Division 22 23 Ebook Page 178 VaporWick Pipe Insulation Drafted for Service at Fort Campbell Case Study

INNOVATIONS FOR LIVING VaporWick Pipe Insulation Passes Four Exams There aren't many three year olds who can pass university level exams but VaporWick pipe insulation did it four times. After nearly three years of service in a hot and humid environment at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, VaporWick pipe insulation was checked at the site and found dry to the touch. There were no telltale stains on the insulation or the floor that would indicate dripping since the product was installed. Samples were removed and taken to a laboratory for microscopic examination by a veteran university professor of microbiology. After checking the samples with a 40 400x binocular microscope using fiber optic illumination for improved visibility, the professor declared the samples free of mold growth. "The VaporWick pipe insulation installed at Old Dominion University is free of fungal contamination at this time. No characteristic patterns of fungal growthwere observed." The professor also tested fresh samples of VaporWick insulation to see if mold growth would take place. For this test he placed samples in an environmental chamber for three months with 90 percent relative humidity and a temperature of 90 F. The result: Still no mold. His report stated, "Even under conditions normally conducive to mold growth, none of the pipe insulation samples supported growth of fungi." In a final exam, the professor subjected all the individual components of VaporWick pipe insulation to the 28 day ASTM C1338 Mold Resistance Test. Once again, VaporWick insulation passed with high marks. "This study verifies that all components of VaporWick will not support the growth of mold even in the presence of added nutrient." Project Barracks building for the Screaming Eagles 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Fort Campbell, KY (270) 798 1110 Product Used: VaporWick pipe insulation 1" thick for chilled and dual purpose lines ranging from 5/8" to 6" in diameter. Customer U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District Louisville, KY (502) 315 6115 General Contractor Caddell Construction Co., Inc. 2700 Lagoon Park Drive Montgomery, AL 36109 (334) 272 7723 Mechanical Contractor J.E. Campbell, Inc. 1412 Broadway South Fulton, TN 38257 (731)479 3395 Insulation Distributor Breeding Insulation 2513 Bransford Avenue Nashville, TN 37204 (615) 269 5594 Mechanical Insulation Contractor Bluegrass Insulating Services 344 Wilson Church Road Caneyville, KY 42721 9726 (270) 879 6162 Area Sales Manager Owens Corning Steve Campbell Big Sandy, TN 38221 (731) 593 5925 steve.campbell@owenscorning.com Photos by Mike Blair, The Bear's Den OWENS CORNING INSULATING SYSTEMS, LLC ONE OWENS CORNING PARKWAY TOLEDO, OHIO, USA 43659 1-800-GET-PINK www.owenscorning.com Pub. No. 61326-B. Printed in U.S.A. January 2007. THE PINK PANTHER & 1964-2007 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. All Right Reserved. The Color PINK is a registered trademark of Owens Corning. 2007 Owens Corning. TM

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