Investigation Into the Failure of Chilled-Water-Pipe Insulation

Lotz, William A.
March 2011
Heating/Piping/Air Conditioning Engineering;Mar2011, Vol. 83 Issue 3, p42
The article provides an overview on the investigation conducted for the failure of chilled-water-pipe insulation in South Florida. It states that a chilled-water system went into operation in a high-rise building and after two months the pipe insulation failed that costs more than 20 million dollars to correct. It notes that all-service-jacket (ASJ) vapor-barrier facer specified for the chilled-water pipes was the key to the pipe insulation failure.


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