Insulation using a good ceramic fiber blanket controls condensation and limits corrosion of cold pipes, pipes, coolers and roof drains.
Sufficient thickness is required to maintain the surface temperature above the dew point temperature of the ambient air.
Keep the surface temperature above the dew point.
Prevent building materials from causing expensive moisture damage.
Prevent mold and mold growth.
Reduce energy costs for cooler and refrigeration equipment operations.
Frequently Asked Questions: How does a ceramic fiber blanket help control condensation?
When the pipes and equipment are operated at a temperature lower than ambient air, the moisture in the air will condense or freeze on the surface of the ceramic fiber blanket or on the surface of the cooling pipe.
Unless the system is thick enough and adequately protected by a vapor retarder, the ceramic fiber blanket will become wet, causing corrosion and causing the ceramic fiber carpet to fail.
The use of an effective steam retarder system to specify sufficient ceramic fiber thickness is the most effective means of providing a system for controlling condensation on the membrane surface and insulation systems in cooling pipes, pipes, coolers and roof drains.
Sufficient ceramic fiber thickness is required to maintain the surface temperature of the film above the highest possible design dew point temperature of the ambient air so that no condensation forms on the surface.
There is a need for an effective vapor barrier system to limit moisture migration through the facing, seams, seams, penetrations, hangers and supports into the system. By controlling condensation, system designers can control the following potentials:
The possibility of mold growth and health problems caused by condensed water; corrosion of pipes, valves and fittings caused by water collected and contained in the insulation system.