Mechanical systems in commercial settings consume large amounts of energy to heat or cool elements such as air and water for many functions. These elements must often be distributed throughout the building(s), through piping or duct work. This process offers ample opportunity for energy loss to occur, whether it be in the machinery itself or the infrastructure used to transport it.
Aside from the building itself, energy costs can be the biggest expense to a customer. The energy loss prevention provided through the insulation of this machinery and infrastructure can greatly reduce the cost of energy for the customer. Additionally, many processes produce high levels of noise, creating the need to reduce it through acoustical insulation. Properly installed mechanical insulation also prevents condensation from forming on pipe, ductwork and equipment. Condensation can cause damage to building interiors and lead to mold growth.