Sound Lagging and Insulation
Sound lagging is a process of overcoming the noise break-out during the insulation of pipes. If we look at power-generating industries they are always in need of an economical insulation and lagging system. These systems are to be installed correctly and they also need to be good in thermal efficiency. It is also been estimated that this industry would spend millions of dollars in repairing and installing the lagging and insulation.
If you have visited a steam generating facility then you would be aware that the average temperature is between 500F and 700 F. However if your selection of an insulating material is based on thickness and thermal conductivity then you can use almost all type of insulation types as these have the same k-value. As far as k-value is concerned it has not shown any improvement in the last 30 years.
The pipe laggers are used to hold the heat within the pipes. It is actually a special type of insulation placed all over the water pipes. Since this method can keep the heat within the pipe it is used to save energy and even prevents the pipe from bursting and freezing. In addition lagging also prevents condensation which can form on your cold pipes. Pipe lagging devices are designed to overcome break-out of noise from pipes, valves and ductwork. This method is used in domestic, commercial and industrial buildings which makes it extraordinary.
Pipe insulation is a method which is used to prevent loss of heat from the pipes. It involves the use of plastic foamed insulation which is very commonly used to avoid the freezing of water supply pipes and it also helps in the reduction of heat loss from the heating pipes.
Sound installation is done in order to prevent you from getting disturbed by the activity in the next room. This room can be upstairs or at the ground floor. The construction has to be perfect which prevents the sound to move out of the room. Sound proofing means that there should be reduction of sound which can be achieved by using a good quality material or constructing a solid and strong structure. As far as sound installation is concerned there are two types of sound installation which are air borne sound installation and impact sound insulation.
Fyrewrap installation is a great method to help in the condition where you are losing heat from your domestic pipes. This method involves the application of Fyrewrap directly on the surface of the metal duct. This can be applied both in single and double layer. The best part of Fyrewrap is that it can be installed without any clearance between the wrap surface and the combustibles irrespective of the location of the wrap.
If you do not want to waste you should measure the Fyrewrap with care and apply before any fixture takes place.
The above methods are used to prevent the loss of heat from various energy generating processes.