​Application Areas for Kaimann Products






​Application Areas for Kaimann Products



​​​​​​​​​​​​​Industrial Applications.

Even a slight flaw or defect in pipework can result in a major financial and ecological disaster on large scale industrial sites. Long term pipe maintenance begins with preventing corrosion from occurring. Pipework on heavy industrial sites is insulated for a variety of reasons. Ensuring processes remain within tight temperature tolerances is a high priority. Controlling surface temperatures to prevent accidental injury is also important, as is ensuring personnel do not experience long term hearing damage from very loud pipework.

One priority however remains consistent. With the cost of maintenance so high and the consequences of pipe corrosion so dangerous, potentially even fatal, insulated pipe must not corrode. With prolonged exposure to an aggressive, often saline, atmosphere only highly moisture resistant insulation is likely to keep the pipe dry for a long period of time.

Insulation should therefore be present that is able to demonstrate the following attributes:



Resistant to moisture ingress

As a water resistant rubber material, Kaiflex is highly resistant to moisture ingress and will not allow water to easily compromise the material properties and performance.

Excellent acoustic performance

Noise is contained and dissipated by visco-elastic materials which absorb sound and decouple vibration. Kaiflex is visco-elastic and provides excellent acoustic performance.

Protective surface

Insulation can occasionally be subject to mechanical impact, rips and tears. Whether accidental or intentional these look unsightly and reduce the insulation performance. Kaiflex is available with highly resilient coverings that protect insulation against the most common causes of damage.

Prevent Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI)

As a non-wicking and waterproof insulation, Kaiflex keeps pipes dry and prevents corrosion under insulation from occurring.

In-built water vapour barrier

The cumulative moisture resistance of the many layers of watertight closed cells is so great that Kaiflex has no need for an externally applied water vapour barrier - the vapour barrier is built in and cannot be easily compromised or pierced.