There are two questions that practically every engineer or designer asks of insulation manufacturers serving the commercial/industrial markets:
1. What insulation material can be used for this application?
2. How thick should the insulation be?
The first question is beyond the scope of this presentation. The answer depends on many factors. Suffice it to say that no insulation material commercially available is ideally suited for every kind of application or service. For our purposes today, we have assumed that fiber glass has been selected as the insulation type of choice, and we now concentrate on the second question, “How thick should the insulation be?”
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