The Micro Structure of Different Types Of Thermal Insulation & Their Applications

Nowadays there is always an important & urgent emphasis on energy conservation because of the rising cost of fuel. Heat energy is one type of energy that can be conserved through using appropriate type and thickness of thermal insulation materials. There are insulation for hot water pipes used for heat generating machines and there are insulation for cold surface applications for residential & industrial air-conditioning machines.

Anti Microbial Insulations

Microorganisms (tiny organisms) are the most diverse group of living things in the world for example bacteria, fungi, archaea. “Mold” is a kind of microbes that usually causes problems in building and insulations. Although some of them are beneficial or no effect to lives, a number of commonly found molds are toxic. They can cause health problems to both humans and animals by several different biological mechanisms.

Thermal Insulations

Any material that retards or offers resistance to the flow of heat through it is known as a ‘Thermal Insulator’. Thermal insulation however cannot stop the heat flow completely, but it can only retard or reduce the rate of heat flow through it. By insulating the walls, ceiling and floor of a refrigerated space with thermal insulation, the heat flow from the surroundings can be retarded.

Comparative Between Various Insulation Solutions

Various Insulation Solutions can be compared based on the following parameters like chemical Structure, cellular Structure, water Vapour Transmission, Water Absorption, Fire Resistance, Density, Weather Resistant, Under Insulation Corrosion, Ageing, Health & Safety, Saving, Space, Insulation, Thickness due to changing thermal conductivity, Alteration and Temp range.

Aeroflex Closed cell elastomeric thermal insulation

Advantage of EPDM insulation

  • Low toxic smoke microwave test.
  • Excellent UV Resistance –
    — EPDM is saturated and non polar rubber, so it has longer service life and will not crack.
  • No Corrosion on copper pipe
  • Wide temperature range.
  • More table K value in the long run.