It happens in factories every day. The insulation is soaked with steam, condensation, or rain and is made useless. We’ve seen wet and dirty insulation hanging from tanks or pipes that need to replace with an improved, water-resistant solution.
When moisture gets introduced into older forms of insulation like fiberglass, mineral wool, or foam, many situations can take place:
1: Water conducts heat, and it negates the benefits of insulation
2: The wet insulation leads to erosion of the surfaces
3: The humid environment of the insulation can be ideal for mold, mildew, or bacteria growth
4: The insulation deteriorates quickly, leaving exposed, non-insulated areas around tanks, pipes, and other equipment
If you have aluminum cladding or a covering for the insulation, you may think that all is well, but it’s not. Moisture is often present within the insulation underneath the cladding. It could signify a severe corrosion problem getting covered, and you don’t even realize it.
The long-term effects of moisture absorption in mineral wool revealed that its insulation capacity gets severely degraded because of moisture absorption due to condensation. It created a high possibility of corrosion, and the insulation effect deteriorated quickly.
When we get asked to compare our patent-pending technology with other kinds of insulation, we highlight the differences in durability and the consistency of performance. At first, you might believe that fiberglass or mineral wool is less expensive, but it costs you more in the short and long term.
The coating was exposed to 100 days of cold and hot cycling while sprayed with salt water. The results indicated that the insulation performance remained constant and did not decrease. The coating stopped corrosion of the surface of the metal.
Benefits of using moisture resistance insulation coatings include:
Contact 613 Spray Foam at (613) 319-8422 or email us at email@example.com, and you’ll never have to be worried about damp insulation again! It’s simple to upgrade to higher-quality insulation. It’s possible to start with a single piece of equipment or several.