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Teknisk Isolering - hållbarhetsekonomiska val av rörisolering

Briggs, Andrew and Eneström Jönsson, Mathias (2015)
Programmes in Helesingborg
Abstract
This degree project focuses primarily on the requirements related to energy and the environment that are associated with buildings. As a small contribution towards a more sustainable society, piping insulation used for insulating heating or cooling systems has been studied. During the lifetime of a building, these systems can result in large energy losses that cause significant environmental impact. For the time-being determining the required piping insulation thickness is almost entirely based on cost efficiency. The cost is an important factor, however not the only factor that should be considered. The environmental impact of different types of insulation and insulation thicknesses can be differ greatly and should therefore also be taken... (More)
This degree project focuses primarily on the requirements related to energy and the environment that are associated with buildings. As a small contribution towards a more sustainable society, piping insulation used for insulating heating or cooling systems has been studied. During the lifetime of a building, these systems can result in large energy losses that cause significant environmental impact. For the time-being determining the required piping insulation thickness is almost entirely based on cost efficiency. The cost is an important factor, however not the only factor that should be considered. The environmental impact of different types of insulation and insulation thicknesses can be differ greatly and should therefore also be taken into consideration to the same extent as cost effectiveness. That is why, in this paper, both environmental impact and cost effectiveness related to specific insulation products are taken into account when deciding optimum insulation thickness. The objective of this paper is to develop design tools in the form of tables that can be used during the design phase for new construction. The goal for these tables is that their content weighs in both economic and environmental impacts associated with a particular insulation product. The methodology implemented consisted of data collection through literature studies as well as personal communications with industry representatives. The calculations relating to the physical characteristics of pipes and pipe insulation were based on Swedish Standards. Environmental impacts coupled with the different products mentioned were based on an evaluation of resources such as product declarations and life-cycle analyses. Results presented in this paper show that during the lifetime of piping insulation cladding, the period of operation is what gives rise to the largest impact, both economically and environmentally. The impact that the purchase price and environmental impact during production causes is usually relatively small but cannot be overlooked. Furthermore, the results show that the longer the insulation claddings technical life, the more viable thicker insulation becomes. This is especially accurate when insulating with mineral wool as foam rubber insulation is usually expected to have a much shorter service life. Increasing pipe dimension also demands greater insulation thickness, something that is evident in the tables. (Less)
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Briggs, Andrew and Eneström Jönsson, Mathias
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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teknisk isolering, rörisolering, serietabell, miljöpåverkan, lca, lcc, hållbarhetsekonomisk, mineralull, cellgummi, kopparrör, pex-rör, energiberäkningar
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Swedish
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7373664
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  abstract     = {This degree project focuses primarily on the requirements related to energy and the environment that are associated with buildings. As a small contribution towards a more sustainable society, piping insulation used for insulating heating or cooling systems has been studied. During the lifetime of a building, these systems can result in large energy losses that cause significant environmental impact. For the time-being determining the required piping insulation thickness is almost entirely based on cost efficiency. The cost is an important factor, however not the only factor that should be considered. The environmental impact of different types of insulation and insulation thicknesses can be differ greatly and should therefore also be taken into consideration to the same extent as cost effectiveness. That is why, in this paper, both environmental impact and cost effectiveness related to specific insulation products are taken into account when deciding optimum insulation thickness. The objective of this paper is to develop design tools in the form of tables that can be used during the design phase for new construction. The goal for these tables is that their content weighs in both economic and environmental impacts associated with a particular insulation product. The methodology implemented consisted of data collection through literature studies as well as personal communications with industry representatives. The calculations relating to the physical characteristics of pipes and pipe insulation were based on Swedish Standards. Environmental impacts coupled with the different products mentioned were based on an evaluation of resources such as product declarations and life-cycle analyses. Results presented in this paper show that during the lifetime of piping insulation cladding, the period of operation is what gives rise to the largest impact, both economically and environmentally. The impact that the purchase price and environmental impact during production causes is usually relatively small but cannot be overlooked. Furthermore, the results show that the longer the insulation claddings technical life, the more viable thicker insulation becomes. This is especially accurate when insulating with mineral wool as foam rubber insulation is usually expected to have a much shorter service life. Increasing pipe dimension also demands greater insulation thickness, something that is evident in the tables.},
  author       = {Briggs, Andrew and Eneström Jönsson, Mathias},
  keyword      = {teknisk isolering,rörisolering,serietabell,miljöpåverkan,lca,lcc,hållbarhetsekonomisk,mineralull,cellgummi,kopparrör,pex-rör,energiberäkningar},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Teknisk Isolering - hållbarhetsekonomiska val av rörisolering},
  year         = {2015},
}