Pipe insulation requires a protective layer to prevent contamination that would otherwise destroy the integrity of the insulation. The methodology of protecting insulation has changed over the years, and PVC (Polyvinyl chloride) has become an industry standard and preferred product used by insulation contractors world-wide.
Here are 5 compelling reasons why PVC should be used instead of other protective jacketing for your piping system:
1. PVC is extremely versatile.
It is low maintenance, durable, and appealing to the eyes because it can be formulated in a variety of colors. Other benefits include that it is UV stabilized, flame retardant, and impact resistant.
2. Perfect for meeting USDA requirements.
PVC jacketing systems are the desired choice for food processing, beverage, and pharmaceutical facilities as the systems need to meet stringent USDA requirements. When sealed with welding adhesives, PVC jacketing systems can withstand repeated wash-downs and will resist contamination infiltration while maintaining its clean appearance.
3. It can stand the heat.
PVC fitting covers have become the product of choice to finish fittings in commercial fiberglass piping systems. It has an upper-temperature range to 150ºF and appropriate for both cold and hot systems.
4. It is specification compliant
PVC meets numerous specification compliances including but not limited to: ASTM D 1784, Cell Class 16354, Military Spec LP-1035A, Type II Grade GU, and Agriculture Canada, Canada: CGSB 51.53-95.
5. It can be reused & recycled.
PVC’s environmental performance begins with the raw material used to make it – most commonly, salt – a practically unlimited resource. Production of PVC requires smaller amounts of non-renewable petroleum resources than many other alternative materials while using significantly less energy. PVC can be recycled and reused in a variety of different building products.
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