Division 22 23 Ebook Page 223 HVAC Plumbing Piping Insulation … VaporWick® Pipe Insulation

PLUMBING PIPING INSULATION 22 07 19 - 3 Plumbing Piping Insulation VaporWick Pipe Insulation 2.3 ACCESSORY MATERIALS A. Accessories: Provide accessories per insulating syst em manufacturers recommendations, including the following: 1. Wrapping Materials: Owens Corning TM VaporWick Pipe Insulation, wick material for wrapping valves and fittings. 2. Closure Materials: Owens Corning TM VaporWick Pipe Insulation Sealing Tape, and mastics. 3. Support Materials: Hanger straps, hanger rods, saddles, support high-density blocks, and support rings. B. Adhesives For Indoor Applications: VOC content of 50 g/L or less when calculated according to 40 CFR 59, Subpart D (EPA Method 24). PART 3 - EXECUTION 3.1 EXAMINATION A. Verify that materials and accessories can be installed in accordance with Contract Documents and material manufacturers' recommendations. B. Verify, by inspecting product labeling, submittal data, and/or certifications which may accompany the shipments, that materials and accessories to be installed on the project comply with applicable specifications and standards and meet specified thermal and physical properties. C. Before starting work under this section, carefully inspect the site and installed work of other trades and verify that such work is complete to the point where installation of materials and accessories under this section can begin. 3.2 PREPARATION A. Ensure that surfaces over which insulation is to be installed are clean and dry. B. Ensure that insulation is clean, dry, and in good mechanical condition with factory-applied vapor or weather barriers intact and undamaged. Wet, dirty, or damaged insulation shall not be acceptable for installation. C. Ensure that pressure testing of piping and fittings has been completed prior to installing insulation. 3.3 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS A. Insulation contractor's employees shall be properly protected during installation of insulation. Protection shall include proper attire when handling and applying insulation materials, and shall include, but not be limited to, disposable dust respirators, gloves, hard hats, and eye protection. 3.4 INSTALLATION A. Installation needs to be performed by an Owens Corning trained installer. General: Install insulation materials and accessories in accordance with Contract Documents and manufacturer's published instructions to ensure that it will serve its intended purpose.

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