5.3102.17 Mechanical Insulation—Removable and Reusable vs.Nonreusable (Fixed) Insulation

Topic: 
Hydronic Heating (Hot Water and Steam)
Subtopic: 
Equipment Installation
Desired Outcome: 
Insulation maintained on all mechanical equipment and piping that requires insulation
TitleSpecification(s)Objective(s)
5.3102.17a
Hazardous material removal

Health concerns in the disturbance, removal, and replacement of insulation will be identified

Written notification of hazardous material will be provided to the building/property management team and operations staff and occupants (where applicable)

Contact information for the regional EPA EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, www.epa.gov asbestos coordinator will be provided

Asbestos abatement will be conducted by an EPA EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, www.epa.gov -certified contractor before decommissioning and replacement

Occupant will be asked to contract with an EPA EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, www.epa.gov -certified asbestos contractor to conduct asbestos abatement, if applicable

Remediate health hazards using EPA EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, www.epa.gov -certified contractors

5.3102.17b
Nonreusable insulation

Nonreusable insulation will be installed on all insulated mechanical devices that do not require maintenance throughout the life of the device

Installation of all nonreusable mechanical insulation will meet National Commercial and Industrial Insulation Standards (MICA Manual) as an industry standard

All nonreusable mechanical insulation thicknesses will meet local applicable code requirements

Improve energy efficiency and reduce energy costs

Maintain safe surface temperatures

5.3102.17c
Removable and reusable insulation

Removable and reusable insulation will be installed on all insulated mechanical devices that require maintenance throughout the life of the device

Installation of all removable and reusable mechanical insulation will meet National Commercial and Industrial Insulation Standards (MICA Manual) as an industry standard

All removable and reusable mechanical insulation thickness will be in accordance with local applicable code requirements

Improve energy efficiency and reduce energy costs

Maintain safe surface temperatures

5.3102.17d
Education

Completed work will be reviewed with the building/property management team and operations staff

Building/property management team and operations staff will be educated on the safe and efficient operation and maintenance requirements of the installed item

Ensure building/property management team and operations staff is informed of the safe, efficient operation and maintenance requirements of the installed item