The innovative ArmaFix Ecolight pipe supports are made using 100% recycled PET plastic bottles, an extremely environmentally friendly material with a low thermal conductivity and a high compressive strength. A layer of ArmaFlex is on either side of the PET core for sealing to adjoining insulation sections to form a system with long-term reliability.
By installing ArmaFix Ecolight pipe supports, direct contact between the pipe bracket and pipework is avoided. This eliminates cold spots and prevents condensation from forming on chilled water and refrigeration lines. By helping to control condensation, the risk of corrosion and secondary damage to surrounding goods and equipment can be prevented.
When ArmaFix Ecolight supports are used with the equivalent insulation tube size, the required insulation thickness is maintained at pipe hangers to provide a fully insulated system. This improves the energy efficiency of both hot and cold pipework, with an annual energy saving of approximately £2.50 per bracket*. This quickly adds up when taking into account the large number of pipe supports used in a typical HVAC system.
*Based on Passivhaus Institute, Darmstadt report into energy efficiency in hot water supply.