Rigid Foam Insulation in Cold Storage Applications:
When it comes to thermal insulation, the aim is usually to trap the heat in. Nonetheless, many of the performance factors that affect the choice of insulation in these conditions still apply once the goal is to keep the heat out.
Examples vary from large grocery warehouses to commercial wineries to institutional food storage spaces. Three essential factors to consider for insulating cold storage spaces are the insulation's:
• Compressive strength
Paying attention to these three characteristics will help guarantee high-performance, cost-effective insulation for any space that needs to be kept cold.
Water is an excellent heat conductor, and moisture decreases the thermal performance of insulation. In choosing insulation, consideration of the moisture efficiency of a material is essential.
This is particularly true for cold storage facilities for areas of the building envelope which are exposed to high moisture, like under foundation walls and on concrete slabs.