Georgia Institute of Technology

Georgia Institute of Technology

Project info:

Based on a decade of experience Gilsulate 500XR® was chosen to insulate and protect the piping system from corrosion and water intrusion. Don Alexander PE, Manager of Facilities Engineering felt it was imperative that the insulation material have the ability to be mechanically compacted and support the pipe; so that the there would be no pipe deflection and the material would not settle over time or with use.

Client
Georgia Tech
Categories
Building
Location
Atlanta, GA
Surface Area:
10,000 sf
Year Completed:
2015

DESCRIPTION

The University had a capped concrete trench with pre-insulated steam & condensate piping that was leaking and inefficient; see photo above. As part of a major beautification project the system needed re-insulation and protection of the piping system.

Based on a decade of experience Gilsulate 500XR® was chosen to insulate and protect the piping system from corrosion and water intrusion. Don Alexander PE, Manager of Facilities Engineering felt it was imperative that the insulation material have the ability to be mechanically compacted and support the pipe; so that the there would be no pipe deflection and the material would not settle over time or with use. Mr. Alexander commented that he was able to place a load on the insulation without it sinking and that is exactly what he wanted to assure no volume loss or have any settlement in the sodded areas. Gilsulate500XR® is the only product that meets these physical performance property requirements.

After the project was completed Georgia Tech had thermal imaging conducted on the new Gilsulate lines to see what type of heat loss would show up on the scan. Mr. Alexander stated “Gilsulate 500XR® showed no visible heat loss; the images were black”. He also stated that “Gilsulate® worked as expected, it performed well”.

(Georgia Tech)

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