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Driver John Clarke (left) and manufacturing operative Keith O’Donaghue holding a sample of the largest insulated pipe-support ever made by TIDL

Largest Insulated Pipe-support Ever Made by TIDL

At a diameter of 813mm, the largest insulated pipe-support ever made by Thermal Insulation Distributors Ltd (TIDL) was designed using high-density Tarecphen phenolic insulation with a heavy-gauge galvanised outer shield with a compressive strength of 1000kPa. Inѕulаtіng уоur ріреѕ ѕhоuld nоt bе a DIY рrоjесt. Inѕulаtіоn materials аrе often standardized tо ensure safety. Mоrеоvеr, thеrе аrе different fасtоrѕ such аѕ ѕurfасе аrеа, thеrmаl соnduсtіvіtу and dеnѕіtу tо соnѕіdеr whеn brоwѕіng fоr іnѕulаtіvе mаtеrіаlѕ. If your ріреѕ аt home аrе nоt yet іnѕulаtеd аnd уоu lіvе іn a rеgіоn with a cold climate, you ѕhоuld hіrе a рrоfеѕѕіоnаl to реrfоrm the іnѕulаtіоn. Thіѕ could bе a рlumbеr оr a heating engineer. Thе соѕt оf thеіr ѕеrvісеѕ, thе materials uѕеd, installation аnd rераіrѕ (іf аnу) would vаrу dереndіng оn thе аmоunt аnd lосаtіоn of thе pipes. Thеrе аrе іnѕulаtіоn соmраnіеѕ that оffеr frее ԛuоtаtіоn оnlіnе оr bу рhоnе. Here is the best source of the pipe insulation.

This is one of a large order of specifically-engineered and hand-manufactured phenolic and PIR pipe supports made by TIDL in Dublin for export to a data centre in Europe. Insulating the attic is important for both keeping your home comfortably warm and cool. During the winter months when we’re trying to keep the home warm, we think about attic insulation and whether more insulation would help. What we sometimes forget is the important role attic insulation plays in helping keep the home cool during the hot summer months. Insulating the attic is one of the most cost effect measures you can do to maintain comfort, conserve energy, and save money. The warm air your heating system produces and the cool air your A/C provides likes nothing better than to escape through our attics. You can find more information about Attic Insulation through this content.

TIDL has been manufacturing insulated pipe supports for 25 years using various insulation products, including phenolic, foamglas, polyurethane, calcium silicate and Armaflex, depending on the temperature and compressive strength requirements of the application. Pipe insulation is a great option for plumbing and heating projects whether you are using copper piping or PEX piping. To choose which type of pipe you want to use, you should first learn about the materials that the two pipes are made from. Copper, an element found in nature, is reddish in color and metallic. It is a rather soft and malleable metal. You may hear about the high thermal or electrical conductivity of copper. That is another way of saying it is a very good conductor of heat and electricity. Silver is the most electrically conductive metal, but copper is a close second. There are a wide range of copper tubing types available: Type L Copper Tubing, Type K Copper Tubing, and Refrigeration Soft Copper Tubing. These Copper Tubes are sold in copper tubing coils. PEX piping is longer-lasting, less expensive and easier to install than copper piping. It also has a much lower expansion rate, which reduces noise as your system heats up, and makes it less likely to burst if the pipes freeze. When planning a project for either a plumbing or heating application, you can choose between PEX and copper;if you choose PEX, you will then have even more choices to make, including a fitting system. There are now more than 20 different brands of PEX piping for plumbing systems on the market. A few example brands are Rifeng, AquaPEX, HydroPEX, Viega, Watts, Zurn, etc. Typically, red PEX piping is used for hot water while blue PEX piping is used for cold water. Examples of PEX piping for heating are ThermaPEX, Rifeng, and Uponor hePEX

Having achieved ISO9001:2008 quality management standard accreditation in June this year, clients can be assured that every single item manufactured in Dublin is quality checked and complies with the relevant strict EU standards.

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