SIG International supply insulation materials for HVAC applications worldwide. Our products and systems have been manufactured and fabricated to the highest standards, and provide thermal, acoustic and fire insulation.
Our product range encompasses a broad array of materials, including rock fibre, glass fibre, phenolic foam, polyisocyanurate and perferoted metals.
With decades of experience and considerable expertise at our disposal, we can provide extensive support. Whether you simply need assistance in selecting an application- or environment-appropriate product or need an ‘insulation partner’ for the span of the project, we are more than happy to help.
HVAC Product Portfolio
SIG International offer the following HVAC ranges:
- Rock Fibre Insulation
- Glass Fibre Insulation
- Phenolic Foam Pipe Insulation
- Phenolic Pipe Sections
- Elastomeric Pipe Insulation
- Flexible Pipe Insulation
- Polyisocyanurate Sections and Laminates
- Insulation Jackets
- Perforated Metal Products
Within these ranges, we supply:
- Duct Wraps
- Duct Slabs
- Duct Sections
- Foil-Faced Materials
- Aluminium-Faced Materials
- Pre-Insulated Ductwork Systems
- Weather-Resistant Materials
- Class 0 Materials
We also supply a comprehensive range of ancillaries:
- End Capping
- Welded Bends
- Threaded Bends
- Cutting Compounds
- Aluminium Foil Tapes
- Pipe-Identification Tools
HVAC Product Spotlight
SYSTEM BETAPLUS PHENOLIC PIPE INSULATION
A complete UK-fabricated internal phenolic pipe insulation system, System BetaPlus comprises sections of phenolic pipe insulation faced with a factory-applied foil vapour barrier jacket, along with insulation pipe supports, bends, T’s, flanges, valves, reducers, cap ends and bespoke solutions.
The system is available in a range of thicknesses to suit different performance specifications and can be used on mild steel, stainless steel, carbon steel, copper and plastic pipework in standard and non-standard pipe diameters.
SYSTEM BETAPLUS VAPOUR BARRIER JACKET
All System BetaPlus insulation products and systems are faced, as standard, with an extremely durable and protective low vapour permeability aluminum foil vapour barrier jacket reinforced with a glass scrim. The vapour barrier jacket is factory-applied to avoid onsite application, which carries the risk of vapour barrier damage and with it, a risk to the integrity of the system. This also reduces the labour cost for installation of System Beta Plus.
In addition to the standard BCO foil, GRM Insulation Solutions offer a mat black foil along with a matching jointing tape to complete the system. Other bespoke jacketing solutions are available upon request.
SYSTEM BETAPLUS COMPONENTS
Standard 1m lengths and standard diameters from 15mm to 381mm.
To encompass large bore pipe and circular ductwork.
To insulate bends in pipe work.
For closing a pipe system off at termination.
Encapsulates large connections between pipes.
Insulates where the diameter of the pipe varies.
For intersections in pipework
To encapsulate valves in pipework.
Isolates pipework from the pipe support to limit thermal bridging and to allow for a continuous vapour barrier through the support system. Externally, BetaPipeSupport enables cladding to be carried continually through the support system, enhancing weather protection of the overall system.
We can create bespoke insulation systems for the more obscure and technically challenging specifications. Our fabrication facilities enable us to work to a high standard with low tolerances, creating complete solutions for our clients.
FEATURES AND BENEFITS
- CE Marked in accordance with BS EN 14314
- Cut from block and supplied in 1 metre lengths with a standard density of 35-40 kg/m3 *
- Complete insulation solution for the applicator, minimising waste, reducing installation time by offering a whole system
- Reduces the risks of condensation on the pipe work
- Minimises the amount of onsite cutting, reducing H&S risks
- Ease of removal for inspection and replacement
- Easier handling of large sections of insulation
- Manufactured in the UK
- Bespoke solutions available
- Full range is available through a national distribution network*Higher density pipe insulation sections and insulated pipe supports fabricated from 60 kg/m3 , 80 kg/m3 and 120 Kg/m3 densities are also available upon request.
- Dimensions: Standard: 1 metre length. Standard diameters from 15mm to 381mm
- Density: 35-40 kg/m3
- Factory Applied Class O Aluminium Foil Vapour Barrier
- BetaPlus Phenolic Pipe Section is supplied with a factory applied chemical bore coating
- Colour – Grey/Pink
Thermal Conductivity EN 12667
Initial at +10°C 0.021 W/m.K
Aged (25 weeks @ 70°C) 0.025 W/m.K
-50°C to +110°C
Complies with thermal insulation products for building equipment and industrial installations.
