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Jul 12th,2013 06:29 AM
The Best Forms of Insulation Panels Insulation  InsulationPost Reply
Ever wondered what kind of insulation does an air-conditioning industry use? Usually, the HVAC (heating, ventilation & air-conditioning) industries prefer Phenolic pre-insulated panels for ducting, which is so far one of the best available options for air conveyance systems in centrally air-conditioned hotels, hospitals, shopping malls, office buildings, apartments, luxury villas, and other deluxe buildings. These high strength panels have phenolic foam as the core material, covered with aluminium foil on both sides. Most of the insulating foam suppliers in different part of the world use to supply these phenolic foam in different parts of the world. The panels are very light in weight and highly non-combustible, and also meet the safety standards of producing no smoke or toxic gases in case of fire. In addition, greater bending strength of phenolic foams make it easier for ducting panels to be fabricated into any shape and size of rectangular ducts. Although phenolic panels are largely used for HVAC, but there use is not limited to this industry only. Various suppliers deliver aluminium-lined phenolic panels, but there are also many that supply phenolic foam panels with coloured steel or galvanized steel (coated with zinc) on both sides. These steel covered panels are mostly installed in workshops or warehouses as partition walls, in malls or industries as suspended ceilings, and as covers for cooling counters.

Another popular kind of insulation panels used widely, are PIR insulation panels. When laminated with aluminium foil, PIR foam panels can be used for fabrication of pre-insulated ducts (utilized for HVAC). Several manufacturers produce pre-fabricated PIR sandwich panels with steel facings, which are extensively used for insulation of roofs and walls in warehouses, factories, and office buildings etc. The reason many prefer these over other insulators, is because PIR foam panels are manufactured through an irreversible chemical reaction (which means, it cannot melt) and guarantee improved resistance under higher temperatures. Furthermore, PIR panels are moisture resistant which allows the thermal performance to be retained for longer than other moisture-absorbent insulators, making them a pleasant choice by populace and corporations established in humid regions.

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