Equipment insulation in plant rooms

Protecting mechanical equipment in complex environments

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Mastering insulation under spatial constraints

Lack of insulation, or poor insulation, is a cause of energy waste in some buildings, including large areas of uninsulated machinery and pipework in plant rooms. It involves balancing multiple insulation requirements as plant rooms typically house a variety of equipment, from boilers, pumps, compressors, condensers, to ducts and pipes traversing through the room. Choosing the right insulation materials significantly enhances the thermal and acoustic performance of a wide range of mechanical equipment such as pumps, tanks, valves, ducts, pipes, and fittings. With efficient insulation, professionals get to simplify the installation and maintenance processes, even in confined spaces, without compromising performance or durability.

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Plant rooms house heavy equipment, such as boilers, heat pumps, cooling machines and ventilation systems. Insulating equipment is key to reducing thermal losses and condensation which can lead to breakdowns and extending machine lifetime. Since space is constrained, insulation materials need to deliver high thermal performance, be easy to install and take up as little space as possible. The flexible properties of elastomeric foam allow insulation contractors to fabricate space-efficient fittings for complex arrays of equipment of all sizes. Specifiers benefit from optimised space and easy access to machinery for maintenance or repairs.

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A resilient environment for better system performance

Plant rooms demand insulation materials that effectively withstand humidity, elevated temperatures, and other external factors. Effective moisture control is crucial to avoid degradation and corrosion of machinery from affecting overall system performance. Closed-cell solutions offer excellent water vapour resistance properties and prevent condensation build-up on the surface of the equipment through their integrated vapour barrier properties. This way, specifiers can safeguard long-term condensation control and prevent damage caused by moisture-related issues such as corrosion and mould growth.

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Create a noise-free environment

Plant rooms can generate significant noise levels, demanding acoustic insulation that minimise noise transmission and create a quieter overall environment. We recognise the importance of noise reduction in plant rooms and offer insulation materials that help effectively mitigate noise levels.

Your holistic partner and advisor

Your holistic partner and advisor

We understand that every plant room layout is unique. As an experienced partner in technical insulation, we are committed to finding the right insulation solution for your project – from insulation materials to adhesives and accessories as well as claddings and pre-covered products. By sharing our system expertise and technical know-how, we provide you with a complete overview of your insulation system to achieve your desired thermal performance and energy-saving target.

Rely on high quality and durability

Rely on high quality and durability

The insulation you choose must be durable to withstand wear and tear and achieve maximised lifetime performance. As a global leader in insulation materials, we deliver the highest quality and longevity, conducting more than 30,000 quality tests each year and constantly optimising our materials to offer best-in-class solutions for your projects.

Lower your total cost of ownership

Lower your total cost of ownership

Insulation is essential to the operational reliability of mechanical equipment. To avoid high maintenance, repair, and consequential costs, the technical performance and reliability of the installation must always be the deciding factor when selecting equipment insulation. Our comprehensive range of high-performing system solutions and products ensures long-term reliable results. Armacell materials allow for spot repairs, ensuring that if properly installed sections are damaged, they can be restored to their original efficiency. This extends the life of the insulation and reduces the need for costly full-scale replacements, significantly lowering maintenance and repair expenses over the lifetime of the insulation.

Get installation support

Get installation support

We believe that insulation material is only as valuable as the quality of its installation. That’s why we are continuously building a growing network of certified installers, ready to use our high-quality materials effectively and professionally. Our dedicated Armacell trainers offer structured on-site and off-site training courses and certifications, complemented by self-service tools, including application manuals and videos to support installers and contractors during specification, installation and maintenance.

Improving energy efficiency

Find out how the right insulation enhances thermal performance and helps save resources and costs. 

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Benefit from our Energy Assessment

Our Energy Assessments – performed onsite by our technical experts - are an effective way to assess your energy losses across your facility and to determine the right course of action for BEYOND BETTER energy efficiency, productivity and process stability.

Benefit from our BIM plug-in

Our BIM plug-in simplifies planning by allowing the digital planning of technical insulation materials for building service equipment. Planners can automatically add insulation in the Revit model and generate a bill of materials (BOM) that can be transferred as an Excel file to bidding and tendering programs.

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Discover our Installation Training

Our commitment to providing high-performing insulation technology goes beyond high-quality materials. It involves sharing our expertise on the right installation of our insulation systems. In our training programmes, we equip you with the necessary expertise to install our solutions reliably, safely and quickly.

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