Historic city centrepiece refurbished with the help of Kingspan

Kingspan’s pipe and ductwork products have been installed on the Grade II-listed Hanover at NOMA in Manchester to provide space-saving insulation which enhances the performance of its building services.

Hanover comprises a former Edwardian drapery warehouse and office block, linked by an atrium. The development team at NOMA wanted to ensure the regeneration of the eight-storey structure preserved its heritage character, whilst creating efficient Grade A office space to complement its retail and leisure facilities.

M&E consultants, Walsh Integrated Building Services, worked with Russells Construction to develop a specification which delivered modern levels of performance within the restraints of the existing building’s design. To help deliver this, Cilex Insulations Ltd installed 7,000 lm of Kingspan Kooltherm Pipe Insulation and 500 m2 of Kingspan Kooltherm Duct Insulation on the internal ductwork of the building, including the plant rooms and within the service void of a Kingspan Access Floors raised access flooring. 500 m2 of Kingspan Therma Duct Insulation was also used for the external ductwork on the roof.

Brett Carroll, from Cilex Insulations, discussed the specification:

“For this refurbishment, we needed a solution which helped the client maximise lettable space but also performed to a high standard. Kingspan products are our number one choice when it comes to premium projects and have been for many years. Their technical support team is always on hand to provide any assistance or additional information that may be required by the client.”

Kingspan Kooltherm Pipe Insulation can achieve industry leading aged thermal conductivities as low as 0.025 W/m·K (at +10°C mean). As a result of its excellent thermal performance, a reduced thickness of insulation can be used which allowed the pipework to be effectively insulated within the tight service spaces. The product has also been awarded a best-in-class Eurofins Indoor Air Comfort Gold certificate, recognising it as an outstanding material according to the VOC Indoor Air Quality emissions standards. It has also been CE Marked in conformance with BS EN 14314: 2009+A1: 2013, which certifies that the product can reliably demonstrate it is both durable and performs as expected.

Kingspan Kooltherm Duct Insulation is a rigid phenolic insulation and has been CE Marked to verify its compliance with the harmonised European Standard (hEN). The duct insulation has been installed on the internal ductwork of Hanover as it can achieve conductivities as low as 0.022 W/m·K (at +10°C mean), helping to keep ductwork dimensions to a minimum without compromising energy performance.

On the external ductwork fabricated for the roof, Kingspan Therma Duct Insulation was fitted as its high-performance core can achieve a conductivity as low as 0.023 W/m·K (at +10°C mean). It is suitable for rectangular, circular and flat oval applications, within an operating temperature range of –20°C to 80°C. This rigid thermoset polyisocyanurate (PIR) insulation has also been CE Marked within the requirements of BS EN 14308: 2009+A1: 2013.

All Kingspan Kooltherm Pipe and Duct Insulation, in addition to Therma Duct Insulation, achieve BRE Green Guide Ratings of A/A+. The products’ fibre-free insulation cores are manufactured with a CFC/HCFC–free blowing agent that has zero Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP) and low Global Warming Potential (GWP).For more information:

Tel: +44 (0) 1544 388 601

Pipeline Technical Advisory Service: 0808 168 7363

Fax: +44 (0) 1544 388 888

E-mail: info@kingspaninsulation.co.uk

Website: www.kingspanindustrialinsulation.com and www.kingspanductwork.co.uk

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