Insulation can help to prevent accidents in the workplace and minimise risks to health.
FEF and PEF protect surfaces and enable a safe surrounding area. This is possible because they avoid a direct contact to hot or cold pipes or containers.
Dust and fibre free insulation
Elastomeric foams are inherently fibre free and this presents a number of significant advantages. Perhaps the most significant benefit is that, because the foam structure is completely fibre free, elastomeric foams can be handled, cut and installed without releasing any fibres that might be potentially harmful if inhaled.
With a closed cell structure that resists moisture ingress, elastomeric foams provide an incredibly stable and long lasting insulation material, often the insulation will outlive the mechanical system to which it is applied! When the time does come to remove elastomeric insulation there are no health and safety risks and it’s impossible for the insulation to be damaged in a way that releases any harmful dust, fibres or particles.
Elastomeric foams are manufactured from benign raw materials and, as such, present a much lower allergy risk than some other insulation materials.
Keeping cold water cold and hot water hot
@ Rainer Sturm / pixelio.de
FEF and PEF insulation materials can be used to keep cold water pipes cold and hot water pipes hot. Not only does this address a common cause of frustration in the home – that of waiting for the water to actually run hot – it also creates a healthier and more hygienic water supply. By keeping cold water cold and hot water hot the risks presented by legionella bacteria growth can be greatly reduced.