Employee Health and Safety

Safer Insulation

Insulation can help to prevent accidents in the workplace and minimise risks to health.

FEF and PEF protect surfaces and enable a safe surrounding area. This is possible because they avoid a direct contact to hot or cold pipes or containers.

Dust and fibre free insulation

Elastomeric foams are inherently fibre free and this presents a number of significant advantages.  Perhaps the most significant benefit is that, because the foam structure is completely fibre free, elastomeric foams can be handled, cut and installed without releasing any fibres that might be potentially harmful if inhaled.

With a closed cell structure that resists moisture ingress, elastomeric foams provide an incredibly stable and long lasting insulation material, often the insulation will outlive the mechanical system to which it is applied!  When the time does come to remove elastomeric insulation there are no health and safety risks and it’s impossible for the insulation to be damaged in a way that releases any harmful dust, fibres or particles.

Elastomeric foams are manufactured from benign raw materials and, as such, present a much lower allergy risk than some other insulation materials.

Keeping cold water cold and hot water hot

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FEF and PEF insulation materials can be used to keep cold water pipes cold and hot water pipes hot.  Not only does this address a common cause of frustration in the home – that of waiting for the water to actually run hot – it also creates a healthier and more hygienic water supply.  By keeping cold water cold and hot water hot the risks presented by legionella bacteria growth can be greatly reduced.

Insulation for a quieter environment

Prolonged exposure to loud noises can not only cause disruption and discomfort – it can permanently damage hearing and lead to painful chronic conditions like tinnitus.  FEF and PEF foams can be used to help reduce the levels of noise emanating from mechanical pipes and ducts, creating a more pleasant and safer environment.

More information how to minimise background noise

Eliminating condensation

FEF and PEF insulation materials are closed cell and actively control surface temperatures to prevent condensation forming.  Thanks to a closed cell structure that resists the ingress of water vapour, FEF and PEF insulation materials have an in-built water vapour barrier and no other class of insulation is as effective at preventing condensation forming.

More information about condensation and preventive measures

Averting the risk of injury

Insulation reduces the risks of personal injury by preventing contact with surfaces operating at extreme hot or cold temperatures.  FEF and PEF foams are particularly effective at controlling surface temperatures and contact with pipes, tanks and other surfaces, greatly reducing the risks of injury.