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ELASTOMERIC RUBBER INSULATION


K-FLEX USA LS TUBE RUBBER PIPE INSULATION

Description

K-FLEX™ LS pipe insulation is an environmentally friendly, CFC-free, flexible elastomeric thermal insulation. It is black in color, identified as K-FLEX™ LS, and is available in unslit tubular form in wall thicknesses of 3/8", 1/2", 3/4", 1", and 1-1/2" in sizes ranging from 3/8" I.D. to 8" IPS. K-FLEX™ LS key physical properties are approved through supervision by Factory Mutual Research Corporation. K-FLEX™ LS Tube is non-porous, non-fibrous, and resists mold growth. The Bio-Guard™ antimicrobial system provides added protection against mold, fungal and bacterial growth. The active ingredient in Bio-Guard™ is registered with the EPA.

Applications

K-FLEX™ LS is used to retard heat gain and prevent condensation or frost formation on refrigerant lines, cold water plumbing and chilled water systems. It also retards heat loss for hot water plumbing, liquid heating, dual temperature piping and many solar systems. K-FLEX™ LS is designed for the professional contractor.

K-FLEX™ LS is recommended for applications ranging from -297°F to 220°F (-182°C to 104°C). The expanded closed cell structure makes K-FLEX™ LS an efficient insulator and an effective moisture vapor retarder.

K-FLEX™ LS has a very tough skin which withstands tearing, rough handling and severe environmental conditions, and yet is quite flexible for easy installation. K-FLEX™ LS has superior cold weather flexibility. K-FLEX™ LS Tube can be used with heat tracing/heat tapes.

 



K-FLEX USA LS SELF SEAL RUBBER PIPE INSULATION

Description

K-FLEX™ LS SELF-SEAL pipe insulation is an environmentally friendly, CFC-free, flexible elastomeric insulation, pre-slit with a factory-applied pressure sensitive adhesive. It is black in color and identified as K-FLEX™ LS. This superior closed cell insulation is designed to retard heat flow and prevent condensation when properly installed. K-FLEX™ LS SELF-SEAL Pipe Insulation is pre-slit with a factory applied specially formulated long-lasting bonding adhesive applied to both seam surfaces and comes with convenient built-in release liners which allow for easy installation. It is available in wall thicknesses of 3/8" through 1" and in sizes ranging from 3/8" to 4" IPS. K-FLEX™ LS SELF-SEAL key physical properties are approved through supervision by Factory Mutual Research Corporation. It is non-porous, non-fibrous and resistant to mold growth. The Bio-Guard™ antimicrobial system provides added protection against mold, fungal and bacterial growth.  The active ingredient in Bio-Guard™ is registered with the EPA.

 

Applications

K-FLEX™ LS SELF-SEAL has the same excellent insulation properties as standard K-FLEX™ LS and is used on similar applications such as refrigerant lines, cold water plumbing, and chilled water systems. K-FLEX™ LS SELF-SEAL is recommended for applications ranging from -70°F to 200°F (-57°C to 93°C) for both new and existing applications. For best results, store and install K-FLEX™ LS SELF-SEAL at temperatures above 40°F (4°C).

K-FLEX™ LS SELF-SEAL’s closure system is designed to save labor costs, particularly on straight runs. It greatly reduces the use of contact adhesives, thus allowing for improved working conditions and compliance with OSHA requirements. K-FLEX™ LS SELF-SEAL can be used with heat tracing/heat tapes.



K-FLEX USA SHEET / ROLL RUBBER INSULATION

Description

K-FLEX™ LS SHEET insulation is an environmentally friendly, CFC-free, flexible elastomeric thermal insulation. It is black in color and supplied as flat sheets (36" x 48") in standard thicknesses of 1/8" through 2". It is supplied skin two sides in 1/4" and above. K-FLEX™ LS SHEET is also available in rolls, with a standard roll width of 48". K-FLEX™ LS SHEET key physical properties are approved through supervision by Factory Mutual Research Corporation. This product is non-porous, fiber free and resistant to mold and mildew. The Bio-Guard™ antimicrobial system provides added protection against mold, fungal and bacterial growth.  The active ingredient in Bio-Guard™ is registered with the EPA.

 

Applications

K-FLEX™ LS SHEET insulation is used to retard heat gain and prevent condensation or frost formation on cold equipment, ducts, or large O.D. pipes. It also effectively retards heat loss when used on hot equipment, ducts, or large pipes. K-FLEX LS SHEET can be used as duct wrap covering. K-FLEX™ LS SHEET is recommended for applications ranging from -297°F to 220°F (-182°C to 104°C) when used as pipe insulation where only the seams and butt joints are glued. When full adhesion application is used, the upper limit is 200°F (93°C).

K-FLEX™ LS SHEET has a very tough skin which withstands tearing, rough handling and severe environmental conditions, and yet is quite flexible for easy installation. K-FLEX™ LS SHEET has superior cold weather flexibility.

K-FLEX™ LS SHEET thickness has been calculated to control condensation on cold surfaces. Refer to the Submittal Sheet for specific recommendations.



K-FLEX USA GRAY RUBBER DUCT LINER INSULATION

Description

K-FLEX Duct® Liner Gray is an NBR/PVC-based closed cell, flexible elastomeric foam thermal and acoustic insulation. It is environmentallyfriendly as it is free of CFCs, HFCs, HCFCs, PBDEs, formaldehyde and fibers. An EPAregistered antimicrobial agent is incorporated into the product providing additional protection against mold, fungal and bacterial growth. It is UL GREENGUARD® Gold Certified for low VOC

emissions.

Applications

K-FLEX Duct® Liner Gray is suitable for applications with service temperatures ranging from -297°F to +220°F. When using factory-applied PSA, the low temperature limit is -40°F. When the product is installed fully adhered to the insulated surface (via contact adhesive or PSA), the high temperature limit is +200°F. For applications below -40°F, contact K-FLEX technical support. The product is used to reduce sound transmission and/or retard heat gain/loss and prevent condensation when used as an internal liner on square, rectangular, round or oval ductwork or equipment.

 



K-FLEX USA ACCESSORY PRODUCTS

K-FLEX FOAM TAPE - K-FLEX Foam Tape is a flexible elastomeric rubber insulation tape with factory applied pressure sensitive adhesive for a long lasting bond.  K-FLEX Foam Tape is 1/8" thick with a roll size is 2" wide x 30ft long.  Foam Tape is most commonly used to wrap pipe fittings such as valve stems that are not practical to insulate with tubing.  Foam Tape can also be used to insulate short runs of piping as well.

 

 

K-FLEX RUBBER ADHESIVE 320 -  K-FLEX 320/620 Rubber Adhesive is a contact adhesive that is used to glue two sections of elastomeric pipe insulation together.