Whether you're using them in a commercial, industrial or residential setting, preinsulated pipes offer a lot of advantages. If you're just starting to learn about these pipes, you may want to check out the list below. It can help you decide if these pipes are right for your application.
1. Preinsulated pipes are faster to install.
Often when you put in pipes, you have to add the insulation yourself. That is relatively easy—pipe insulation is typically a piece of cylindrical foam that you slip over the pipe and then secure in place with the adhesive strips built into the foam. However, you don't have to worry about this step if the pipe comes with insulation. That speeds up installation.
2. Preinsulated Pipes Reduce Against the Loss of Hot and Cold
If you are piping cold water to a home, warm fluids through an industrial facility or anything else at hot or warm temperatures, insulation helps the fluid hold its temp. That saves you money in the long run because you don't have to waste as much energy heating or chilling those fluids once they reach their destination. Additionally, any fluid that is sitting in the pipes should retain its temperature.
3. Preinsulated Pipes Ensure Compatibility With the Pipe and the Insulation
When it comes to standard plumbing pipes, it's easy to pick out foam insulation. However, if you are dealing with pipes for chemicals or potentially toxic fluids, you may need to use special pipework. If the pipes don't come preinsulated, you have to find an insulation that complements that shape and material of piping. That can be confusing, and the research to find the right match can be potentially time consuming. With preinsulated pipes, you don't have to worry about it.
4. Flexible Preinsulated Pipes Are More Convenient Than Standard Pipes
Generally, preinsulated pipes come in a flexible or rigid design. The flexible design offers particular advantages and is ideal for many applications. It generally comes in long lengths like a hose. As a result, it doesn't require welding or soldering to lay it out. Because it has fewer connections, there are fewer spots for leaks to start. With many systems, the first leaks are around the gaskets or connections. You can also easily snake flexible preinsulated pipe around columns or other obstructions.
To learn about other advantages and to figure out if preinsulated pipes are right for you, contact a manufacturer directly.