By properly planning and installing the right insulation solutions, you can protect your investment and benefit from greater cost and energy savings, decreased heat losses, reduced emissions and maintenance, and prevent corrosion under insulation (CUI).
CUI is one of the biggest challenges facing the industrial sector today. CUI refers to corrosion that occurs underneath insulated pipes or equipment due to the ingress of moisture or water. If the insulated system is kept dry, there is no risk of corrosion. By investing in a highly water repellent insulation choice, alongside additional measures, you can be confident that you are minimising the risk of CUI and protecting your investment.
External stress corrosion cracking of austenitic stainless steel is mainly caused by water leachable chlorides. Utilising an insulation material with very low levels of these ions will help to reduce the risk. Paroc stonewool does not exceed 10 parts per million, and conforms to ASTM C795.
Ultimately, this adds up to reduced maintenance requirements (and, therefore, cost). Pipes don’t have to be inspected or maintained as regularly, and replacements aren’t needed as often. Your engineers will have peace of mind knowing that the water repellent stonewool is contributing to minimising the risk of CUI.
This has been proven at independent laboratories according to European (EN), British (BS) and American (ASTM) standards. Tests have shown that Paroc water repellent pipe sections have ten times less water absorption than the requirements laid out in EN13472/24h. They also have half the water absorption of the next best competitor and can withstand the highest temperature range (up to 300°C / 572°F).
Paroc water repellent products can make all the difference to your site’s running costs, energy efficiency, and safety. Invest in the market-leading solution now and reap the benefits for years to come.
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