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Field Applied Insulation

The Company

Urecon Ltd. (formerly Polybrand® Inc.) is the most diversified distributor, fabricator and transformer of rigid insulation in eastern Canada. Our modern 2,110 m2 (22,750 ft2) plant located in Rigaud, Québec is fully equipped to fabricate and transform a variety of rigid insulations to meet today's industrial requirements. Our principal product lines include: Trymer® and Styrofoam®, Elliott Elfoam® and Pittsburgh Corning Foamglas® Insulation.

Urecon Ltd. can also supply the accessory materials such as jacketing, coatings, sealants, adhesives, strapping, etc. Trymer®, Elfoam®, Styrofoam® and Foamglas® products are all rigid insulations with varying properties, the choice of materials depending on the type of project. Urecon also produces urethane foam half-shells with ‘smooth outside skin’.  See the U.I.P.® Half-shells Specifcation for more information.

Note: Trymer® and Styrofoam®, Elliott Elfoam® and Pittsburgh Corning Foamglas® Insulation products are distributed in eastern Canada only.  Urecon ‘smooth skin’ urethane foam half-shells are available everywhere.

The Products

Cutting Trymer® pipeTrymer®, Elfoam®, Styrofoam® and Foamglas® products are all rigid insulations with varying properties, the choice of materials depending on the type of project.

Polybrand®'s insulation products are well suited for above or underground projects in the food industry, refineries, institutional, offshore, commercial & industrial hot or cold applications.

Once the insulation type has been selected, Polybrand® Inc. can fabricate into any shape to suit your custom requirements. These include:

Insulation sections for pipes:

  • standard halfshells up to 0.91 m (3 ft) in length
  • ’ship lap’ halfshells
  • ’tongue and groove’ halfshells
  • multi layer butt edge

Insulation sheets and blocks:

  • precision cut
  • sheet width up to 1.22 m (4 ft)
  • sheet length up to 3.04 m (10 ft)
  • sheet thickness from 13 mm (½ in) and thicker
  • custom cutting to suit your needs

Custom shapes and forms fabricated to special order.

Contact Polybrand® for full product specifications and recommendations to suit your needs.

Trymer® Insulation

Trymer® closed-cell polyisocyanurate foam insulation is manufactured by ITW Insulation Systems and offers excellent resistance to heat transfer. The low thermal conductivity means less Trymer® insulation is needed to meet your thermal insulation requirements. This means significant savings in installation time and materials.

This insulation may be fabricated into various shapes to suit virtually any insulation application. It is available in a range of densities and compressive strengths for a variety of applications, including:

  • pipe and vessel insulation;
  • core materials for structural panels.

Trymer® has a service temperature range from -183°C (-297°F) to
149°C (300°F).

Physical Properties of TRYMER® Brand Polyisocyanurate Foam

Tested @ 23°C (75°F) ASTM
Method
Trymer
1600
Trymer
1800
Trymer
2000
Trymer
3000
Trymer
4000
Trymer
6000
Density
kg/m3 (lb/ft3)
D 1622 26.4
(1.65)
29
(1.8)
32.8
(2.05)
48
(3.0)
64
(4.0)
96
(6.0)
k-factor
W/m•°C (BTU•in./hr•ft2°F)
180 days @ 75°F mean
C 518 0.027
(0.19)
0.027
(0.19)
0.027
(0.19)
0.027
(0.19)
0.027
(0.19)
0.029
(0.20)
R-Value
m2•°C/W (Hr•ft2•°F/BTU)
180 days @ 75°F mean
C 518 0.93
(5.3)
0.93
(5.3)
0.93
(5.3)
0.93
(5.3)
0.93
(5.3)
0.88
(5.0)
Compression Strength
kPa (psi) parallel
D 1621 117
(17)
131
(19)
165
(24)
350
(50)
550
(80)
970
(140)

NOTICE: Like all cellular plastics, this product will degrade upon prolonged exposure to sunlight. A covering to block ultraviolet radiation must be used to prevent this degradation. Other coverings to protect the foam from the elements and to meet applicable fire regulations may also be required. Consultation with local building code officials, design engineers/specifiers or insurance personnel is recommended before application.

Trymer® is combustible and must be protected from flame and other high heat sources.

Elfoam® Insulation

Cutting sheets of Elfoam® on Polybrand’s slabbing saw.Elfoam® P200 polyisocyanurate closed-cell, rigid foam insulation is suitable for a variety of thermal insulation applications.

Most flexible and less friable of the poly isocyanurate board insulations, Elfoam® is particularly suited for applications involving cut sheets such as:

  • FRP tank sandwich core top, bottom and wall insulation
  • core insulation material for laminated architectural and cold storage warehouse sandwich panels
  • insulation for refrigerated shipping containers such as trucks, trailers and railcars
  • core material for commercial and industrial doors

Elfoam® P200 brand insulation has a service temperature range from -46°C (-50°F) to 121°C (250°F).

