ThermOFF in the Construction Industry
Building Facade Insulation
Buildings with facade architecture must be protected against fire, wind and all weather elements. In addition, there are legal building requirements such as thermal, fire protection, and designs to avoid thermal bridges that must be compliant to local government standards. Energy lost through facade surfaces of an average single family dwelling present as much as 30% of energy necessary for heating. This becomes relatively higher in multi-occupied buildings.
ThermOFF is a great solution for historical buildings with beautiful facades that need to be preserved. Due to its liquid form, ThermOFF can be applied directly on the facade's surface, despite the complexity in design of some historical facade designs. This cannot be achieved with conventional insulation material without compromising the aesthetic appearance of the structure.
Attics and Balconies
Attic condensation can be a significant problem. Everyday activities such as bathing, cooking and doing laundry produce moisture in the form of water vapor. As for balconies, the ends of the balcony slabs are known thermal bridges, which a great amount of heat/cold is lost leading to unnecessary costs for heating/cooling. to be preserved. Due to its liquid form, ThermOFF can be applied directly on the facade's surface, despite the complexity in design of some historical facade designs. This cannot be achieved with conventional insulation material without compromising the aesthetic appearance of the structure.
Roof insulation (Application outside or inside the roof)
Using ThermOFF for roof insulation will reduce heat losses in winter and the cost of air-conditioning in summer. Colder climates require higher R-value insulation to ensure that less heat is lost through the roof of your home. ThermOFF preserves the convective heat inside during the winter and creates a warmer atmosphere. The insulation will also help keep the cool air inside during the warm weather. Applying ThermOFF diminishes the amount of energy required for the heating and cooling inside of the building and thus permits us to run heating and cooling device less and making them last longer with reduced energy cost. It can help replace bigger size HVAC equipment for large building with smaller ones that are more energy and cost efficient. Application of ThermOFF also decreases the chance for thermal and moisture condensation creating problems like mold, mildew, rot and dripping.
Basements are mostly located below ground level, so they are cool and damp by nature. They can also account for significant heat loss from a home. Porous foundations allow cold air and water to seep in; flooding or bad drainage can allow water to run in through cracks. This is where insulation with ThermOFF comes in. Applied properly, the insulation will make basements comfortable; limit escaping heat and help keep moisture at bay.
✓ Minimize thermal bridging and reduce heat loss through the foundation.
✓ Provide some protection against moisture intrusion.
✓ Make the foundation part of the thermal mass of the conditioned space, thereby reducing interior temperature swings.
✓ Reduce the potential for condensation on surfaces in the basement.
✓ Conserve room area from the inside; more usable space
✓ Walls, roofs, floors, ceilings, beams frames and structural elements: insulation does not take up much space (the same amount as regular paint); the material is flexible and durable; it can be applied to any geometrical shape, has a high level of thermal insulation and is ideal for anti -condensation ceiling/wall/joint and etc. insulation.
Window/Door Slopes Insulation
One of the most significant sources of heat/cold loss in any house occurs through windows slopes. The percentage of heat/cold loss through windows slopes makes up to 20% of all possible thermal losses. Moisture often begins to condense at the top or in the bottom of the slope due to insufficient insulation, and as a consequence, fungus, mold, and pathogens appear. Due to its ultra slim coat ThermOFF perfectly eliminates this problem. Application of 1-1.5 mm of ThermOFF will forever solve this issue; will keep indoor temperatures comfortable and prevent the emergence of mold.
Insulation of Inter Panel Joints
When making a thermal imaging survey of a panel house, you will immediately notice that the joints radiate heat more than the rest of the walls. This fact suggests that these sections of the wall lose heat more than others and need additional thermal protection. Also hydro insulation of joints need frequent repairs and maintenance.
The insulating coating ThermOFF helps solve both problems at once. ThermOFF is ideal for treatment of the joints in prefabricated houses due to its hydro and thermal insulating properties. Application of ThermOFF will reduce labor costs for weatherization of the inter panel joints and will eliminate the need for additional waterproofing coating.
Lodges & Balconies Insulation
Insulating a lodge is often the most daunting task. How to insulate a lodge without losing its most valuable living space? When insulating a balcony or lodge by classical methods, a lot of useful, usable area will be lost. Applying ThermOFF insulation in the lodge will allow for effective thermal protection but will not take up usable square footage in the room. This will also solve problems of condensation and heat loss through “thermal bridges”.
Removal of “Thermal Bridges”
A thermal bridge occurs when there is a gap between materials and structural surfaces. The main thermal bridges in a building are found at the junctions of: facings and floors, facings and cross walls; facings and roofs, facings and low floors. They also occur each time there is a gap between doors, windows, ledges, etc... The ends of the balcony slab (especially in panel and frame construction), are thermal bridges and can cause condensation on the inner surface of the building structure and its attenuation. Through the ends of the plates, a great amount of heat/cold is lost leading to unnecessary costs for heating/cooling. Application of ThermOFF at the ends of balcony slabs, junctions of facings and floors, facings and cross walls; facings and roofs, facings and low floors completely eliminates the problem of thermal bridges.
