Why Use Spray Foam Insulation in Houston, Texas?
Diversified Thermal provides overlooked uses of foam insulation
Why insulate homes and buildings? When asked, many people would probably say it is to cut energy costs. It is a well-known fact that adding or increasing insulation brings energy savings. But insulation in Houston also serves other purposes as well.
Insulation and Sound Attenuation: Insulation to control noise should be a primary component in structures and processes where noise can impact a worker's health and efficiency. The noise produced by appliances, piping, heating and air conditioning systems, phones, radios and even talking are the major reasons people are dissatisfied with their work place.
Special and standard insulation materials can be used to encase or enclose a noise generating source, forming a sound barrier between the source and the surrounding area. Insulation placed in walls and ceilings can provide a barrier to the entry of sound from the outside or other rooms.
Insulation is used to:
- Reduce obnoxious noise levels emitting from machines, equipment, lines or enclosures.
- Reduce general noise level in plant areas.
- Provide for better work conditions.
- Help facilities comply with OSHA and EPA noise level standards.
Diversified Thermal offers professional installation of acoustic insulation in Houston.
Insulation & Condensation Control
Insulation and Condensation Control: Specifying sufficient insulation thickness with a good vapor retarder is the most effective means of controlling condensation and limiting corrosion on cold piping, ducts chillers and roof drains. Sufficient thickness is needed to keep the surface temperature above the dewpoint temperature of the ambient air.
- By controlling condensation, system designers control the potential for:
- Dripping pipes that damage ceiling systems, walls, floors, equipment and/or furnishings.
- Mold growth and the potential for health problems.
- Corrosion of pipes, valves and fittings caused by water condensation.
- Reduces heat transfer and enhances efficiency of the lines.
Diversified Thermal can install water proofing insulation in Houston, Texas to provide condensation control and help seal buildings.
Insulation and Energy Savings
The most substantial return on an investment in insulation is in energy savings over a period of time. Properly designed and installed insulation systems immediately reduce the need for energy-a costly ingredient of every product made. Lowering the energy input of each pound of product will result in enormous cost savings. Therefore, companies that implement a comprehensive plan to reduce energy spending will gain a definite competitive edge.
Used in combination with other materials, insulation helps provide fire protection in: firestop systems designed to provide an effective barrier against the spread of flame, smoke, gases and moisture; grease and air duct fireproofing electrical and communications conduit and cable protection.
Insulation & Personnel Safety
Insulation and Personnel Protection: Thermal insulation is one of the most effective means of protecting workers from burns resulting from contact with hot piping and equipment. Insulation reduces the surface temperature of piping or equipment to a safer level, resulting in increased worker safety and the avoidance of worker downtime due to injury.