XLPE stands for Cross Linked Polyethylene. It is a highly effective insulating material that is used extensively in the HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning) industry. XLPE insulation is typically carried out on copper pipes, MS Pipes, Drainpipes, Chilled water pipelines, Air Conditioning AC Ducts, Air Handling Units. Besides thermal insulation, XLPE insulation is also used for acoustic lining of ducts, plenums, and air handling units. XLPE insulation comes in 2 structures namely open cell structure and closed cell structure. XLPE Open cell structure is used for acoustic lining, whereas XLPE Closed cell structure is used for thermal insulation. XLPE insulation offers negligible moisture/water absorption, very good acoustic and thermal insulation, high resistance to Fungi, non-reactive, easy to install and easy to transport.
Copper pipes and tubes used in the air conditioning industry can be insulated using the XLPE insulation. Aerolam XLPE Tubing for copper pipes and tubes are available in wall thickness of 6 mm, 9 mm, 13 mm, 16 mm, 19 mm, 25 mm. These XLPE insulation tubing come in a length of 2 meters. These XLPE tubes can then easily be used to cover and insulate copper pipes ranging from diameter of 6mm (½") to 108mm (3¼").
Duct insulation in an HVAC system is an important task or activity that must be carried out with precision. Cool air passing through the air conditioning ducts must not gain heat from the ambience. Therefore, AC ducts are insulated. XLPE or Cross-Linked Polyethylene is a closed cell insulation that offers very low thermal conductivity and therefore is ideal for AC Duct insulation. Aerolam XLPE insulation for ducts come in the form of sheets and rolls with wall thickness of 6 mm, 9 mm, 13 mm, 15 mm, 19 mm, 25 mm, 32 mm, 40 mm, 45 mm, 50 mm.
In an HVAC system, a water-cooled or an air-cooled chiller system is used to provide cooling to the entire building. Chilled water is circulated in a closed loop via the MS pipes of different sizes. Therefore, chilled water pipe insulation is extremely important to make sure that the chilled water does not gain heat from the ambience. XLPE insulation by Aerolam comes in the form of tubes ranging from wall thickness of 6 mm to 50 mm for different diameters of chilled water pipes.