FACILITIES AND THERMAL INSULATIONTHERMAL INSULATION ADVANTAGES OF FACILITIES
The thermal insulation of a condominium and housing and thermal rehabilitation of buildings is key to reducing energy losses through the building envelope and thus achieve a reduction in energy intake required to maintain welfare conditions inside housing and thus greater energy savings.
The thermal insulation of pipelines in cold or hot water, air conditioning ducts, tanks. and in general any need for transportation or storage of hot water element is another way to save energiaa which he usually gives less importance and which speaks less.
The thermal insulation of equipment and pipes or ducts for circulating hot or cold fluids from these teams both in heating and air-conditioning or domestic hot water (DHW) not only significantly improves the performance of the equipment but also reduce energy losses, improving the energy efficiency of the homeowners and contributes to soundproofing so the quality of life and well-being within the housing is improved.
Other advantages of the thermal insulation of the facilities in the communities of owners and housing are:
Avoiding surface condensation in pipes, conduits and refrigeration or cold fluids, condensation which occurs by the presence of hot air in the vicinity of a cold generating system which causes an increase in the relative humidity by passing the dew point becomes surface condensation.
The risk of freezing fluids running through pipes in the case of very low outside temperatures is reduced.
Temperature changes of the fluid passing through the ducts so that they reach the point of use at a temperature equal to the point of origin with what it takes to consume less energy are removed.
Ducts accidental contact that may damage and risks are protected from accidental contact with surfaces at high temperatures to avoid people.
There are several systems and materials used in thermal insulation of installations: mineral wool, cellular glass, phenolic foam, extruded polystyrene or expanded, but perhaps the most used and most use the advantages both in terms of installation and performance are flexible foams: elastomeric foams and polyethylene foams.