İzocam underlines the importance of insulation to keep water meters and piping from freezing as the cold weather arrives. Fittings insulation not only prevents freezing but also saves up to 50% of energy.
As the temperature drops below 0 with the coming of winter, icing and freezing cause hundreds of exposed water meters and water piping to break. The measure to be taken for exposed water piping and to prevent loss of water is actually quite simple: insulation.
İzocam issues a warning for everyone that insulation can prevent freezing-induced breakages in water piping and meters. Piping diameter, external temperature and insulation thickness have a direct influence over piping and meters. As the thickness increases, so does resistance to freezing and it takes still water longer to freeze.
İzocam Valve Jacket, which is easy to install and is intended to be used for meters, keeps water meters from breaking. The special insulation jacket, which is specially designed for valves, has a silicone-coated external surface, and has a silicone-free, glass fibre-coated and 500°C resistant internal surface, can insulate all valves (piston, spheric, butterfly, etc.) and dirt retainers manufactured under DIN, ANSI and API standards for both indoor and outdoor use, keeping them from freezing.
Installing glass wool-based İzocam Glass Wool Prefabricated Piping in great thickness is the solution to the problem of still water freezing in fittings elements. İzocam Glass Wool Prefabricated Piping, which comes without a coating or with aluminium folio coating causing a high unit weight, offers an insulation solutions that keeps piping from generating condensation and freezing.
İzocam Glass Wool Mattress and boards help keep water meters, valves and tanks from freezing.Fittings insulation achieves over 50% in energy savings
The leader of the Turkish insulation industry, İzocam underlines the fact that insulating the heating and cooling fittings in buildings achieves savings over 50 per cent by ensuring the desired temperature and comfort is reached quickly and the temperature is maintained for long periods of time.
For instance, in buildings with fittings insulation the hot water in the pipes distributed across the building from the boiler room which is used in the winter, retains its temperature and energy until it reaches the apartments. In the lack of fittings insulation, however, the temperature in the pipes drops before reaching the apartments causing the apartments to take longer to heat up and more fuel (energy) to be burned as the water in the return pipes are cooler and the boiler needs to re-heat them. The efficiency of the boiler is lowered when the temperature in the pipes decreases below a certain threshold. Insulation is the only way to maintain the water temperature running through the pipes.