Welcome to the latest issue of Kingspan news!
This month we are focusing on insulated pipe support inserts and best practice with regards to specifying and installing them on your project.
The primary function of an insulated pipe support insert is to isolate the pipework from the pipe support to limit heat transfer to and from the pipework system and limit thermal bridging, and to allow for a continuous vapour barrier to be carried through the support system.
Regarding the support of pipework in insulated systems, BS 5970: 2012 (Thermal insulation of pipework, ductwork, associated equipment and other industrial installations in the temperature range of -100°C to +870°C. Code of practice), recommends that Insulated Pipe Support Inserts should be used, and the Pipe Support Bracket be fixed over load bearing insulation of the same material (or compatible with) the insulation on the pipe.