In this weeks CSR Series, we are going to touch on something that is applicable to both industrial and building insulation and energy saving projects. A major consideration when evaluating sustainable technology is the installation or application cost, not just the material cost.
When installing some types of energy efficiency technologies, the labor cost to install can be a big chunk of the total project expense. For example, according to homewyse.com the typical labor cost for installation of Rockwool insulation can be more than 50% of the total project cost.
And when it comes to fiberglass and cladding, or aluminum jacketing, costs to install the cladding, banding, and screws over the fibrous material not only mean high labor cost but also downtime during the installation process. Downtime can cost factories hundreds of thousands of dollars a day in lost production time.
This is another important reason that Syneffex thermal insulation coatings are becoming the main technology that factories look to first for insulating tanks, pipes, and other equipment. They are easily installed with a standard paint or texture sprayer and can be applied in most cases while the equipment is in service. The application is also easy enough for an organizations own maintenance crew to do.
Easy application is one of the factors in our exceptionally short payback periods both for equipment and building insulation projects. Industrial customers report 6-18 months payback and building customers report 3-5 years payback. Both of those are much shorter than the standard payback of other factory or building energy efficiency technologies.
Of course, other benefits are that they prevent corrosion instead of causing it, like other insulations do, and the moisture resistance and 10 year+ longevity with consistent insulating performance throughout their lifespan.
How Easy Are Syneffex Insulating Paints To Apply?
When we say as easy as painting we mean it. All of our insulating coatings can be sprayed on easily, with some also having the ability to be brushed or rolled. There is no cladding to affix and screw into place, which greatly reduces the labor cost and time to install.
The film thickness can easily be checked with a wet film thickness gauge while applying (see PT video below), or a dry film thickness gauge after the film is completely dry.
Just Spray On and You’re Done!
That’s Syneffex Sustainability Simplified.
View short application videos below: