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Melamine foam?

ChrisJ
ChrisJ Member Posts: 15,670
Hi all,

Has anyone used melamine foam pipe insulation on steam piping?

I have a pipe that goes between floors in my kitchen and I'm considering it with a pvc jacket just so it's a little cleaner and more durable than the typical Kraft paper fiberglass.


For example 
https://www.grainger.com/product/TECHLITE-INSULATION-1-in-Thick-4TGH6

Single pipe quasi-vapor system. Typical operating pressure 0.14 - 0.43 oz. EcoSteam ES-20 Advanced Control for Residential Steam boilers. Rectorseal Steamaster water treatment

Comments

  • EdTheHeaterMan
    EdTheHeaterMan Member Posts: 7,832
    edited May 2021
    I would use it. The specifications list the temperature range from -40° to +350°. A residential steam (or any low-pressure steam) boiler operates at below 220°F
    Edward F Young. Retired HVAC ContractorSpecialized in Residential Oil Burner and Hydronics
    ChrisJ
  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,517
    Agree. Temp rating was my first thought but that's covered
    ChrisJ
  • ChrisJ
    ChrisJ Member Posts: 15,670
    The melamine foam pipe insulation is amazing.

    It's very light and can easily be cut with scissors. The PVC jacket is glued to the foam.

    I'd highly recommend it for being used exposed in the living space.
    Single pipe quasi-vapor system. Typical operating pressure 0.14 - 0.43 oz. EcoSteam ES-20 Advanced Control for Residential Steam boilers. Rectorseal Steamaster water treatment