INSULATION VALUE - Aquatherm

INSULATION VALUE

Polypropylene’s natural insulation properties provide benefits for efficiency and comfort.

Polypropylene has natural insulation properties, both for sound and for heat. This gives Aquatherm’s pipes performance properties that aren’t possible with other systems.

For sound, polypropylene absorbs vibrations, allowing the pipe to run at 8 ft/s while generating the same noise as copper pipe at 3.5 ft/s. Aquatherm also doesn’t require vibration isolators, provided there is some limited mobility of the pipe on either side of the pump.

For thermal insulation, Aquatherm’s faser-composite PP-R pipes have a low thermal conductivity: 0.15 W/m-K. or 1.04 (BTU∙in)/(hr∙ft2∙°F).This amounts to an R-value of about 1.04 per inch of pipe wall.

For PP-RCT it is 0.245 W/(m∙K) or 1.70 (BTU∙in)/(hr∙ft2∙°F).

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