There are a lot of pipe insulation applications. One of these applications can be on the outdoor pipe insulation. Outdoor pipe insulation is applicable for pipes engaged in outside or pipes located or pipes suited to open air. It is highly recommended for higher temperatures. It is very reliable and environmentally friendly as well as a flexible insulation. Outdoor pipe insulation is made intended for UV-resistance and it can be installed outside without supplementary protective procedures. It is very advisable to use especially in thermal insulation.
Setting up pipe insulation is an easy but an inexpensive way to conserve energy. Despite the fact that it is generally applied to hot water pipes under houses or building, now it can also be used outdoors. Outdoor pipe insulation can facilitate to keep heat on pipes that exit a solar water heater especially on summer or sunny days. On the other hand, it can be used with central air conditioning to keep the drainage pipes from freezing in the winter. There are various applications of this insulation and it is a very efficient way to conserve energy. Once the insulation is installed, there will be conservation for energy since this material is non-conductor of temperature. The water’s temperature inside the pipe can be conserved since the material is intended for thermal insulation that is best suited for any temperature changes. This means that the temperature inside the pipe is preserved than using other materials. In addition, there will be low maintenance cost upon installing this material since it is intentionally made for any change of weather. Thus, its material is not easy to breakdown or it is could not be easily rust.
Upon calculating the heat transfer resistance, it is very important to consider the inner and outer surfaces because it will be the factors that will affect the performance of the outdoor pipe insulation.