Radiator Wall Insulation
Window slopes are not the only place in the house requiring thermal protection. If you pay attention to the wall surface of the radiators you can notice that the wall behind the radiator is destroyed much faster. This is due to the fact that most of the radiated heat is absorbed by the wall. One side of the wall is located in close proximity to the radiator; its back side is exposed to external factors (differences of humidity, temperature, UV radiation). This difference between the impact inside and outside the wall leads to premature loosening and fracture of building construction.
ThermOFF coating applied on the section of the wall behind the radiator eliminates not only this phenomenon, but also significantly increases the temperature in the room due to the fact that the heat emitted by the radiator is not absorbed by the wall but is reflected in the room.
Heating Systems and Pipelines of Hot and Cold Water Supply
Pipes in buildings that service heating systems must be insulated in order to reduce the flow of heat to or from the medium carried by the pipes. This may be necessary for various reasons:
✓ Economic (the cost of power losses).
✓ To reduce heat/cold loss and to eliminate condensation and icing. Insulate valves and other surfaces with complicated shapes.
✓ Condensation (the temperature difference between the surface of the pipes)
✓ Limitation of temperature change (Industrial applications may have requirements in respect of the maximum temperature change of the transported medium that can occur).
ThermOFF is perfect solution for the pipelines thermal insulation as it is possible to apply the material on hot surfaces up to 150 C, which allows to carry works without system shutdown. With the use of special modification Frost coating, outdoor work can be carried out in -20 C air temperature during the winter season.
Air conditioning Systems and Ventilation Ducts
Ventilation systems require thermal insulation in order to restrict and control heat loss. For financial and environmental reasons, it is important to reduce unnecessary heat/cold loss in ducts that transport warm/cold air. If the cool air in the duct is heated by the surrounding air, the HVAC system functions less effectively and will need more energy to maintain the ducts correct temperature. If the ducts are properly insulated, the whole ventilation system will work as designed and you need less equipment calibration. Huge problems occur when condensation builds up on the outside of ducts containing material with a lower temperature than the ambient air temperature. With high humidity, the air can easily condense on the outer surface of ducts. When this happens, water starts to drip and causes damage, such as discoloration and mold to ceilings and floors. Over time, water can cause damage to the ducts and reduce their service life. Condensation also occurs inside the duct if the situation is reversed.
To save energy, reduce cold loss, and eliminate condensation.
Treatment of Monolithic Slabs
Slabs lose energy primarily as a result of heat conducted outward and through the perimeter of the slab. In most cold areas of the world insulating the exterior edge of the slab can reduce winter heating bills by 10 to 20 percent. Slab insulation is important not only to save on energy bills, but also to improve comfort. Cold concrete slabs are one of the most notorious sources of discomfort in a home. Installing slab insulation around the perimeter of the slab will reduce heat loss and make the slab easier to heat. An insulated slab also provides thermal mass to store heat and moderates indoor temperatures. Another big advantage is that treatment of monolithic slabs ends during frame construction.
Joint treatment in prefabricated houses can combine the process of hydro and thermal insulation. Due to thin walls and lack of usable space, ThermOFF is the perfect solution because it is light weight; ensuring that prefab modules and parts will not be heavy or thick. ThermOFF application can significantly reduce heat/cold loss when used in accordance with professional construction standards and regulations. It also effectively eliminates fungus, condensation, and icing.
Insulating the sides of the pool and floors are important. It will guarantee that up to 15-30% of the pool’s heat will be retained, ensuring valuable conservation of energy. Studies suggest that between 70-85% of heat loss is from the pool’s surface.
Covering a pool when it is not in use is the single most effective means of reducing pool heating costs. A continuous cover coated with ThermOFF will also act like a giant thermal shield for the pool, imparting heat into the water.
Storage and Cold Storage
Storing facilities have an especially strict guideline in terms of storage setup. Due to the nature of the industry, the basic costs of running such facilities, whether at half or full capacity, are very high. Energy consumption, corrosion, mold infestation, and many other combinations of problems exist when handling such delicate environments.
The composition of ThermOFF meets all standards across the spectrum: from sanitary and epidemiological to fire safety standards. In addition, it does not contain fiber components while it’s resistant to weathering and a variety of chemical damages. It is also durable and is light in weight. Amazingly, it can be easily applied to surfaces of any form and composition simply by brushing or spraying it on directly. Not only is ThermOFF cost-effective, it is also energy-effective. In a very short time, money spent on ThermOFF is quickly recuperated just from the amount saved from reductions in energy usage.
