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EPDM Continuous Tube for HVAC and Refrigeration
Aerocel® EPDM continuous tube insulation is a flexible, closed cell and light weight elastomeric material designed for insulating liquid cooling and heating lines. Aerocel® continuous tube is available in 3/8”, 1/2”, 3/4”, 1″ and 1-1/2″ thicknesses, and popular sizes up to 1 5/8” ID. The closed-cell structure of Aerocel® continuous tube pipe insulation makes it the most efficient elastomeric insulation. Aerocel® EPDM continuous tube insulation offers the only truly UV resistant HVAC piping insulation, requiring no additional protection from weathering degradation, because it is formulated using EPDM rubber.
Aerocel® EPDM continuous tube is manufactured to consistently provide actual values on these key performance criteria for mechanical system insulation:
Thermal Conductivity: 0.257
Water Vapor transmission: 0.10
Fire Rating: Will not contribute significantly to fire (simulated end-use testing).
Aerocel® EPDM continuous tube pipe insulation, in 3/8”, 1/2, 3/4”, 1″ and 1-1/2″ thicknesses, has a flame spread rating of 25 or less and a smoke developed rating of 50 or less as tested by ASTM E 84 Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials.
Note: Numerical flammability ratings alone may not define performance under actual fire conditions. They are provided only for use in the selection of products to meet limits specified.
Aerocel® continuous tube pipe insulation is used to retard heat gain and control condensation drip from cold water plumbing, chilled water, and refrigeration lines. It also efficiently reduces heat loss for hot water plumbing and liquid heating and dual temperature piping. The recommended temperature usage range for Aerocel® continuous tube pipe insulation is – 40° to 220° F.
The closed-cell structure of Aerocel® continuous tube insulation effectively retards the flow of moisture vapor, and Aerocel® continuous tube is considered a low transmittance vapor retarder protection.
Aerocel® continuous tube pipe insulation in unslit tubular form can be slipped onto piping before it is connected, or it can be slit lengthwise and snapped over piping already connected. Butt joints and seams are to be sealed with Aeroseal™ contact adhesive. Both surfaces to be joined must be coated with adhesive.