Division 22 23 Ebook Page 115 VaporWick® Pipe Insulation Product Data Sheet

Product Data Sheet VaporWick Pipe Insulation Description Owens Corning VaporWick Pipe Insulation is an innovative new insulation product designed specifically for below-ambient temperature applications in severe hot/humid operating environments. The heart of the system is a wick material that transports condensed water to the outside of the system for evaporation to the atmosphere. The wick keeps the fiberglass insulation dry, preventing dripping and allowing the insulation to perform effectively over the life of the project. VaporWick Pipe Insulation's one- piece, 36" (914mm) long molded sections come in standard sizes and are composed of heavy density fiberglass insulation with an organic binder. The synthetic wicking material is factory- installed on the inner surface of the assembly. The sections are opened, placed over the pipe, closed and secured with a pressure-sensitive adhesive closure. The insulation is factory- jacketed with a resilient, tough, soil-resistant polymer facing that matches standard PVC fitting covers. Auxiliary items include rolls of wick material for wrapping elbows and valves; VaporWick Pipe Insulation evaporation skirt (hula skirt) for verticals; and matching butt joint sealing tape for system closure. Key Features Keeps insulation dry by incorporating a specially designed wicking material that absorbs condensed water from the pipe surface and wicks it to the outside, keeping the insulation dry and minimizing any loss in insulating capability. This prevents dripping and the associated staining of ceiling tiles and damage to the building contents. VaporWick Pipe Insulation is rated for operating temperatures which range from 32F to 220F, making it ideal for dual temperature installations. UL Classified for Surface Burning Characteristics. Flame spread rating of 25 or less, and smoke development rating of 50 or less means that VaporWick Pipe Insulation will be granted immediate building code approval for use in air plenums and other critical locations. Low thermal conductivity contributes to lower operating costs at a favorable installed cost/performance ratio. Self-drying feature allows product to be installed on wet pipes. Systems do not need to be shut down during installation of the VaporWick System. Positive closure is fast, neat, and foolproof. No need for staples or mastic. VaporWick Pipe Insulation provides no sustenance for mold to propagate and meets the standard ASTM test for fungi resistance. Product Applications VaporWick Pipe Insulation is engineered for insulation of cold piping and dual temperature piping operating at temperatures from 32F (0C) to 220F (104C) in buildings and industrial facilities. Installation Installation of VaporWick Pipe Insulation is similar to regular fiberglass pipe covering. See VaporWick Pipe Insulation Installation Instructions for complete details (Publication No. 44645). The VaporWick System can be applied on new and retrofit jobs. Unlike traditional insulation, this system may readily be installed on operating systems even if the pipes are wet and slightly corroded. Caution is needed on severely corroded sections as pipe diameters may exceed

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