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A complete range of HVAC solutions

A complete range of pipework


and ductwork insulation
Now thats clever thinking.

About Saint-Gobain Isover


Since 1665, Saint-Gobain has consistently demonstrated its
ability to invent products that offer solutions to the major
challenges of energy efficiency and environmental protection.
With a presence in 64 countries, some of the best known
and respected companies are part of Saint-Gobain. Together
these businesses offer an unrivalled range of products and
innovative material solutions meeting the most exacting
performance and legislative standards.

At Saint-Gobain Isover we develop sustainable


insulation solutions to protect both your built
environment and the natural environment.
To maintain our focus we have placed
environmental responsibility at the heart
of our business strategy.

Saint-Gobain: one of the top


100 industrial groups in the
world and the global leaders
in the construction market.

Our vision to lead the UK mineral wool market


in energy efficiency and acoustic insulation
solutions will be achieved with products
that meet the highest thermal, acoustic and
fire safety performance levels. We will meet
changing regulations first and surpass current
regulations for those that wish to excel. Our
products will provide best value solutions for the
commercial, residential and technical building
environments, be safe to use and help to protect
the environment.
As well as offering a comprehensive range of
products, we can provide specialist technical
expertise and resources. From product
specification to promoting best practice
installation, we are committed to working
closely with our customers to help them get
the most out of our products and services.

Isovers unique patented


manufacturing process
provides high quality
mineral wool products.

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A complete range of HVAC solutions

Isover Technical Insulation


Innovation and technical leadership have ensured Saint-Gobain
Isover has remained at the forefront of the Technical Insulation
market worldwide for more than 70 years.
The main objective of HVAC installations is to
provide comfort (thermal, acoustic and ventilation
comfort) for occupants of commercial dwellings,
working spaces and residential buildings.

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Comfort, in this sense comprises of temperature


control, satisfactory indoor air quality and
adequate noise levels. This can be particularly
important in the design of medium to large
commercial and office buildings where these
parameters have to be carefully controlled.

Thermal performance
Effective thermal insulation is becoming increasingly important for economic and
environmental reasons, as well as personnel protection.
The thermal performance of Isover Technical Insulation solutions will greatly increase
the amount of energy saved, providing substantial measurable cost savings. Whilst
helping to prevent burns where operators may come into contact with surfaces
exceeding 50C.

Acoustic performance
Noise levels emanating from HVAC (pipework, ductwork and air handling equipment)
and other services can be significantly reduced with the use of Isover Technical
Insulation solutions. The degree of acoustic performance will depend upon the
application, the thickness of insulation used and the type of finish used to over-clad
the insulation.

Fire performance
How materials behave in a fire, from ignition to flashover, needs to be assessed at
design stage for all technical constructions. The majority of our Technical range of
insulation achieves an A1 Euroclass rating when classified in accordance with
BS EN 13501.

Our range of HVAC products will work to provide the most efficient insulation
solutions for pipework and ductwork, ensuring the building environment is
thermally protected, has minimal noise disruption from equipment noise and
is fire safe. Just imagine what they can do for you.
Isover Technical Enquiries: techinsulation@saint-gobain.com

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Why insulate pipe and ductwork?


Insulation is applied for various reasons
including heat conservation, temperature
control, condensation and noise. Within HVAC
applications, some thermal losses can occur
due to the temperature of the air in the duct
not being the same as that of the surrounding
ambient air. Heat transfer between operating
and ambient conditions can represent a loss of
efficiency and increase energy costs.

efficiency in the use of energy both in industrial,


residential and commercial activities. The use
of technical insulation correctly selected and
installed can provide energy savings, especially
in air conditioning and heating, where
energy is consumed to obtain the required
comfort conditions.

Thermal insulation solutions are the most


significant factor in heat conservation
and temperature control in ductwork and can
greatly affect the amount of energy saved,
providing substantial measurable cost savings.

The ECA Scheme covers five categories of


pipework insulation:

The thermal effectiveness of ductwork relies on


the correct thickness of insulation for keeping
the air cool or warm within the ductwork system.
Therefore thermal insulation in ductwork is an
important design criteria.

Energy Efficiency
Growing awareness of climate change, the
increase of pollution in the urban areas and
energy-waste issues have encouraged the
implementation of political measures trying
to reduce consumption and improve energy

Enhanced Capital Allowance


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2.
3.
4.
5.

