         Fire resistance
  •         Low smoke emissions
  •         Reduces heat loss
  •        Simplifies construction


Kooltherm® FM Pipe Insulation is available in a range of thicknesses to suit different performance specifications and may be used on mild steel, stainless steel, carbon steel, copper and plastic pipework in standard and non-standard pipe diameters.

Specifications

General Physical Properties (Kooltherm Pipe Insulation System)
 
Property Test Method Unit Typical Value
Nominal Density (EN ISO 845) / (ASTM D 1622) kg/m3 37 60 80 120
Thermal Conductivity at +10°C (EN 12667) / (ASTM C 518) W/m.K 0.025 0.031 0.036 0.045
Colour     Pink Grey Grey Grey
Closed Cell Content (EN ISO 4590) Method 1 / (ASTM D 2856) Method B % ≥ 90 - - -
Operating Temperature:
Pipe Section
 

Upper Limit
Lower Limit
 
°C
°C

+110
-50
 

+110
-50
 

+110
-50
 

+110
-50
 
Minimum Compressive Strength at +23°C (EN 826) / (ASTM D 1621)
Parallel
Perpendicular

kPa
kPa

150
100

320
170

470
340

1000
800

Thickness Comparison
Thermal Performance

With a 25 year aged thermal conductivity as low as 0.025 W/m·K (at 10°C mean), Kooltherm Pipe Insulation is one of the most thermally efficient insulation material commonly used. A low thermal conductivity allows specified thermal performance standards to be achieved with thinner insulation.

The superior thermal performance of Kooltherm Pipe Insulation derives mainly from its closed cell properties. Its closed cell structure has been optimised to resist heat transfer. The closed cells have a small solid to void volume ratio, are small and uniform in size, and their construction very fine with extremely thin walls and minimum point contacts (struts). They are filled with a thermally efficient CFC/HCFC-free blowing agent that has zero Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP) and low Global Warming Potential (GWP). As a result of its closed cell, fibre free structure, Kooltherm Pipe Insulation is unaffected by air infiltration – problems that can be experienced with mineral fibre and which can reduce thermal performance.
Fire Performance

Kooltherm Pipe Insulation products and systems have a densely cross-linked structure that makes them difficult to ignite and when subjected to fire, the outer surface forms a strong carbonaceous layer that limits heat generation and retards further flame spread.

The excellent fire and smoke performance characteristics of Kooltherm Pipe Insulation products and systems clearly demonstrates their suitability for the designated application, with best in class European Reaction to Fire performance of BL,s1,d0. Kooltherm Pipe Insulation is FM Approved per Approval Standard Class 4924.
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Environmental

Kooltherm Pipe Insulation can directly contribute towards the award of several credits under the previous and current versions of BREEAM. The product holds a highest possible BRE Green Guide rating of A+ and is manufactured to a BS EN ISO 14001: 2004 scheme, qualifying for the Responsible Sourcing credit. In addition, Kingspan Industrial Insulation offers a ‘zero landfill, take-back’ scheme, using waste product collected from off-site manufacturers for recycling or energy recovery.
Moisture

Kooltherm Pipe Insulation has a 90% (or greater) closed cell structure, which makes it non-wicking and highly resistant to moisture penetration. The risk of moisture absorption into the insulation is effectively eliminated as the factory-applied facing to Kooltherm Pipe Insulation products and systems provides a high performance vapour barrier jacket.

 

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Kingspan Insulation Ltd.

Bree Industrial Estate

Castleblayney

Co. Monaghan

A75 X966

Tel: +353 (0) 42 979 5000