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The Advantages of Kingspan Kooltherm Pipe Insulation


Kooltherm high performance pipe insulation is the thinnest and most efficient product available for the insulation of pipework in building services / HVAC applications and is suitable for both new build and refurbishment projects in the residential, commercial, institutional, industrial and leisure sectors. It offers many advantages to the specifying engineer, the M&E contractor, the installer, the building services manager and the facilities manager as well the property developer and the building owner who all seek a highly effective and long term energy saving solution.

This range of CFC/HCFC-free insulation products, with thermal conductivities as low as 0.021 W/m·K (at 10°C mean), has been developed to provide optimum performance with regards to insulation efficiency, fire resistance, low smoke emission, compressive strength and cost.

At last, a pipe insulation system that addresses both heating and cooling in a single solution – Kooltherm from Kingspan Tarec.

Kooltherm Pipe Insulation System is specifically designed for insulating pipework and equipment operating within the temperature range -50°C to +120°C, making it ideal for warm, hot and heating services and for cold, chilled and refrigeration services.

Kooltherm’s superior performance provides a reduction in the assortment of pipe insulation thicknesses required to control a given heat loss or gain, therefore enabling a single thickness to replace a multitude of conventional insulation thicknesses on a given pipe diameter.

The combination of Kooltherm’s wide operating temperature range and reduced thickness variations has additional benefits; enabling a reduction in stock volume and the associated transport and storage costs.

Kooltherm Pipe Insulation is a factory, pre-engineered high-performance system comprising one metre long sections of Kooltherm Insulation faced with a factory-applied aluminium foil vapour barrier jacket autohesively bonded to the insulation core.

Kooltherm Pipe Insulation has the lowest thermal conductivity of any commonly used insulant – as low as 0.021 W/m.K (at 10°C mean).

As a result, Kooltherm Pipe Insulation is the most thermally efficient and the thinnest possible insulation product routinely used on pipework in building services and/or HVAC applications for achieving the required thermal performance.

Kooltherm Pipe Insulation conforms to all relevant Regulations and Codes, is non-fibrous, CFC/HCFC-free, with zero Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP) and low Global Warming Potential (GWP).

Kooltherm Pipe Insulation features patented phenolic foam technology with 95% (or greater) closed cell structure that effectively eliminates the risk of moisture. Conventional open cell products have little resistance to moisture penetration and a 1% ingress by volume can increase thermal conductivity by up to 107%.

Such increases in the thermal conductivity of the material could have a very significant impact on the level of heat loss and/or gain on a building services installation.

The factory applied aluminium foil facing provides a high performance vapour barrier jacket. As indicated right, lower thermal conductivity values can be achieved with thinner Kooltherm insulation.

The thermal conductivity of Kooltherm can be up to 40% better than mineral fibre and flexible elastomeric foam.

The excellent fire and smoke performance of Kooltherm Pipe Insulation and Insulated Pipe Support Inserts provides a high resistance to burning and spread of flame with almost complete absence of smoke.



Kooltherm does not melt or drip and is tested to Euroclass B-s1, d0.

The lightweight nature of Kooltherm Pipe Insulation provides products that are easy to transport, store, handle and install. Easier installation means less time on-site, minimal disruption and lower labour costs.

Thanks to its low thermal conductivity that allows thinner insulation to achieve the required thermal performance, Kooltherm Pipe Insulation is advantageous in applications in confined spaces or areas where space is at a premium.

To complete the Kooltherm Pipe Insulation System, a comprehensive range of pre-fabricated products for the insulation of pipework and equipment (including large diameter pipes, bends, tees, valves, flanges, filters, pumps, tanks and vessels) are available to meet specific design requirements.


This range of products comprise Kooltherm Insulation accurately cut, milled and shaped to precise standards and tolerances using the most sophisticated computer aided design and precision cutting technologies available. They are faced with a factory-applied aluminium foil vapour barrier jacket as standard.

Kooltherm Pipework & Equipment Insulation products are available in a standard density of 37 kg/m³ and a full range of thicknesses to suit different performance requirements.

The Kooltherm premium performance Pipe Insulation System comprises: Kooltherm Pipe Insulation manufactured from Kooltherm Insulation; Kooltherm Insulated Pipe Support Inserts fabricated from Kooltherm High-Density Insulation; and Kooltherm Pipework and Equipment Insulation fabricated from Kooltherm Insulation.

Are you looking to buy Kingspan Kooltherm Pipe Insulation? If so you can purchase it via our website at the following link: Kingspan Kooltherm Pipe Insulation.

We also stock a huge range of other Pipe Insulation products.

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