Technical insulation for heating & plumbing

Guaranteeing energy efficiency, acoustic comfort and safety 

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Protecting buildings inside out

Insulating heating and plumbing piping and equipment is crucial for meeting today´s building requirements – including parameters such as energy efficiency, condensation prevention, noise control, water quality and fire protection. With our highly specialised expertise in piping and equipment insulation and extensive knowledge of local regulatory requirements and building codes, we help planners and building operators design highly energy-efficient piping and equipment insulation systems that meet the highest performance and safety standards.

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Improve energy performance

Minimising energy losses in heating and plumbing systems is paramount to satisfying Code requirements. Our insulation solutions, ArmaFlex® and ArmaLight®, minimise thermal conductivity and enhance energy efficiency. As closed-cell insulation materials, they outperform open-cell and fibrous materials on various properties, including condensation control, ease of installation and long-term reliability. By selecting the right materials, professionals ensure higher energy-efficiency of the system for the long term.

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Create acoustic comfort

Noise pollution in buildings can be a significant concern, especially when caused by drainage, wastewater pipes or building equipment. The best way of preventing noise breakout is to apply fully integrated acoustic insulation systems for piping networks, installed machinery, and other equipment on-site. Our specialised acoustic system solutions offer extremely high performance at low thicknesses. By introducing visco-elastic resilient layers between installation and structural connection points, they prevent acoustic bridges and significantly reduce breakout noise.

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Enhance fire-safety in buildings

Passive Fire Protection (PFP) for insulation is critical in ensuring fire safety as pipes and electric cables traverse throughout buildings, forming a path by which fire and smoke can spread quickly. Our ArmaProtect® solutions are specifically designed to seal off penetrations through fire-rated walls and floors, effectively limiting the time fire and smoke can spread. All of our PFP solutions are tested and certified, ensuring compliance with the most stringent fire safety regulations, including European Technical Assessments, with a fire rating of up to 240 minutes, and UL listings, with a fire rating of up to 3 hours.

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Maintain water quality standards

Ensuring safe and hygienic drinking water greatly depends on the water circulation and water temperature of our pipes. Insulation plays a vital role in maintaining pipes’ thermal performance and thereby water quality standards. Our dedicated products ensure that warm water pipes stay warm and cold water pipes stay cold, preventing the risk of legionella growth and helping to achieve optimal drinking water quality, compliant with national regulations.

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Prevent pipe freezing

In cold climates or during winter months, low temperatures can cause water pipes to freeze, leading to pipe bursts, water damage, and system downtime. Elastomeric foam is particularly fit to protect pipe freezing in these frigid climates. By selecting the right insulation thickness and high-quality insulation materials, professionals can prevent freezing, ensure uninterrupted water flow, and mitigate costly repairs.

Your holistic partner and advisor

Your holistic partner and advisor

We understand that every building setup is unique. As an experienced partner in mechanical 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 solutions for your heating and plumbing system to achieve your desired thermal and acoustic 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.

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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 programmes.

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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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