From massive energy savings at industrial plants to improved energy efficiency in HVAC systems, Knauf Insulation’s Technical Solutions are tailor-made to meet the most demanding ambitions of customers.
At the heart of any passenger-carrying ship — from cruisers to ferries — is the issue of safety, particularly the risk of fire. So, it is important to factor in fire risk long before construction.
Furthermore, as large passenger vessels group large volumes of people in small spaces, acoustic health and interior air quality are also significant considerations.
Technical Solutions can help. Our lightweight Sea-teK® Mineral Wool with ECOSE Technology® offers indoor air quality advantages backed by Eurofins Indoor Air Comfort Gold certification as well as great acoustic performance. Sea-teK® also provides highly effective A30 and A60 fire-resistance certified by the International Maritime Organisation.
Photo: Specialists install Technical Solutions’ Sea-teK® boards and Sea-teK® wired mats on a ferry at the Turkish city of Izmir
With soaring energy prices, increased carbon costs and regulation set to make industrial energy audits mainstream, owners of industrial plants need to reassess their approach to energy efficiency. “When we show owners the savings that can be achieved, they normally become very enthusiastic,” says Technical Solutions’ General Manager Andraž Sabotic.
From paper mills in Finland and manufacturing bases in Chile to nuclear plants in France to industrial storage plants in Switzerland, Knauf Insulation’s Technical Solutions provide highly detailed Technical Insulation Performance Checks (TIPCHECKS) to reveal the energy-saving potential of an installation and the solutions required to deliver maximum performance.
Our Power-teK® solutions are available in a range of high-performance options for storage vessels and tanks, pipelines, chimneys or stacks as well as boilers, furnaces and storage tanks up to a maximum application temperature of 700ºC. Often companies are unaware of the massive savings they can achieve if they insulate their assets. “With proper insulation we can reduce heat and energy losses by up to 88%,” says Andreas Wald, Certified TIPCHECK engineer at Knauf Insulation.
Photo: Power-teK loose wool Cryo LWC was used to insulate a new minus 160ºC coldbox developed by BASF and Linde Engineering in Ludwigshafen, Germany
High quality heating, ventilation and airconditioning (HVAC) system insulation is essential to controlling heat loss from boilers and hot water pipes, keeping air consistently warm or cool in heating or air-conditioning systems while delivering good acoustic performance and ensuring indoor air quality standards.
Thermo-teK solutions for circular and rectangular air ducts, pipes, heat reservoirs and boilers deliver the energy efficiency and acoustic performance customers need.
However, what customers appreciate most about these HVAC systems is that they are made using ECOSE Technology®.
“Companies developing hospitals, schools and hotels with extensive public HVAC systems appreciate that our solutions with ECOSE Technology are certified Eurofins Indoor Air Comfort Gold for indoor air quality,” says Andraž.
Photo: Thermo-teK PS Pro ALU and Power-teK PS 680 was used to ensure optimum thermal conductivity and sound absorption in the InterContinental Hotel in Ljubljana, Slovenia
Fire-safe materials minimise risk and prevent fire spreading to give people time to evacuate a burning building, allow firefighters time to contain the fire and provide greater building resilience after a blaze has been extinguished. Of course, any fire material has to meet and, ideally exceed, national safety standards.
Our Fire-teK® products and solutions meet all national fire safety regulations and can be customised to meet any fire safe requirements in HVAC systems. They can be used in circular or rectangular duct systems to provide fire resistance of 30 to 120 minutes — a major consideration in large public buildings.
In addition to fire safe products, Technical Solutions offers expertise to specifiers who need to understand how their fire standards and regulations have been updated or how building products have been tested or certified. Knauf Insulation also produces a wide range of A1 and A2 fire-safe solutions for all building applications including Rock Mineral Wool and Glass Mineral Wool rolls and slabs.