When choosing piping systems for your radiant cooling and heating applications or water use, some of the things that will help you narrow down your options are materials and efficiency. You will want something to give you the highest value for your money. Among the things you will be concerned about when choosing a piping system is insulation. Pre-insulated pipes are some of the options you will find in the market. Unlike typical piping systems, this type of pipe comes with an insulated layer between the outer casing and the steel or aluminium pipe itself. Here are the top reasons these types of pipes are a good investment.
Low Costs of Maintenance
The combination of the layer of insulation material as well as the outer casing adds compressive strength to the pipes. This means your pre-insulated piping system will be less susceptible to structural damages. In addition, unlike conventional piping systems, pre-insulating pipes ensures they retain their shape without damaging the insulation. In addition, the insulation layer is protected with the outer casing. This means you will be less worried about damages to your insulation.
Low Costs of Installation
For conventional piping systems, the insulation material will have to be installed on site. This will increase the amount of time needed for your project to be completed. Eventually, this could increase your total installation costs. Since pre-insulated piping systems already come with the insulation material, it will save you this problem.
Material costs also add to your installation costs. The manufacture and design of pre-insulated pipes in factories with specialised software ensures that material wastage is reduced.
With pre-insulated piping systems, you are assured of high efficiency of the insulation. Since the pipes are factory-designed with computerised systems, the insulation panels are tailored to the most efficient designs and insulation properties. For conventional piping systems, the insulation panels will have to be installed by a professional to get the perfect results. This means you might have to spend more. The manufacture of the pre-insulated pipes in factory environments means they can be custom-designed to the specified shapes to fit your site.
With pre-insulated piping systems, there is no extra space required for the insulation panels, which is the case with conventional pipes.
While pre-insulated piping systems may cost you slightly more than the conventional pipes, they are more cost effective in the long run because of the above benefits.