Refrigeration pipework
Chilled water pipework
Non-domestic heating and hot water services
Domestic heating and hot water services
Process pipework

Investments in pipework insulation can only


qualify for Enhanced Capital Allowances if the
installation meets the relevant clauses, tables
and annexes of BS 5422:2009.
Visit: etl.decc.gov.uk for more information.

All Isover pipe sections meet the relevant


clauses under BS 5422:2009.

Isovers CLIMCOVER range of


duct-wraps and slabs could
save a project up to 97% in
energy cost compared to
un-insulated ductwork
(please see pages 10-12).

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Building Regulations and Standards


The Domestic Heating Compliance Guide & The
Non-Domestic Heating, Cooling and Ventilation
Compliance Guide

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These Tier 2 documents effectively act as Annexes to the Approved Documents and directly specify
the minimum performance requirements for pipework and ductwork insulation. The TIMSA Guide is
specifically referenced in both Compliance Guides, and has been reviewed directly by the Government
on that basis.

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In January 2009 section BS 5422 of the British Standards was updated. The most significant change
to the document being the adoption of thickness tables produced by TIMSA (Thermal Insulation
Manufacturers and Suppliers Association) as part of their Guidance for achieving Compliance with
Part L of the Building Regulations, with some expansions. The tables offer specific information on
aspects of compliance and, in particular, indicative
thicknesses for insulation being applied at
specified thermal conductivities.

Scotland
BS 5422:2009 also applies in Scotland from
October 2010. From 2012, Editions of the
Technical Handbooks (Domestic & Non
Domestic, Sections 6, Energy) produced by the
Scottish Building Standards, refer to BS 5422.
Isover thickness tables in relation to British
Standards BS 5422 for pipe and ductwork can be
found online at www.isover.co.uk. All calculations
are done according with the formulae given in
BS EN ISO 12241: 2008, 'Thermal insulation for
building equipment and industrial installations'.

Condensation
Ductwork and pipework can represent a
condensation risk caused by localised cooling
of air and a rise in relative humidity.
If inadequate thicknesses of insulation are
applied to the ductwork, water can pool causing
not only equipment damage but poor equipment
performance, and a potential corrosion risk.
BS 5422 defines a minimum thickness for
the thermal insulation for pipes and ducts to
minimize the danger of condensation.

Soluble ion content under


ASTM C 871 and EN 13468
Immediately following manufacture, the
leachable ion content of Saint-Gobain Isover glass
mineral wool pipe insulation falls within the
Acceptable Analysis area of the Acceptability
of Insulation graph given in ASTM C795, which
relates to ASTM C 871.
Saint-Gobain Isover Pipe Section achieves the
highest standard required of the tests ASTM
C 871 and EN 13468.
The pH value of a product is measured in
aqueous solution. The pH value for glass mineral
wool is generally close to pH neutral or slightly
alkaline when in aqueous solution.

Saint-Gobain Isover insulation products for metal


ductwork and glass wool ductboards have an
aluminium foil outer facing that acts as a vapour
barrier to prevent condensation occurring inside
the mineral wool itself.

Isover Technical Enquiries: techinsulation@saint-gobain.com

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Building Regulations and Standards


Acoustic
Noise (considered unwanted sound) was
declared an environmental pollutant at
the 1972 International Conference for the
Environment, in Stockholm. Noise has a wide
range of consequences for humans, from general
disturbance, reducing personal comfort (such as
lack of privacy or difficulty in talking) and even
leading to serious health problems such as
heart failure, hearing difficulties, stress etc. So
it is important to consider sound reduction in
HVAC design.
Designers should never forget that the primary
function of air conditioning installations is to
improve user comfort.
Metal ducts by themselves have virtually
no acoustic absorption and sound is simply
transmitted down the length of the duct, so
the sound is of the same amplitude at the
beginning of the service duct as at the end.
Sometimes noise attenuators can be used,
however they also cause pressure losses and
therefore energy losses.
Insulation can also used to reduce the decibel level
to an acceptable standard for the human ear. This
can be in the form of an insulant such as:
Isover CLIMCOVER Roll or Slab fixed on the
outside of the duct.
A pre-insulated ductwork system such as the
Isover CLIMAVER range.

Fire Protection
Euroclass harmonisation
Commonly accepted in England, Scotland and
Wales, Euroclass is a harmonised European
classification system (A1, A2, B, C, D, E and F) for
products, measuring their reaction to fire. A1
corresponds to the safest situation, E the most
dangerous and F would not be classified.

to the quantity of smoke production (s1 being the


lowest production of smoke up to s3, which means
high production of smoke) and the possible fall of
flaming droplets d (d0 none, up to d3).

