Construction and Insulation
Insulworks
Hydronic Heating Insulation

INSULWORKS®™ is a unique insulation panel designed especially for hydronic heating applications. Its primary functions are to conserve energy and reduce cost and labor. INSULWORKS provides an efficient thermal barrier between the heated slab and the underlying ground. Also, in preventing the ground from becoming a linked 'thermal flywheel' to the slab, INSULWORKS permits fast and accurate room temperature response to temperature controllers. The use of INSULWORKS may also reduce the size and cost of system hardware.

Using INSULWORKS will reduce project costs and speed installation because the usual method for positioning tube by tying it down to wire mesh has been replaced. The tube is simply 'stepped' into the Insulworks panels, saving a great deal of backbreaking labor. The cost to purchase and install wire mesh may also be eliminated. INSULWORKS is manufactured in a 4' x 4' (1220 mm2) panel in several thickness' for both 1/2 " and 3/4 " I.D. tubing, and R-Values ranging from R-6 to R-12, and over. INSULWORKS is produced from Type 2 expanded polystyrene (EPS), a high density, closed cell foam insulation. It is appropriate for use on and under ground, and under concrete structures.

It will never rot, support mold or mildew, and has no pest nutrient value. Since EPS contains ordinary air, insulation values will not break down due to the escape of CFC or HCFC insulating blowing agents. EPS is relatively permeable, and will breathe moisture vapor. At a minimum compressive strength of 16 psi (110kPa.), INSULWORKS will support the weight of 16 vertical feet (4.8 meters) of concrete, or equivalent.

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It will never rot, support mold or mildew, and has no pest nutrient value. Since EPS contains ordinary air, insulation values will not break down due to the escape of CFC or HCFC insulating blowing agents. EPS is relatively permeable, and will breathe moisture vapor. At a minimum compressive strength of 16 psi (110kPa.), INSULWORKS will support the weight of 16 vertical feet (4.8 meters) of concrete, or equivalent.

Specifications and Compliances

Beaver Plastics is registered by the International Standards Organization under the ISO 9002 Quality Assurance Program, a set of standards and criteria that is internationally recognized as an assurance of product quality and consistency. Insulworks is manufactured to meet the intent of ASTM C578-01 Type 2 and CAN/ULC S701-97 Type 2. Beaver Plastics' products are certified under the Warnock Hersey Third Party Certification Program.

Health and the Environment

INSULWORKS is one of the few foam plastic insulations available that contains absolutely no CFCs, HCFCs, or other refrigerant gases. Its atmospheric ozone depletion potential (O.D.P.) is zero. It is non-toxic and hypo-allergenic, and will not irritate sensitive skin on exposure.

Flammability Characteristics

INSULWORKS contains a chemical additive to inhibit accidental ignition from a small fire source. This additive, however, will not prevent burning when the material is exposed to a large continuous fire source or intense heat. Observe normal fire precautions and good housekeeping methods during product storage and application.

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INSULWORKS Large Diameter
Conduit Insulation

made expressly for wood and coal fired boilers.

Large Diameter Conduit Insulation was specifically designed to conserve energy loss from buried hydronic tubing. Insulworks L.D.C. is available in R-8, R-10 and R-12 thermal insulation values. It has a compressive strength of 16 psi, and can therefore be buried in soil to a depth of over 20 feet.

Insulworks L.D.C. is manufactured from high density expanded polystyrene (EPS). It is a closed cell foam material that will never rot or decompose. It has no pest nutrient value.

Insulworks L.D.C. was designed to contain any diameter of tube up to 1.5 inches outside diameter. Each piece is 4 feet long, which will yield 2 lineal feet of pipe cover. Other variations can be produced for special applications.

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