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Kingspan PalDuct Hydro uses zero ODP and low GWP blowing agent

Can now be specified for projects requiring to comply with stringent regulations like Estidama

| | May 11, 2016 | 11:00 am
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Kingspan pre-insulationDubai, UAE: Kingspan Insulation has announced that its Kingspan PalDuct Hydro System of pre-insulated ducting will be manufactured using a blowing agent, which has low Global Warming Potential (GWP) and zero Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP) as standard.

Kingspan Insulation’s Dubai’s manufacturing facility, the announcement added, has altered its manufacturing process by installing a pentane tank, primarily for the manufacturing of Kingspan PalDuct Hydro panels.

Giving details, Kingspan said that its panels, used for the fabrication of the Kingspan PalDuct Hydro System, comprise a fibre-free polyisocyanturate (PIR) insulation core, faced on either side with an aluminium foil. Unlike traditional sheet metal ducting, which needs to be lagged with insulation as a second operation, Kingspan PalDuct Systems provides a single fix installation with no lagging required.

Kingspan PalDuct Hydro, the manufacturer claimed, can now be specified by engineers for projects required to comply with increasingly stringent ODP and GWP regulations, such as Estidama in Abu Dhabi. Within the Estidama Rating Systems under the Stewarding Materials section, the company added, one credit point is available, provided all thermal insulation used has an ODP of zero and a GWP of less than five.

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