Class 0 compliance
Class 0 compliance refers to the surface properties
of a product, specifically Surface Spread of Flame
or non-combustibility of the surface. BS 476: Parts
6 and 7 also need to be satisfied.
All Isover HVAC products are Euroclass A/B rated
and Class 0 compliant. Please see individual
product pages for further guidance.

Smoke and toxicity


Carbon Monoxide is one of the primary toxic
fumes released in all fires and the majority
of all casualties whether fatalities or not,
become incapacitated due to the inhalation
of this toxic fume.
If a foil-faced product is directly exposed to a
flame, the foil will initially protect the underlying
insulant. However, when a fire reaches 550-700C
band, typically after 30 minutes, the aluminium
foils normally melts away from the insulant below.
Once this has occurred the insulant will be directly
affected by the flame and some insulants can
potentially give off toxic gasses. This is not the
case for glass mineral wool.
Glass mineral wool passes the most stringent
IMO Resolution MSC 61 (67); Annex 1, Part 2 test
for smoke and toxicity, which is used to regulate
the release not only of carbon monoxide but also
other toxins such as hydrogen cyanide, sulphur
dioxide and nitrous fumes.
In most fires, it is the inhalation of toxic fumes
through smoke that will kill occupants, not the fire
itself, so it is important to select the right insulant.

Reaction to fire
Under reaction to fire, one of the most
important issues is the potential for flashover.
This is the spontaneous ignition of hot smoke,
gases and fuel which can lead to a fire
spreading uncontrollably.
Other hazards found in real life fires and for risk
assessment, are classified by s and d. These relate

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Environmental commitment
During every stage of development, from product
innovation to the sourcing of raw materials, through
manufacture, distribution and installation, we constantly
achieve improvements in our environmental sustainability.
At Isover we take our environmental
responsibility seriously. The very nature of
our business is to develop insulation solutions
to protect both your built environment and
the natural environment.
That is why we have developed our 3 point plan
for environmental sustainability. This dynamic
plan focuses our efforts on continuously
improving the way in which our products and
processes impact the natural environment and
seeks to ensure that Isover and our products,
when in-situ, use:
Less Materials
Less Energy
Less Emissions

We are proud of the successes we have already


achieved, such as being the only glass mineral
wool manufacturer to achieve 86% recycled
content (the absolute limit) and the 20%
reduction we have made in factory energy
consumption, but we are committed to
achieving far more.

Ozone Depletion Potential and Global


Warming Potential
Glass mineral wools do not contain ozonedepleting or global warming substances, nor
are these used in their manufacture.
Isover products have a Zero Ozone Depletion
Potential (ODP) and a Global Warming Potential
(GWP) of less than 5.
Isovers Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)
statement is also available upon request or
found at www.isover.co.uk.

BREEAM Framework
There is a move towards all buildings being
environmentally rated. Their whole design from
the constituent elements is now being chosen
based on sustainability credentials. The most
common rating method today is under BREEAM.
British Research Establishment Environmental
Assessment (BREEAM) is An environmental
performance standard against which new, nondomestic buildings in the UK can be assessed,
rated and certified.
BREEAM: Metal ducts themselves cannot
be credited under BREEAM but the insulants
used on them such as duct wraps and duct slabs
and pre-insulated ductwork can. Insulation can
correspond to a BRE Global Green Guide online
generic specification for Health, Education,
Commercial, Industrial, Retail & Domestic
building types and gain credits.
Two credits are available in Section Mat 04 Insulation within the BREEAM document. To
achieve the first credit for Embodied Energy, an
Insulation Index of equal to or greater than 2
must be achieved.
The second credit for Responsible Sourcing can
be claimed if the insulation product has greater
than 50% recycled content and an EMS 14001
Certificate for the Key Process they can be classed
as recycled materials for the purposes of Table
11-2 Mat 03 and as such are awarded Tier Level 6.
Therefore, when using Isovers glass mineral
wool HVAC range both available credits can be
claimed due to our 86% recycled content and
availability of EMS 14001 certificates for the
Key Process.

