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Armaflex Self-Seal Pipe Insulation

Armaflex Self-Seal is a closed cell, nitrile rubber thermal pipe insulation (not unlike Eurobatex mentioned in yesterday's entry) that contains Microban which the manufacturer states "reduces mould and bacteria growth". Unlike standard Eurobatex it is also a self-sealing pipe insulation, as the name suggests, making installation a simpler process. Self-Sealing products are at a price premium compared to normal unsplit tube, but can be worth it if your time is limited.

Like Eurobatex, Armaflex is also ODP Zero and GWP Zero, dust and fibre free with very low water absorption characteristics. It is very flexible to work with and can be used on a variety of peipework, from central heating pipes to hospitals. It has a thermal conductivity of 0.034W/m.K a0ºC and is described by the manufacturer as also being suitable for the prevention of sound passage.

Below is a copy of the installation procedure given by the manufacturer which you can print off and keep to hand if you are installing the material, covering the basics of putting it on (only do this sort of thing if you are comfortable with it, mistakes can end up costing you money in the longer run)

Now, if you are doing the work yourself, and need a bit of extra advice there is also a video below (we did not make it, but the guy doing it explains it very well. All credits go to him)

He also has a few other videos for elbows and t-joints that are well worth checking out.

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