HORIZONTAL PIPING INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS:
The VaporWick Pipe Insulation system works by transporting moisture from the area around the pipe to the surface of the insulation. This is accomplished through the wick material but is aided by gravity. Therefore, horizontal runs must have the series of evaporating holes located in the down position. Please note this is 180 degrees different than current Fiberglass pipe covering installation practice.
Care must be taken during installation to ensure wick material stays in place while sliding, twisting, turning and/or alignment of insulation sections.
A sheet of loosely hanging polyethylene film on the pipe surface under the insulation may aid in installing insulation sections in and around confined locations and on wet and/or corroded pipe. When the insulation section is in place, hold the insulation and pull the polyethylene film out. The polyethylene film must be removed prior to final placement and closure of laps and joints.
Sections of pipe are tightly butted together and secured to each other as traditional Fiberglass pipe insulation using VaporWick Sealing Tape.
All VaporWick Pipe Insulation system terminations should be sealed with CP-11 mastic. Terminations include end of run transition to other material.