State Supply offers steam pipe insulation for residential and commercial applications in fiberglass and foam. Steam pipe insulation is one of the most important means to achieve energy efficiency in a steam system and can typically reduce energy losses by 80-90%. Pipe insulation is available for a variety of pipe sizes and comes in lengths or boards. Fittings such as tees and elbows are also available for steam pipe insulation.
Fiberglass steam pipe insulation is for residential and commercial applications. This pipe insulation is made of 1" thick compressed commercial grade, heavy density resin bonded fiberglass. Fiberglass insulation is jacketed with a smooth, white-colored, textile reinforced vapor retarder that protects the fiberglass and gives it a nice, clean look. Fittings such as tees and elbows are also available for fiberglass pipe insulation. Fiberglass insulation is rated up to 850°F, available for pipe sizes from 1/2" to 6", and sold in 3 foot lengths. This Micro-Lok fiberglass insulation features a peel-off, self-sealing flap for quick and secure installation, a center-split design to easily go around piping, and an outer kraft paper bonded to aluminum foil with fiberglass yarn. Replacing your pipe insulation is one of best ways to achieve energy efficiency in a steam system and can typically reduce energy losses by 80-90%. Uninsulated steam distribution and condensate return lines are a massive source of wasted energy. Any asbestos insulation should be replaced with fiberglass and damaged or wet insulation should be repaired immediately to prevent energy waste. Take care to remove moisture and fix any leaks prior to replacing insulation. The Department of Energy has a free tool called 3E Plus. This downloadable calculator is designed to help users determine the return on investment (ROI) of an insulation implementation or upgrade. 3E Plus allows users run an energy loss analysis by factoring in pipe size, base metal type, process temperatures, and surface geometry, along with the types of insulation being considered. With this information, 3E Plus is able to tell you the amount of energy and emissions that will be reduced by upgrading your insulation.
Armaflex light-weight, closed-cell foam pipe insulation is ideal for liquid pipe lines, in both iron and copper. Whether the liquid is hot or cold, this insulation forms a barrier to protect against both heat loss and condensation. Armaflex foam insulation is available in both 6’ lengths, which are 1/2” thick with an operating range from -30°F to 200°F, and in 3’ x 4’ sheets, which are either 1/2”, 3/4", or 1" thick with an operating range from -30°F to 200°F. Armaflex 520 adhesive must be used to join the seams on traditional pipe and sheet insulation, although seal-sealing pipe insulation lengths are available. For extra exterior protection from the elements, apply Armaflex’s Weather-Resistant Protective Finish.