|Fire Resistance Classification||Max Flame Spread index of 25
Max Smoke Spread index of 50
|UL-723 ASTM E84 NFPA 255
Non-Combustible according to ASTM 136
|Water Vapor Absorption||No greater than 5% per weight||Code: ASTM 1104|
|Fungi Resistance||Pass Test||Code: ASTM 1338C|
|Insect Resistance||100% mortality Rate|
|Corrosiveness||Meets requirements for Steel,
Copper and Aluminum
|Code: ASTM C665|
|Flash Point||600F / or 300C|
|Melting Point of Polyethylene||230F or 110C|
|Extinguishing Method||Dry Chemical, Carbon Dioxide or water|
|Oxides of Nitrogen and Carbon
|Specific Gravity of Insulation||1.22|
|K-Factor:||3-1/2 product 0.04196 W/m2C
4” Product 0.041101 W/m2C
|RSI Value||3-1/2 Product = 2.11
4” Product = 2.47
What is the heat rating of Insulation Snakes®?
Insulation Snakes® can withstand temperatures up to 230 degrees Fahrenheit or 110 degrees Celsius. At this temperature, the polyethylene sheathing will begin to soften. Higher temperatures will cause it to melt away from the heat source. See data sheet.
Can I cut the snake to the length that I require?
No, you should never cut the Insulation Snake® because the ends are sealed to help keep moisture and rodents out.
Can I use a steamer on Insulation Snakes®?
Do not direct the steam directly at the Insulation Snake® as it will quickly cut a hole through the polyethylene. Do not touch the snake with the steamer wand, or it will melt the polyethylene outside of the Insulation Snake®.
Can I use Insulation Snakes® for underground insulating?
Yes, our Econo Underground Insulation Snakes® and our Pro Snake Econo Underground Insulation Snakes® products are specifically designed for pipeline risers. They are designed to be spiral wrapped around the riser pipe.
What should I use to fasten the snake on the piping or equipment?
SNAKE STRAPS are recommended for Insulation Snakes® that don’t already have attached straps. Snake Straps allow for quick and easy installation and removal without damage to the Insulation Snakes®. Do not use tape, wire or zip ties as this may reduce your R-value and may also make removal difficult, resulting in damaging the Insulation Snakes®.
Can you make an Insulation Snake® to fit my application?
Yes, send us pictures or drawings with measurements and we will custom build to suit your particular requirements.