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In this know-how series, we simplify the engineering behind thermal insulation so that you can make the informed choice that meets your project requirements. From understanding why is insulation important to exploring safety standards such as the British Standard 476, we highlight the role thermal insulation materials play in every project. Still trying to decide? Whatever it is, we are here beside you for the journey.
// Insulation stripped down
Seen a spike in energy costs? Or water dripping from concealed ceilings? Don't wait for your insulation system to fail to understand why is insulation important. Read more here.
What are three basic terms you need to be familiar with when choosing the right insulation material for your project? We simplify it here to help you make the informed choice.
Discover how three different insulation materials perform in a moisture test conducted by Europe's largest application-oriented research organistion. Read this two-page summary to make the informed choice for your next project.
You've shortlisted the right material to use, but what is the recommended insulation thickness to ensure reliable condensation control for your project? Here's a cheat sheet to help you get the information in just 1 minute with ArmaWin, our insulation thickness calculator.
Here's a video to guide you with getting the recommended insulation thickness for a new project with ArmaWin, our insulation thickness calculator.
// Understanding safety standards
BS 476 refers to the British Standard for fire tests on building materials and structures. Part 7 specifies the test method for measuring the lateral spread of flame along the surface of a test specimen. During the test, the measurements recorded include... Read more
BS 476 refers to the British Standard for fire tests on building materials and structures. Part 6 specifies a method of test for providing a comparative measure of a flat material/assembly's contribution to the growth of a fire. It takes into account the combined effect of factors such as... Read more
The FM approval is an approval requirement for insulation material used on the exterior of non-combustible pipes or ducts. This standard uses a full-scale test for pipe and sheet insulation. Tests in this standard are different from the BS 476 standard as... Read more
The NFPA 274 Standard Test Method is a full-scale test that uses large samples to simulate how insulated pipes in a confined vertical configuration may behave during a growing fire situation. It may be a more realistic assessment as it reflects the actual... Read more