Environmental Management System


All Saint Gobain Isover mineral wool products are
certified to ISO 14001:2004. These certificates are
also available upon request or found at
www.isover.co.uk.
Isover Technical Enquiries: techinsulation@saint-gobain.com

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Insulation of pipework
Isover CLIMPIPE Section Alu2
Designed to provide thermal and acoustic insulation of pipework, Isover CLIMPIPE
Sections are strong, lightweight pre-formed snap on sections with a reinforced
aluminium foil facing and a self-adhesive overlap to help ensure a strong
vapour barrier.

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Manufactured in 1.2m lengths these sections offer the opportunity for fewer
joints than traditional 1m length competitor products, helping to reduce thermal
bridging. The consistent density and concentricity of Isover sections provides
consistent thermal performance along the length of the pipe.

Thermal Performance
Isover CLIMPIPE Sections meet all UK thermal Building Regulations and offers massive energy
savings (please see page 5 for details of the relevant Building Regulations).

NHS Model Engineering Specification of Thermal Insulation


All Isover products for thermal, fire and acoustic insulation in HVAC services meet or exceed
the requirements of Approved Document Part L and therefore meet the latest requirements for
Department of Health premises.
Mean Temperature
Thermal Conductivity

(C)

10

50

100

200

(W/mK)

0.032

0.035

0.043

0.062

Acoustic Performance
Noise levels from pipework services can be greatly reduced with CLIMPIPE Sections Alu2.
In the example below the noise reduction in dB (A) for five different cases is shown. The sound source
is a 110mm sewage pipe made of PVC, with a waterflow of 1.5 litres/sec. The sound level measured
0.6 metres from the un-insulated pipe was = 56 dB (A). A plastic pipe should be insulated with 20 30mm of mineral wool to achieve the same sound levels as that of a cast iron pipe.

Un-insulated

0 dB (A)

50mm glass mineral wool minimum 60kg/m3

12-14 dB (A)

Casing of 13mm plasterboard (300mm x 400mm)

14-16 dB (A)

50mm glass mineral wool minimum 60 kg/m3 and


casing of 13mm plasterboard (300mm x 400mm)

25-30 dB (A)

Casing of 13mm plasterboard (300mm x 400mm) and


filling with 50mm slabs (Glass mineral wool 36 kg/m3)

24-28 dB (A)

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Fire Performance
Fire classification
Firesafe offering a Euroclass A2 fire rating; the factory applied aluminium foil facing is Class 0 Compliant.

Smoke and Toxicity


Achieves the stringent criteria for smoke generation and toxicity as given in the IMO Resolution MSC 61 (67).

Service temperature
Suitable for continuous service temperatures of up to 230C. The temperature of the aluminium foil facing
should not exceed 80C. For temperatures exceeding 230C: please consult Isover to discuss.
Can be used in below ambient conditions, provided that a 100% vapour barrier is maintained.

Benefits of using Isover HVAC solutions

UP TO

80%

Excellent environmental credentials

Mechanical resistance

Manufactured from up to 80%


recycled content.
Isover CLIMPIPE Section Alu2 corresponds
to the BRE Global Green Guide online
generic specification Glass wool
insulation - density 80kg/m ref 915320059
which achieves a summary rating of A within
Domestic, Health, Industrial, Commercial,
Retail and Education.
Up to two credits are available in Mat 04 Insulation within the BREEAM document.
Zero Ozone Depletion (ODP) and Global
Warming Potential (GWP) of less than 5.

No soft edges and excellent


compression resistance.
High quality mineral wool sections
offer consistent thickness bore
positioning providing a consistent
performance and an even finish.
Ideal for use with external
weatherproof coverings.

Easy to install
1.2m lengths pre-formed snap on sections
with self seal overlap providing an inherent
vapour barrier.
No need to bore-coat as Isover sections are
close to pH neutral or slightly alkaline when
in aqueous solution and will not therefore
accelerate corrosion.

Available sizes of Isover CLIMPIPE Section Alu2:


Nominal
insulation
Thickness
(mm)
20mm
25mm
30mm
40mm
50mm

Outer diameter of Pipe Section (mm)


Inner Diameter (mm)
15

22

28

35

42

48

54

60

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Insulation of
metal ductwork
Isover CLIMCOVER Roll Alu1
Providing efficient and economic thermal
and acoustic insulation for all shapes
of metal ductwork, Isover CLIMCOVER
Roll Alu1 offers up to 7% energy savings
compared to traditional stone wool
solutions, is manufactured from up to 86% recycled content and incorporates a
factory applied aluminium foil facing providing an inherent vapour barrier.

