Armacell launches two new residential insulation products

Armacell has launched two new residential insulation products this year. Marketing Manager Elitsa Yakimov explains the benefits for installers, ahead of upcoming changes to the Building Regs: 

Safety is fundamental to all Armacell’s products: its flexible elastomeric foam (FEF), AF/ArmaFlex® Class 0, was the first to achieve British fire safety standards. As the UK government is executing an overhaul of the fire regulatory system post-Grenfell, specifiers and installers of domestic and commercial air conditioning and heat pump systems can have confidence in the safety of the new Tubolit products.

Last year, Armacell launched upgraded versions of its successful pre-insulated seamless drawn copper pipes, Tubolit Split and DuoSplit. Easy to install, robust and flexible, Tubolit Split and DuoSplit B-Class offer benefits for end users and installers alike. Now boasting one of the highest fire performance ratings on the market, the easily installed, environmentally sustainable and durable new products have a wider range of applications, including not only air conditioning systems, but also the external heat pump solutions championed by the government to help the UK achieve carbon neutrality.

Product function

Armacell’s new products are used to connect the indoor and outdoor components of commercial and domestic split and multi-split air conditioning systems and external heat pumps. They are suitable for use with refrigerants R-410A and R-407C, as well as R-32 and R-290 in accordance with EN 12735-1.

Tubolit Split B-Class is a single pre-insulated copper pipe, DuoSplit B-Class is a pair of flow-and-return pipes for use when the two follow the same route.

Euroclass BL-s1,d0 fire performance

The products’ Euroclass BL-s1,d0 fire performance certification demonstrates that, in the event of a fire, they generate no or very little smoke in the first 10 minutes and no flaming particles, giving inhabitants time to safely evacuate. It is one of the highest ratings available and means that the products meet all UK building regulations and so are suitable for use in a wide range of environments.

Installer benefits

The pre-insulated new products preclude the messy and time-consuming process of on-the-job copper insulation and take their name from Armacell’s patented join-split technology. This gives the insulation a textured, adhesive finish, which allows contractors to quickly and easily join and separate pipes without the application of glue. As a result, Tubolit Split and DuoSplit B-Class can help save installers’ time and money.

The products’ light grey colour lends them an aesthetically pleasing finish for use in any environment and they are available in an industry-leading range of 6.35 up to 22.22 mm pipe diameter and pipe wall thicknesses up to 1 mm.

For over 50 years, our market-leading thermal, acoustic and mechanical solutions have been successfully installed in a myriad of residential, commercial, education, healthcare and industrial applications. With a team of experienced technical and application specialists, Armacell offers unrivalled customer support, supplying the very best advice on the most suitable products and solutions to satisfy current legislation.

Our team can also offer CIBSE Certified CPDs, help to arrange quick and efficient deliveries of our products and we provide a first-class after sales service, including installation advice to ensure customer satisfaction.

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