Insulate is essentially a thermal jacketed composite pipe. As energy costs soar, communities throughout the world are looking to install district heating systems. Geothermal heat or waste heat from industrial/bioenergy processes enable communities to become more self-sufficient and reduce their carbon footprint.

Insulate combines a low thermal conductivity value with its inherent high strength even at high temperatures. Most other thermoplastics, whilst having good insulation properties, have very poor heat resistance, losing around 50% of their strength at only 50/60 degrees Celsius.

  • Carbon Steel              54 w/m deg C
  • Copper                     401 w/m deg C
  • Cross Linked HDPE    0.51 w/m deg C
  • CPVC                       0.15 w/m deg C
  • PE                           0.38 w/m deg C
  • PVC                         0.19 w/m deg C
  • Concrete                    1.7 w/m deg C
  • GRP                          0.3 w/m deg C

The internal pipe is engineered to meet the pressure, temperature of ph of the solution. It is then wrapped in polyisocyanate insulation with a thin protective non-structural outer layer helically wound to protect the entire system. Alternative closed cell insulation media can be provided if required.

Insulate works equally well in district cooling systems conveying large volumes of chilled water. For the process and industrial market, where the reduction of condensation and deposition of waxes is of key importance, Purepipe’s insulate provides an effective solution.