Insulation is produced in a variety of forms suitable for specific functions and applications. Some common forms used are rigid boards, blocks, sheets, preformed pipe shapes and sizes, curved segments, flexible blankets, foams, cements and removable blankets or pads.
Insulation characteristics and properties are affected by the insulation composition, thickness and density. Common insulation materials are calcium silicates, mineral & glass fibers, cellular, expanded perlites, foams, refractory fibers, insulation cements and aerogels. Dependant on the material and application, some insulations may require an additional factory or field applied vapor barrier.
Insulation selection should provide a balance between initial cost of installation and long term operational cost savings. Matkovic Contracting Ltd. can assist you with the best insulation selection specific to your project requirements.