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Mechanical Protection Pipe Insulation Installers by Able Group Inc.
Installations for pipe insulation, heat tracing for pipes, mechanical installations by The Able Group.
 ask about:  pipe insulation,  protection for exposed water supply and drainage pipes.

Pipe Insulation Installers:
For: Parking Garage, Multiple dwellings with exposed mechanicals, problems with freezing plumbing pipes.  All water supply and waste water drainage pipes had to be heat-traced and insulated to eliminate these problems.


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These photos show a Pipe Insulation job over Heat Tracing cables in the process.

These photos also show the necessary type of insulation which is required after the heat tracing cables are installed.
We do our own insulation.  These photos show our insulation work in process.

These drainage pipe laterals which have just been heat traced have had a considerable freezing problem due to their location.

We install a full line of industrial and commercial insulation and accessories. We visit your property and help you make a cost efficient choice with a variety of common used sizes and products, whether standard or custom. The self-regulating heater cables are fastened to the pipes using fiber-glass tape.

For insulating mechanical systems, fiberglass pipe insulation offers cost effective solutions for a wide range of uses. Fiberglass insulation can be used for hot, cold, concealed, and exposed piping from 0 F (18 C) to 850 F (454 C) in commercial buildings and industrial facilities and process or power plants. Fiberglass pipe insulation is jacketed with self-sealing all service (ASJ) vapor retarder jacket. IMC distributes the quality fiberglass products of both Owens Corning and Johns Manville. We also install flexible duct insulation. Insulation is used to insulate rectangular and round heating, ventilating and air conditioning ductwork. It provides thermal efficiency that reduces unwanted heat loss or gain from equipment and ductwork. When properly installed in the correct thickness, this product virtually eliminates condensation problems on cold duct surfaces. SoftTouch Duct Wrap is suitable for use with most heating, ventilating and air conditioning ductwork operating at temperatures from 35 to 250 (1.7 to 121) for faced SoftTouch Duct Wrap, and from 35 to 450 (1.7 to 232) for unfaced SoftTouch Duct Wrap. Medium temperature insulation products is Hamfab Type 650 pipe fittings. HAMFAB fitting insulators are unique, and of superior quality, because they're molded, not mitered and glued together from sections of straight run insulation or machine routed from flat stock board. HAMFAB Type 650 premolded insulators are designed to insulate heating, cooling, or process piping systems operating at temperatures from -20 to +650. The insulators are normally applied by placing two premolded matching half-sections over the pipe fitting, and joining them together using tape, wire, or adhesive (applied to the seams). After being joined, the fitting insulator is ready for jacketing, vapor barrier coating, or other finishes.

All water-carrying pipes in a specific area can be connected to a single circuit meaning copper water supply and iron drainage.
Both types of plumbing pipes will require the same type of pipe insulation.

The fire-sprinkler pipe work in this complex being a "dry system" does not pose a freezing problem and is not included in this scenario. 
The same applies to air conditioner condensation pipes.  These pipes are only used in summer months.

Notice how the heat tracing cables are installed using fiber-glass tape so as not to cross each other. They also run along the bottom and do not interfere with the pipe hangers or joint clamps.

These photos also show the 4" drainage pipe laterals from the the roof drains.
All rain water from the entire complex runs through the Parking Garage.

1/2" to 1" of insulation on all pipes.
Caution Signs are required by code.  Approx. 30 will be required.

Pipe Protection and Heat Tracing for Freeze-Free Pipes.

SRM/E self-regulating heating cable provides safe, reliable heat tracing for process temperature maintenance and freeze protection of pipes, valves, tanks and similar applications. Constructed of industrial grade 14 AWG buss wire with metal braid and optional overjacketing, SRM/E ensures operating integrity in most hostile industrial environments.

Self-Regulating, Energy Efficient 14 AWG Buss Wire Circuit Lengths to 780 Feet Process Temperature Maintenance to 302F (150C) Maximum Continuous Exposure Temperature, 420F (215C)
Process Maintenance Applications. Constant wattage heating cable is a proven, reliable solution for industrial process temperature maintenance and freeze protection.
CWM features a parallel heating core that produces uniform thermal output over its entire length.

Industrial Freeze Protection Applications. Freeze Protection of Fire Protection System Piping. Use on Metallic Pipes Only. Using a single power point, you can easily configure and install a heat tracing system as short as several feet or as long as 780 feet right in the field. CWM is flexible at most ambient temperatures and can be wrapped around piping and complex fittings. It is rugged, easy to monitor and maintain temperature, and has zero inrush at start-up. With 392F (200C) fluoropolymer electrical insulation with outstanding electrical and thermal properties, and is well suited for most chemically hostile environments.

Heat Tracing and Freeze Protection Application Impedance heating is perfectly suited for pipe maintenance temperatures. Applications include processes that require continuous, steady heat input or freeze protection for a fire water pumping system. Another common application is for corrosive environments where direct immersion heating is not desired. Provide indirect heating to long runs of pipe (up to 15 miles). May be used above or below the ground. Skin Effect Heating is used specifically for providing indirect heat to longer runs of piping from a single electrical supply source. Skin Effect is used in markets such as Oil & Gas, Refining, Chemical, or any similar industrial market that requires heated pipelines on long runs.

Pipe Freeze Kits and provide heat shrink tubing, materials to perform moisture proof end seal, splicing as well as clips, spacers and hangers. Commercial and residential roof and gutters prone to ice damming and dangerous icicles, downspouts that freeze and clog Electric Trace Heating Cables  Commercial metal or plastic water supply and drain pipes vulnerable to freezing. Industrial or hazardous locations where  Freeze protection for water supply and drain pipes vulnerable to freezing. Freeze protection for metallic pipes that are periodically steam cleaned, Maintaining the temperature and viscosity of piped liquids. Temperature maintenance of pipes and vessels, Fire protection and dust suppression systems, Condensate return systems, Fuel oil lines and lubrication systems. Applications where the liquids piped during processing require elevated maintain temperatures, Snow melting of paved surfaces such as driveways, sidewalks, loading ramps.
Maintaining the temperature and viscosity of piped liquids in pipes, process water, condensate return and structure de-icing.

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