Isover CLIMCOVER Roll Alu1 Strong


Offering increased compression resistance and superior parting strength, this
thermal and acoustic insulation is ideal for use when external protective coatings
for ductwork are required, especially external waterproof claddings.

Energy Savings
Below are two examples of the huge energy savings that can be achieved with Isovers HVAC solutions.
Example: Heat Loss

Example: Heat Gain

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Circular ductwork diameter:


Medium temperature:
Ambient temperature:

Circular ductwork diameter:


Medium temperature:
Ambient temperature:

400
21C
10C

400
15C
22C

40mm of Isover CLIMCOVER Roll Alu1 can


save a project up to 89% in heat loss/energy
costs compared to un-insulated ductwork
equating to savings of approximately 81
per lm/annum.

50mm of Isover CLIMCOVER Roll Alu1 can


save a project up to 97% in heat gain/energy
costs compared to un-insulated ductwork
equating to savings of approximately 50
per lm/annum.

*Energy cost assumed at 0.13/kWh

*Energy cost assumed at 0.13/kWh

Thermal Performance
Isover CLIMCOVER Roll range meets all UK thermal Building Regulations and offers energy savings
(please see page 5 for details of the relevant Building Regulations).

NHS Model Engineering Specification of Thermal Insulation


All Isover insulation for HVAC services meet or exceed the latest requirements for Department
of Health premises.

Thermal conductivity (W/mk)


Isover CLIMCOVER Roll Alu1

10

Isover CLIMCOVER Roll Alu1 Strong

Mean Temperature
(C)

10

40

50

100

120

Mean Temperature
(C)

10

40

50

100

120

Declared Thermal
Conductivity
(W/mK)

0.032

0.037

0.039

0.049

0.054

Declared Thermal
Conductivity
(W/mK)

0.032

0.036

0.038

0.045

0.049

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Acoustic Performance
Noise break-out levels from services can be significantly reduced with the use of Isover CLIMCOVER
Rolls due to the natural sound wave damping effect that glass mineral wool possesses. Contact our
Technical Department for specific performance data.

Fire Performance
Fire classification
Firesafe offering a Euroclass A1 fire rating; the factory applied aluminium foil facing is Class 0 Compliant.

Smoke and Toxicity


Achieves the stringent criteria for smoke generation and toxicity given in IMO Resolution MSC 61 (67).
Under EN13501, smoke and flaming droplet classification is s1, d0.
Compliant with LU fire safety performance requirements. London Underground (LU) Standard 1-085

Service temperature
Suitable for continuous service temperatures up to 230C. The temperature on the aluminium facing
should not exceed 80C. For temperatures exceeding 230C: please consult Isover to discuss.
Can be used in below ambient conditions, provided that a 100% vapour barrier is maintained.

Benefits of using Isover HVAC solutions

UP TO

86%

Excellent environmental credentials:

Easy to install

Manufactured from up to 86% recycled content


CLIMCOVER Roll Alu1 corresponds to the BRE
Global Green Guide online generic specification
Glass wool insulation - density 32kg/m
ref 815320003 which achieves a summary rating
of A+ within Domestic, Health, Industrial, Commercial,
Retail and Education.
Up to two credits are available in Mat 04 - Insulation
within the BREEAM document.
Zero Ozone Depletion (ODP) and Global Warming
Potential (GWP) of less than 5.

The mechanical strength of the products assists


with cutting and handling reducing installation
time and costs.
Weight savings, compared to typical competitor roll
products making quick and easy installation.
Isover products are suitable for external applications
when used with an appropriate weatherproof
jacketing system.

Available thicknesses of Isover CLIMCOVER Rolls


Thickness
(mm)

Width
(mm)

Length (mm)

m2 per pack

Packs per
pallet

m2 per
pallet

CLIMCOVER Roll Alu1

25

1200

18000

21.60

18

388.80

CLIMCOVER Roll Alu1

40

1200

12000

14.40

18

259.20

CLIMCOVR Roll Alu1

50

1200

9000

10.80

18

194.40

CLIMCOVER Roll Alu1 Strong

25

1200

15000

18.00

18

324.00

CLIMCOVER Roll Alu1 Strong

40

1200

9500

11.40

18

205.20

CLIMCOVER Roll Alu1 Strong

50

1200

7500

9.00

18

162.00

Product

CE Marking
This legislation ensures that products are made to a tight manufacturing standard to guarantee
performance within the specific application. Both Isover CLIMCOVER Rolls are CE Marked.
Isover Technical Enquiries: techinsulation@saint-gobain.com

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Isover CLIMCOVER Slab Alu1


Offering up to 8% thermal savings
compared to heavier traditional
competitor products. This lightweight,
rigid glass mineral wool slab
provides thermal, acoustic and
environmental benefits.
The products consistent density provides consistent thermal performance along
the length of the duct and its uniform shape makes it easy to handle and install
allowing a professional finish.

