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Armacell products on luxury cruisers and yachts

Armacell products on luxury cruisers and yachts

Armacell products are the ideal insulation solution for the Sunseeker luxury cruisers and yachts.

Various types of air conditioning and chilled water systems are fitted on board Sunseekers, depending on the size and specification of the craft. For the larger boats chilled water systems that cool fresh water before pumping it through an insulated piping loop to air handlers located in the living spaces are used.

On the open sea, yachts can regularly experience temperatures of 40°C, and so a high performance insulation is essential to protect the interior pipework from condensation in humid conditions.

Armacell offered full technical support to the Sunseeker manufacturing team by calculating and different insulation thicknesses for a range of ambient and line temperatures, followed with installer application training at their Oldham training school and onsite application supervision at Sunseeker‘s Poole boat yard.

The installer training covered best practice techniques for applying the reduced solvent Armaflex RS850 adhesive to ensure a vapour tight seal on all joins, in addition to fabricating AF/Armaflex Class O fittings for bends, junctions, flanges, pipe unions and brackets. Armafix AF and Armafix X insulated pipe supports are also installed on board the yachts to prevent thermal bridging and condensation occurring at pipe hangers.

AF/Armaflex Class O represents the ideal insulation material for Sunseeker, with the flexible structure convenient for fitting into tight spaces and making it easier to cut and fabricate onsite. The closed cell structure of Armaflex also makes it the preferred solution for refrigeration and air conditioning pipework, offering a combination of low thermal conductivity and a built-in barrier against water vapour transmission.

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