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Cold pipe insulation can be installed around drinking and chilled water pipes, as well as air conditioning and outdoor wastewater piping. This helps to prevent water and air being transported at low temperatures from heating up.

ROCKWOOL solutions can help your construction or renovation project maintain a comfortable indoor environment, delivering cool drinking water and air to those living and working inside while increasing energy efficiency.

Our Teclit range has been successfully tested for Eurofins Indoor Air Comfort (Gold) certification – the highest standard available1.

Learn more about the products we offer and how they can deliver optimal performance for your project.

Why do we need cold pipe insulation?

Insulation for cold piping can help to keep pipes that transport cool air and drinking water at their desired low temperature.

When these pipes travel through hot areas of a construction with little or no protection, the contents inside can soon warm up. This is especially true during intense periods of warm weather or in the hottest climates, when they are needed the most. Such temperature increases impair their effectiveness.

By installing effective insulation, less money needs to be spent powering air conditioning, cold water and ventilation in a building, in order to cool down its occupants.

It also helps minimise the carbon footprint of a construction, creating an environmentally friendly way of maintaining a healthy indoor climate.

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Adding effective insulation around cold pipes can result in significant energy savings – potentially up to and over 50 percent This is because it acts to lower the amount needed to cool businesses, properties and operations, providing a cost-effective way to cut carbon emissions caused by excess cooling2.

To work out the amount and thickness of cold pipe insulation products you will need, we can consult with you to learn what your operation requires.

Our team will look at the operating temperature of the unit it’s being installed around, medium temperatures of the piping and the conditions and temperatures that the pipes operate in.

For our Teclit range, we have also created an easy to use calculator tool for working out the required insulation thickness.

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Installing our solutions to prevent piping from heating up can provide one of the best returns on investment, especially when trying to reduce building energy costs and carbon footprints.

Rob Kooiker

ROCKWOOL Group Product Manager

Sustainability and energy efficiency

Our HVAC solutions help create comfortable living and working environments that combat potentially health-damaging hazards – like excess temperatures and noise9.

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Financial support

Your company may benefit from financial support or tax incentives when installing insulation, depending on government policies in your market.  

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FAQs

FAQs

What is the best pipe insulation for outside pipes?

Stone wool can be used as insulation for outdoor pipes. Its tight fitting, smart fibre structure and water resilient properties can cope with external elements – while still keeping contents at a level temperature.

At what temperature do pipes freeze?

The freezing temperature of pipes depends on the material they are made from. As a general rule, piping starts to freeze when outside temperatures dip below - 6°C. Quality pipe insulation can help protect against problems such as this.

Does pipe insulation stop condensation?

Effective insulation such as Teclit laminate forms a shield to prevent humid air from penetrating a pipe. This stops pure water drops circling through the product.