Professional HVAC installers know that protecting the lines to the condenser is an important part of a high quality job. These refrigeration lines are typically protected by lightweight foam insulation often with a split to make it faster to install. The foam that is used is highly susceptible to degradation from UV rays in sunlight as well as other damage. This problem is growing in attention since energy consumption is a focus of so many customers, architects, and governmental agencies. Coveted projects seeking LEED certification are increasing and this way of thinking is effecting the way we look at our pipe insulation.
Standard pipe insulation is great at providing a low cost buffer from the outside temperature. The problems begin soon after the product is installed and begins to weather and age. The sun exposure process can begin to degrade the performance of the foam in as little as 1 year prompting many government agencies to require added protection. Techflex has come up with a fast and innovative way to add superior protection to foam insulation with our F6 wrap around sleeving.
These coverings are made from time tested and proven materials which outlast the strict requirements set forth by Florida, California, and Arizona. With more states identifying this situation many installers are proactively solving this problem to provide better value to their customers and project managers. With a small investment of time and material see how F6 can blow away the other solutions people have tried. (Click Here to see cost comparison to paint)
Today installers are using a variety of bad techniques including tape, paint, cable ties, foil wraps and others. We have identified this need for a truly professional solution that matches the attention to detail that has gone into the rest of the project. F6 fits that need perfectly.
This is a list of possible solutions to fit standard Foam pipe insulation: