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PPGS 1220 - Applications of Mechanical Insulation

Piping, Plumbing, Gas Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

Course Details

Inspecting mechanical insulation for quality standards and installation techniques requires a general knowledge of insulation principles, the selection of materials, and installation techniques. This course introduces students to the materials commonly used to insulate piping, ductwork, and plenums, in addition to the materials and jacketing used for repairs and retrofits. The common applications for these materials are also discussed. Note: This course is one of four courses related to mechanical insulation, heat and frost, training for mechanical insulation inspectors:,ppgs1220,ppgs1230,ppgs1240 .


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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

Module 1: Piping Insulation

  • Describe the methods commonly used to install mechanical insulation on piping systems.
  • Describe the factors to consider in selecting mechanical insulation materials.
  • Identify the application accessories commonly used to secure mechanical insulation on to a piping system.
  • Describe the methods used to install mechanical insulation fire stop materials.
  • Identify the application accessories used to install insulation fire stop systems.

Module 2: Ductwork and Plenum Insulation

  • Identify the materials commonly used for insulating HVAC systems.
  • Describe the techniques commonly used for insulating HVAC systems.
  • Identify the accessories commonly used with installing insulation on a HVAC system.
  • Identify the materials commonly used for jacketing and finishes on HVAC systems.
  • Describe the procedures for installing external duct wraps.

Module 3: Equipment Insulation

  • Identify the materials commonly used for insulating equipment including tanks, pumps, and vessels.
  • Identify the materials commonly used for jacketing and finishes on equipment including tanks, pumps and vessels.
  • Describe the most suitable applications for jacketing and finishes when insulating equipment.

Module 4: Repairs and Retrofits

  • Assist a design Engineer with the selection of mechanical insulation materials for repairs and retrofits.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2012


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