Energoflex thermal insulation is an ideal solution if it is necessary to insulate or, conversely, protect communication systems such as pipelines and air ducts from overheating. The materials of these engineering structures also suffer from negative environmental effects, which leads to their destruction and malfunctions. A wide range of products and a variety of forms of release allows you to choose high-quality insulation for pipes in each case.
Features of pipe insulation
Energoflex heat-insulating tube is a thermally insulating material created by extrusion; at the next stage of production, high-pressure polyethylene is foamed using a butane-propane mixture, resulting in an elastic tube with a porous structure. Such micropores filled with air have high thermal insulation qualities:
- the product is resistant to large temperature amplitudes - -40- + 95 degrees;
- has high flexibility and low weight;
- the material is immune to mechanical stress and is virtually not susceptible to damage due to its high strength;
- thermal insulation is resistant to aggressive gases and liquids; therefore, it is widely used for installation works using lime, concrete or cement mortars;
- absolutely does not absorb water vapor;
- has moderate flammability (G2);
- simultaneously with isolation solves the problem of structural noise;
- It is an environmentally friendly material, therefore, protective clothing is not required during installation.
It is impossible not to note the maximum elasticity and durability of tubular products , they can last a long time - up to 25 years, which is also noted in the certificate of compliance with established standards and quality standards.
Not without drawbacks - the material is susceptible to ultraviolet rays, therefore, for communications located outside, models with a protective coating of a special polymer composition are provided.
The advantages of Energoflex thermal insulation can be considered its technical characteristics, which enable long-term and high-quality operation. In addition, it can be noted that with the help of such materials it is possible to solve other important problems:
- icing of pipelines in winter;
- with an external heating system or ventilation overheating - a lack of heat;
- susceptibility of metal parts to corrosion in street conditions.
Whatever product is chosen, its moisture insulating properties are not affected in any way by the level of humidity, materials are resistant not only to chemical, but also biological influences.
Installation of these products is extremely simple and convenient due to the presence of self-adhesive layers and special longitudinal sections. When laying, it is not necessary to create an auxiliary layer to protect the thermal insulation from mechanical damage.
The pipe material has a length of 1-2 meters and a wall thickness of 6 to 20 mm. These products are packaged in rolls with a total length of 10 to 30 m.
Since Energoflex products present several types of products - tubes, sheets and rolls, each type should be considered in detail to judge the capabilities of each material.
Types of Energoflex Super Models
The base insulation is presented in the form of elastic hollow tubes with a cellular structure, with a wall thickness of 6 to 25 mm, a length of 1.2 or 2 m. The internal diameter of such cylinders is 15-42 mm.
A model with dimensions 42x9 mm and a length of 2 m is suitable not only for thermal insulation, but also for noise insulation of the internal pipeline and has the following advantages:
- safety of installation and use due to the fact that the composition does not contain chlorofluorocarbons;
- guaranteed absence of condensate causing corrosive processes;
- high level of noise absorption;
- profitability in relation to electricity consumption;
- prevention of overheating and freezing of the media in cold and hot times;
- good thermal conductivity;
- light weight for easy installation.
The scope of this material is quite wide, it is:
- hot and cold water supply;
- sewage system;
- ventilation systems and air conditioning;
- pipeline trunk lines.
Cylinders with a length of 2 meters are characterized by increased moisture resistance and strength. Each product has a barcode with a material size. The color of the products is mostly gray.
A variation of this material is Super SK two-meter tubes, on both sides of the longitudinal section of which an adhesive base is applied, which makes laying easier and more reliable.
Under the Energoflex Super brand, products are produced in the form of sheets with a thickness of 10, 13 and 20 mm. These materials are most effective for vapor and moisture insulation when a multilayer protection system is provided. Sheet products are more suitable for large diameter pipes.
Energoflex rolls are mainly used for insulation of containers and tanks, suitable for large pipe sizes. The standard width is -1-1.5 m, the thickness is from 10 to 25 mm, the length of the paintings is from 10 to 20 m. The use in ventilation systems involves the presence of materials marked “A”, which means an additional reflective layer.
Product Description Super Protect
A special product category of Super Protect is heat-insulating pipes for piping structures of heating systems and water pipes located inside the walls and floors of residential buildings.
- products have a length of 10 m;
- pipe diameters can range from 15 to 35 mm;
- wall thickness - from 4 to 9 mm;
- operation of thermal insulation is possible at a temperature range of -50- + 150 degrees.
The material is presented in two primary colors - red and blue, additional polymer protection significantly increases the insulation strength (by 50%), its compensating function is especially important during the thermal expansion of pipes, hot water supply and heating systems. For convenience, the products are equipped with technical notches. This insulation is designed for 25 years of operation.
Energoflex Black Star Products
Energoflex Black Star - a series of products for thermal insulation of ventilation and air conditioning systems. Polyethylene processed by special technology is characterized by high resistance to penetration of moisture and steam, therefore it serves as an excellent protection for the external parts of air conditioners located on the outside of the house.
Other tube properties:
- resistance to the influence of aggressive compositions of working solutions;
- immunity to mechanical deformations;
- safety due to the absence of harmful substances;
- long operation.
Inside the tube they have a smooth surface, so the products are easily installed on copper pipes without the use of talc. The diameter of the products can vary from 6 to 28 mm, the thickness is standard (6-9 mm).
The product line also has other popular models.
Energoflex Black Star Split
2 m long tubes with extra protection for outdoor use. The manufacturer indicates that this material is well tolerated by ultraviolet radiation and has enhanced strength characteristics. In this case, the thermal insulation of copper pipes does not require the use of casings and special sealing tapes. The total service life of the products is 16 years.
A particularly popular product for home and office air conditioning is considered to be type 18/6 Black Star in the form of black cylinders.
Energoflex Black Star Duct
Heater in the form of a rolled web (length 5-30 m, width 1.2 m). Foamed porous film is ideal for large pipe diameters, in addition, it is equipped with a self-adhesive layer that optimally adheres to metal surfaces. The product absorbs vibration and noise well. In the Duct Al model, an aluminum coating increases the thermal insulation layer.
A special product to improve the acoustic performance of rooms. It is a tube with an internal gear surface. Due to its high density, the material significantly reduces noise from both metal and plastic sewer pipes. The most popular product size is 110x13 mm (diameter and thickness). Installation of a pipe product is extremely simple, can be carried out in a short time, it has a minimal amount of waste.
The manufacturer also took care of simplifying the installation of sheet insulation in the form of an Energoflex insulating tape.
The workflow is not too complicated, but requires instructions. First you need to look at the size chart to select the material with the right diameter for working with copper or steel pipes (in different situations).
You will need a set of tools - a measuring tape, a knife, a pencil or a pen for marking, a miter box (carpentry tool for precise cutting, cutting), a hard brush, Energoflex tape and glue.
If the pipeline has not yet been assembled, the following actions will be required:
- gently pull the pipe product onto the pipe;
- if the insulation length is not enough, another cylinder is used, which is connected to the first with glue;
- joints of thermal insulation are glued with a connecting tape.
When the pipeline is installed, the heat-insulating cylinder is cut along the notch line, put on the pipe and processed with glue and tape.
The insulation must be prepared in advance, and the pipe ends are cleaned and degreased, glue should be applied to both surfaces. The connection must be carried out 3-4 minutes after applying the adhesive layer. Air temperature should be at least +5 degrees.
This is how fast and easy installation of Energoflex thermal insulation is. Moreover, it is a long-term protection and high quality service. The main thing is to follow the instructions and observe the important rules for joining all materials.
See how to properly isolate the corners of a pipeline in the next video.