Recommended Equipment for Thermal Insulation to Improve Energy Saving:
✓ Surface reservoirs and technological components
✓ Pipe network nodes and valves;
✓ Support structures with targeted needs for thermal insulation and waterproofing;
✓ Processing equipment;
✓ Building, floor and roof structures;
✓ Heating system equipment and components;
✓ Duct systems
When dealing with food, temperature control and therefore, epidemiological prevention, takes top priority. That is why ThermOFF will be the perfect partner to any company directly involved with this industry. The coatings do not contain fiber components so it is safe near food. It is easy to wash and meets the strict sanitary requirements for food production. It can be directly brushed or sprayed onto the surface of any structure or shape. Liquid consistency allows ThermOFF’s application of insulating coatings and staining method (including non-contactual methods) on the valve of any type, without stopping the process, even in areas with difficult access.
ThermOFF can be applied on:
✓ Cookers of all sizes;
✓ Steam Boilers and Pipes;
✓ Heat Exchangers;
✓ Mixing and Processing Tanks;
✓Assembly line machinery; and various assortments of food processing equipment.
Pipelines are built to transport many different types of products between two destinations across great distances. Sewage, water, slurry, and beer have all been transported via pipelines, but none as much as crude petroleum and refined petroleum products. It is the most valuable transport of all. Yet, on average, there are minimally 10 different pipeline accidents in the U.S. alone involving ruptures and corrosion because of the properties of metal and its exposure to the surrounding environment. With an average lifespan of 50 years, pipelines are expected to spill between 11-90 times.
Not just pipelines, the various stations that compose the entire pipeline system are at risk of the same potential dangers as the pipelines themselves. With ThermOFF coating, it is expected that both the pipelines and the different stations will not only reduce energy consumption, their life expectancies are expected to increase.
Coatings with ThermOFF will help insulate the heat and lower the cost of energy usage. In the winter, heat loss within the compound will decline; overheating in the summer will be cut. Simultaneously, condensation is eliminated, avoiding corrosion or oxidation. Coatings form a layer of protective anti-corrosive shielding, helping to increase the service life of components. ThermOFF coating in combination with our Anticor coating is a solution for the oil vaporization in oil/gas storages. All of this will help ensure that the earth is more energy friendly.
ThermOFF coating can be applied on:
✓ Initial injection station infrastructure;
✓ Compressor/pump stations;
✓ Partial delivery stations;
✓ Block valve stations;
✓ Regulator stations;
✓ Outlet Stations; and Other parts of the distribution network.
Manufacture and Production
Production is the most energy-intensive sector of modern times. The intensity of energy ingestion during the production process is inevitably reflected in the cost of production. Coatings, like ThermOFF, can:
✓ Significantly reduce heat loss
✓ Prevent condensation
✓ Ensure the safety of personnel near high-temperature equipment.
ThermOFF coatings have sufficient flexibility, high adhesion, and resistance to a number of chemicals and long-term dynamic loads. It also withstands against temperature changes and moisture, and protects against corrosion.
ThermOFF coatings offer an easy way to improve energy efficiency and reduce costs. ThermOFF can be used by the textile industry to insulate dye machines, steam pipes, boilers, heat exchangers, and other equipment to significantly reduce energy costs.
ThermOFF is also beneficial to the tire manufacturing. With thermal insulation, tire curing presses, vulcanization containers, steam pipes, steam valves, boilers, power- house piping, tanks, rubber/ extruders can all be maintained better and so ensure the longevity of the machinery.
In paper manufacturing applications, processes and machineries that will benefit greatly from ThermOFF include: Paper machine dryer unit; condensation prevention; process fluid lines, steam pipelines, heat carrying valves and fittings, storage tanks, chiller lines; and a variety of other aspects.
On average, reduction in energy consumption for textile or tire manufacturing applications with ThermOFF is 20 percent or higher. The coating’s ability to insulate effectively and provide protection from moisture and corrosion is highly efficient. Your own maintenance crew or contractor can easily coat ThermOFF onto any object of your choice. What’s more, there is minimal downtime affecting your daily operations.
ThermOFF energy saving coating technology is starting to be used worldwide to help insulate buildings, equipment and machinery. It reduces energy consumption, lowers carbon emissions, and improves worker environment and safety, protects plant assets and decreases maintenance costs. You cannot go wrong using this product.
Transportation and logistics is a huge aspect of the production line. Since transportation involved the moving of objects from one destination to another, it means that the products go through rigorous carrier handlings. Whether by boat, plane, train, or truck, each type of transport could potentially damage parts, or all, of the shipment. In this sense, vibrations become a cause and problem for the duration of the transport. ThermOFF insulation is indispensable for any kind of transport options. ThermOFF can be applied to any internal and external surface of cars, trucks and other passenger vehicles. ThermOFF is ultra lightweight and ultra-low volume with the highest vibration resistance. It is also resistant to weathering, while maintaining an environmental friendliness to Earth.
✓ Application of ThermOFF for the insulation of refrigerators not only increases the effective area of the main body, but also greatly reduces its weight in comparison with the "classical" heaters.
✓ ThermOFF can be applied to marine and river vessels.
✓ The composition of ThermOFF (elasticity and being light in weight) makes it indispensable for use in these areas.