Ventilation and air conditioning
Well-ventilated and air-conditioned rooms are not only standard for commercial and production facilities and office buildings, but also in private households. Ventilation and air conditioning may provide additional comfort to the users of a building, but they place high demands on the technical insulation. After all, if only some of the cold air generated reaches its destination, only a portion of the energy expended will have been utilised, causing a spike in operating costs. The ventilation pipes and ducts therefore require effective insulation so that cold air in the system isn’t warmed up by the higher ambient temperature. If cold pipes pass through warm rooms, condensation will form on the surface, eventually leading to corrosion of parts of the system. Insulation helps to increase the service life of cold lines by preventing corrosion caused by condensation. In addition to cold air, these systems also transfer noise and contaminants, which have been shown to be harmful to the health and well-being of the building’s users (sick building syndrome).
Because of their advantageous thermal and technical properties, Kaiflex and Kaisound insulation products are great for overcoming these challenges. Depending on their application, the material from which they are made can help to keep temperatures in the system constant, prevent moisture and reduce noise transmission.