Auburn Manufacturing Inc. (AMI), Mechanic Falls, Maine, is a leading developer, manufacturer, and marketer of textile products for extreme temperature industrial applications. The company has introduced a new removable/reusable insulation kit system for components on chilled water or dual-temperature systems where vapor condensation control is a primary consideration. The new Ever Green® Chill-In vapor-sealed insulation blanket system is a quick and easy solution for combatting condensation, corrosion and energy waste. It prevents surface condensation when used on a 42-degree chilled water line up to a relative humidity range of 85-90 percent.
“What we observed in the institutional/commercial market was that while piping in chilled water systems and dual temperature systems is generally well insulated, the components such as valves and fittings are not, and the result is a significant energy loss as well as water condensation and corrosion of the components and adjacent pipes,” said Kathie Leonard, AMI president and CEO. “The reason components are left bare is most often due to their convoluted shapes and the need for access during periodic maintenance and inspection. Chill-In blanket systems are designed to be removable and reusable after installation, making them ideal for reinsulation or retrofit jobs.”
Rated to Min/Max 32 degrees F/250 degrees F, Chill-In R/R kits contain everything needed for on-site fabrication and installation: a quilted 4 ft. x 8 ft. modularized, flexible, insulated blanket with a zero-perm vapor retarder; a 75-ft. roll of 4-in. wide zero-perm pressure sensitive tape; a 3 fluid oz. tube of silicone caulk; and a utility knife. The fabrication and installation process is quick and easy
Ice white in color, the 2-in. thick low-density Chill-In blanket consists of a fiberglass core sandwiched between woven fabric and laminated to a very low permeance multi-layer fabric on both sides. The quilted design aids in the flexibility, measuring and installation around convoluted surfaces. The fiberglass insulation meets ASTM C553, Type V.