T-FIT Application profile 34 -Condensation.pdf

Condensation control in cleanroom environments

T-FIT® Clean insulation is developed from Zotefoams’ ZOTEK® F 42 HT LS PVDF closed cell foam, a material which has numerous benefits when it comes to insulation, especially within Pharma, Biotech and Semiconductor cleanroom environments.

As cold pipe work is susceptible to condensation forming on its surface – this occurs if the surface temperature of the pipe falls below the dew point of its environment – formation of condensation in clean manufacturing facilities can lead to contamination of the environment and compromise the quality of products being produced, so must be avoided. Therefore, the thickness of T-FIT Clean insulation can have a significant impact on the ability to prevent condensation build up.

This application profile outlines information regarding the thickness of T-FIT Clean insulation that is predicted to prevent condensation formation on cold pipework for a selection of different pipe temperatures and ambient conditions.