Energy Savings

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Below are two examples of the massive energy savings that can be achieved with Isovers
HVAC solutions.
Example: Heat Loss

Example: Heat Gain

Rectangular ductwork diameter: 400mm (h) x


600mm (w)
Medium temperature:
21C
Ambient temperature:
10C

Rectangular ductwork diameter: 400mm (h) x



600mm (w)
15C
Medium temperature:
Ambient temperature:
2C

40mm of Isover CLIMCOVER Slab Alu1 can save


a project up to 89% in heat loss/energy costs
compared to un-insulated ductwork equating to
savings of approximately 165 per lm/annum.

50mm of Isover CLIMCOVER Slab Alu1 can save


a project up to 90% in heat gain/energy costs
compared to un-insulated ductwork equating to
savings of approximately 100 per lm/annum.

*Energy cost assumed at 0.13/kWh.

*Energy cost assumed at 0.13/kWh.

Thermal Performance
Isover CLIMCOVER Slab range meets all UK thermal Building Regulations and offers massive energy
savings (please see page 5 for details of the relevant Building Regulations).

NHS Model Engineering Specification of Thermal Insulation


All Isover insulation for HVAC services meet or exceed the requirements for Department of
Health premises.

Thermal Conductivity (W/mk)


Isover CLIMCOVER Slab Alu1
Mean Temperature
Thermal Conductivity

12

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(C)

10

40

50

100

120

(W/mK)

0.032

0.036

0.038

0.045

0.049

Isover Technical Advice: Tel 01928 796180

A complete range of HVAC solutions

Acoustic Performance
Noise break-out levels from services can be significantly reduced with the use of Isover CLIMCOVER Slab Alu1 due
to the natural sound wave damping effect that glass mineral wool possesses. Contact our Technical Department for
specific performance data.

Fire Performance
Fire classification
Firesafe offering a Euroclass A1 fire rating; the factory applied aluminium foil facing is Class 0 Compliant.

Smoke and Toxicity


Achieves the stringent criteria for smoke generation and toxicity given in IMO Resolution MSC 61 (67).
Under EN13501, smoke and flaming droplet classification is s1, d0.
Compliant with LU fire safety performance requirements. London Underground (LU) Standard 1-085.

Service temperature
Suitable for continuous service temperatures up to 230C. The temperature on the aluminium facing should
not exceed 80C. For temperatures exceeding 230C: please consult Isover to discuss.
Can be used in below ambient conditions, provided that a 100% vapour barrier is maintained.

Benefits of using Isover HVAC solutions

UP TO

86%

Excellent environmental credentials:

Easy to install

Manufactured from up to 86%


recycled content.
Isover CLIMCOVER Slab Alu1 corresponds
to the BRE Global Green Guide online
generic specification Glass wool insulation density 48kg/m ref 815320004 which
achieves a summary rating of A+ within
Domestic, Health, Industrial, Commercial,
Retail and Education.
Up to two credits are available in Mat 04 Insulation within the BREEAM document.
Zero Ozone Depletion (ODP) and Global
Warming Potential (GWP) of less than 5.

Purpose designed, rigid slabs provide a uniform


shape, good thickness recovery with no soft
edges and excellent compressive resistance
providing a professional finish.
Durable and hard wearing, these products
will not sag over time in normal applications
offering a professional finish.
Factory applied aluminium foil facing, providing an
inherent vapour barrier, Isover CLIMCOVER slabs
offer fast installation.
Isover products are suitable for external
applications when used with an appropriate
weatherproof jacketing system.