Physical Properties of ELFOAM® P200 insulation*

Tested @ 23°C (75°F) ASTM
Method
Elfoam®
Density
kg/m3 (lb/ft3)
D 1622 31.9 (2.0)
k-factor
W/m•°C (BTU•in./hr•ft2°F)
10 days @ 158°F mean
C 518 0.027 (0.185)
R-Value
m2•°C/W (Hr•ft2•°F/BTU)
180 days @ 75°F mean
C 518 0.96 (5.4)
Compression Strength
kPa (psi) parallel
D 1621 172 (25)

* P250 and P300 (2.5 and 3.0 lb/ft3 density) also available

NOTICE: Elfoam® like all cellular plastics, will degrade upon prolonged exposure to sunlight. Cover all foam material in order to block ultraviolet radiation and prevent degradation.

Styrofoam® Insulation

Application of Styrofoam® pipe covering.Plastic's Styrofoam® PIB* brand insulation is manufactured to have a rigid, closed-cell foam with a uniform void-free, micro cellular structure. This dense, compact structure ensures excellent resistance to water, water vapor and wet freeze-thaw cycling.

As a result, Styrofoam® insulation maintains virtually all of its original R value for years, even in high moisture environments, where porous insulation products are susceptible to moisture absorption and ultimate loss of insulation effectiveness. Styrofoam® brand insulation resists acids, bases, brines and alcohol. This rigid foam has no food value to attract or sustain plant or animal life.

Over the years, Styrofoam® insulation has been specified for its ability in minimizing heat gain and preventing surface condensation.

Styrofoam® brand insulation is suitable for:

  • valve / fitting covers
  • pipe covering
  • equipment lagging, etc.

Styrofoam® has a service temperature range from -183°C (-297°F) to 74°C (165°F).

Styrofoam® brand insulation can be precision fabricated by Polybrand® to meet your specifications for a wide range of piping and fitting applications.

* PIB (Pipe Insulation Billet)

Physical Properties of Styrofoam® brand insulation

Tested @ 23°C (75°F) ASTM
Method
Styrofoam®
Density
kg/m3 (lb/ft3)
D 1622 26 (1.6)
k-factor
W/m•°C (BTU•in./hr•ft2°F)
10 days @ 158°F mean
5 year @ 75°F mean
C 518 0.036 (0.25)
0.041 (0.28)
R-Value
m2•°C/W (Hr•ft2•°F/BTU)
180 days @ 75°F mean
C 518 0.70 (4.0)
Compression Strength
kPa (psi) parallel
D 1621 138 (20)

Foamglas® Insulation

Cutting Foamglas® pipe covering.Pittsburgh Corning Foamglas® insulation is a lightweight, rigid insulating material composed of millions of completely sealed glass cells, each an insulating space. This all-glass, closed cell structure provides a combination of physical properties suitable for industrial insulation requirements.

Foamglas® brand insulation is resistant to water in both liquid and vapor forms, non corrosive, noncombustible / nonabsorbent of combustible liquids, resistant to most industrial reagents, dimensionally stable, superior compressive strength.

Foamglas® brand insulation is suitable for a wide range of service, proven applications include:

  • cryogenic pipelines, tanks, vessels, etc.
  • medium and high temperature pipelines and equipment
  • heat transfer fluid systems
  • hydrocarbon and sulfur processing systems
  • underground steam and chilled water pipelines
  • non combustible insulation for offshore platforms

Various shapes of Foamglas® insulation.Foamglas® brand insulation has a service temperature range from -268°C (-450°F) to 482°C (900°F).

Foamglas® insulation is manufactured by Pittsburgh Corning in block form, then assembled, cut, tapered or otherwise transformed as required by Polybrand®.

A selection of outer jacketing materials is available for Foamglas® insulation including Pittwrap® (for underground applications), aluminum or other jacketing materials for above ground applications.

Physical Properties of Foamglas® brand insulation

Tested @ 23°C (75°F) ASTM
Method
Foamglas®
Density
kg/m3 (lb/ft3)
C 303 120 (7.5)
k-factor
W/m•°C (BTU•in./hr•ft2°F)
180 days @ 75°F mean
C 518 0.042 (0.29)
R-Value
m2•°C/W (Hr•ft2•°F/BTU)
180 days @ 75°F mean
C 518 0.60 (3.4)
Compression Strength
kPa (psi) parallel
C 165 620 (90)

Typical Applications



‘Wrap-around bevelled lagging system’ manufactured by Polybrand® from Trymer® foam for a large diameter oil transmitting pipeline.
 

Installing Pittwrap® jacketing over Foamglas®
insulation in a buried steam transmission
application.
 


Trymer® brand foam insulation used to insulate piping in a freeze protection application.
   


Styrofoam® brand foam insulation used to insulate a vessel.