EN 14314:2009+A1:2013 and has been tested in line with Euroclass EN 13501-01. Reaction to fire: BL-s1,d0.
Class 0 performance meets BS 476 parts 6 and 7.
BS 9001, BS EN 14001, BS EN 18001
- Minimum 95% Closed Cell Structure to BS 4370
- Completely CFC/HFC Free
- Zero Ozone Depletion Potential
HVAC Case Study
Phenolic Pipe Insulation for Emergency Care Hospital
When it came to selecting phenolic pipe insulation, as with everything about this groundbreaking project, performance was a dominant factor. The Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital is all about performance.
“… designed to be as efficient as possible…”
In the words of James McFetrich, a consultant in emergency medicine at the hospital, “The hospital has been designed specifically to be as efficient as possible when it comes to caring for emergency patients.”
The £95 million hospital is not only dedicated to providing emergency care but will provide it 24/7, with A&E consultants and a wide range of other specialists on hand round the clock. There are 210 acute beds spread across seven specialist wards and an array of state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment designed to significantly close the gap between admission and treatment.
“… optimising patient care.”
When award-winning, multidisciplinary architects Keppie Design created their vision for the hospital, they naturally produced something that was aesthetically striking. The design comprised a series of interconnected circles. The end result looked not unlike a vast, contemporary castle, complete with turrets. However, this design wasn’t purely an aesthetic choice; it also achieved the objective of dramatically reducing travel distances between departments, optimising patient care.
“… built to the highest performance and safety specifications.”
This commitment to efficiency, effectiveness and performance was also a driving factor during the specification process, with NSECH being built to the highest performance and safety specifications. To achieve this over a two year programme, all packages within the build had to ensure the highest quality standards, with the most efficient completion possible.
As pipework insulation was being carried out as a combination of pre-insulated pipework and installation on-site, an insulation product was required that would be suitable for this two-fold approach whilst also satisfying the quality and performance criteria.
“54,000 metres of phenolic pipe insulation…”
Phenolic pipe insulation was specified by the M&E contractor, with SIG’s BetaPlus emerging as the preferred product based on the consistency of product manufacture, performance properties and technical support available from the SIG team.
Whilst a major part of the pipework was completed using BetaPlus in pre-insulated form, over 54,000 linear metres of phenolic pipe insulation had to be installed on-site by Tyne Tees Thermal Limited. Tyne Tees Thermal are highly experienced thermal insulation contractors, having not only worked on hospitals such as the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle but also the extremely challenging task of supplying and installing thermal pipe insulation to the Halley VI British Antarctic Survey Head Quarters in Antarctica, where the average winter temperature is about -49°C and the coldest temperature recorded was -89.6°C at Vostok station in 1983. To put this into perspective, a typical home freezer has an operating temperature of about -15°C. And to put those 54,000 linear metres into perspective, that’s about 121 Empire State Buildings.
“BetaPlus is the only phenolic pipe insulation that has the consistency we require…”
BetaPlus Phenolic Pipe Insulation is supplied with a factory applied Class O aluminium foil vapour barrier and a chemically applied bore coating. It can also be provided in plain or other facings. Each section is cut from a solid block using the latest state of the art machinery ensuring that all circular sections are concentric and precisely matched for thickness.
Commenting on the use of BetaPlus phenolic pipe insulation at NSECH, Chris Morton, Managing Director at Tyne Tees Thermal, said, “As a contractor, various criteria have to met and BetaPlus is the only phenolic pipe insulation that has the consistency we require across a number of factors: bore accuracy, foil facing precision and thickness tolerance.”
“Importantly, the thicknesses are exact on both sides of the bore and at both ends of the section. This doesn’t happen with all products on the market and is actually a critical success factor when it comes to an accurate and robust installation on site.
“There were zero quality issues with BetaPlus at NSECH, which, given the scale of the installation, and the fast turnaround times we were working to, is testament to the unrivalled quality of manufacture.”
There were zero quality issues, which, given the scale of the installation, and the fast turnaround times we were working to, is testament to the unrivaled quality of manufacture.Chris Morton