Owens Corning VaporWick Pipe Insulation

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Owens Corning VaporWick Pipe Insulation is a new insulation product specifically designed for below-ambient temperature applications in severe hot and humid operating environments. The center of the system is a wick material that transports condensed water to the outside of the system for evaporation to the atmosphere. The wick keeps the fiberglass insulation dry, preventing dripping and allowing the insulation to perform effectively over the life of the piping system.

VaporWick Insulation’s one-piece, 36" long molded sections come in standard sizes and are composed of heavy density fiberglass insulation. The synthetic wicking material is factory-installed on the inner surface of the Owens Corning pipe insulation. The sections are opened, placed over the pipe, closed and secured with a pressure-sensitive adhesive closure. The insulation is factory jacketed with a resilient, tough, soil-resistant polymer facing that matches standard PVC fitting covers. Auxiliary items include rolls of wick material for wrapping elbows and valves; VaporWick Pipe Insulation evaporation skirt for vertical piping; and matching butt joint sealing tape for system closure.

VaporWick Insulation is engineered for insulation of cold piping and dual temperature piping operating at temperatures from 32ºF (0ºC) to 220ºF (104ºC) in buildings and industrial facilities.

The VaporWick System was developed for piping systems that operate at below ambient temperatures, which present special considerations due to the possibility of water vapor migration to the cold pipe surface. If the operating temperature of the piping system is below the dew point of the ambient air, moisture will condense on the cold pipe surface. With time, the condensed water will accumulate, reducing the R-value of the insulation, and possibly resulting in dripping, which can stain ceiling tiles and damage building contents below.


*Owens Corning VaporWick Insulation is a special order item.  Please contact us for pricing and more info.  We can place this material on our next truck, so approximate lead time is 7-10 days.

Vaporwick System Accessory Items:
Owens Corning Vaporwick Wicking Material Rolls
Owens Corning Vaporwick 3" Wide Tape
Owens Corning Vaporwick Hula Skirt Kit

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