Available thicknesses of Isover CLIMCOVER Slab Alu1


Product

Thickness
(mm)

Width
(mm)

Length
(mm)

Slabs per
pack

m2 per pack

Packs per
pallet

m2 per
pallet

CLIMCOVER Slab Alu1

40

600

1200

11

7.92

16

126.72

CLIMCOVER Slab Alu1

50

600

1200

6.48

16

103.68

CE Marking
This legislation ensures that products are made to a tight manufacturing standard to guarantee
performance within the specific application. Isover CLIMCOVER slab is CE Marked.
Isover Technical Enquiries: techinsulation@saint-gobain.com

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Time for some


fresh ideas
Isover fire
protection
range
Isover ULTIMATETM Protect
Isover ULTIMATE Protect is a groundbreaking new generation mineral wool insulation that takes
HVAC fire protection to a new level. Isover ULTIMATE uses breakthrough technology that combines
the performance and handling benefits of glasswool with the outstanding fire resistance of
stonewool. Isover ULTIMATE Protect products offer the perfect solution for fire protection of all HVAC
pipes, ducts and equipment.

Effective fire protection


Providing excellent material stability, thermal resistance and acoustics at high temperatures, the
A1 fire- rated products offer 120 minutes fire protection for vertical and horizontal ducts, improving
safety and comfort for building occupants.

Optimal Acoustic Performance


As a sound wave penetrates the innovative material of Isover ULTIMATE Protect, its acoustic energy
is drastically reduced by the friction in the fibre structure.
Isover ULTIMATE Protect achieves up to 50% better sound absorption compared with traditional
stone wool solutions.

Simple installation
65% lighter than conventional stone wool, flexible Isover ULTIMATE Protect products are easy to
handle, cut and shape around even the most intricate ducts, especially in difficult to access areas making installation faster and more cost effective.

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A complete range of HVAC solutions

Isover pre-insulated
ductwork system
This innovative system offers excellent thermal and
acoustic performance in a fire safe system and is a
more economical and efficient all in one alternative to
conventional sheet metal and insulation ductwork.

Isover CLIMAVER ductwork system


Manufactured from up to 80% recycled content these high
density glass mineral wool boards are faced on both sides. With reinforced aluminium foil facing on
the outside offering an inherent vapour barrier, air tightness, very low leakage rates and pressure
drops; and on the other side, a foil faced or glass tissue facing for superior attenuation.

Energy saving
The energy efficiency of a ductwork system
depends on the thermal performance of the
duct wall as well as the air leakage rate. The
CLIMAVER system combines good thermal
insulation with low air leakage and compares
favourably with traditional metal ductwork
and insulation systems.

Acoustic Performance
Isover CLIMAVER boards offer inherent
acoustic performance unlike foam plastic
ducts. Isover CLIMAVER Neto and Isover
CLIMAVERAPTA offer superior acoustic
performance due to a black glass facing on one
side. This makes Isover CLIMAVER systems
suitable for all applications such as music
rooms, theatres and libraries.

Isover CLIMAVER at the Commonwealth Pool Edinburgh


Isover CLIMAVER offers inherent
acoustic performance unlike foam plastic
ducts, whilst Isover CLIMAVER Neto
offers a superior attenuation than that
of sheet metal which helps to reduce
noise transmission and can negate need
for attenuators.

Easy to install
Up to 4.5 times lighter than sheet metal
solutions Isover CLIMAVER systems can
be fabricated on or off-site making it highly
adaptable to onsite changes and with
precision-cut perfect joints ducts can
be fabricated and installed quickly with
minimal wastage.

Isover Technical Enquiries: techinsulation@saint-gobain.com

For more information on either of the above solutions please


visit: www.isover.co.uk or contact us on 0115 969 8010 or
email: techinsulation@saint-gobain.com

www.isover.co.uk

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Less Materials
Less Energy
Less Emissions

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Isover Order Placement or Order Enquiries:


Tel: 0800 032 2555
Fax: 0800 917 9188

www.isover.co.uk

Publish date: July 2014


Isover Document Reference: I-HVPD-SS-1401

Technical Insulation - Technical Enquiries


Tel: 01928 796 180
Email: techinsulation@saint-gobain.com

Saint-Gobain Isover
Gotham Road
East Leake
Loughborough
Leicestershire
LE12 6HX
Tel: 0115 969 8010
Email: isover@saint-gobain.com

Isover reserves the right to revise product specifications without notice. The information in
this document was correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. It is the
users responsibility to ensure that it remains current prior to use. The information in this
document is for guidance only and should not be read in isolation. Users should read and
familiarise themselves with all the information contained in this document and ensure that
they are fully conversant with the products and systems being used, before subsequent
specification or installation. For a comprehensive and up to date library of information visit
the Isover website.