In downtown Ottawa, Canada the National Research Council determined that Gilsulate’s short lead time and demonstrated substantial cost savings vs. the pre-insulated piping system for their steam and chilled water system was of merit. They discovered that the Gilsulate 500XR would also be significantly more energy efficient than the pre-insulated piping system. The 2,000 LF of the trench was completed quickly by the contractor using Gilsulate.
Selecting a highly efficient thermal insulation system, in conjunction with effective corrosion protection when metal piping is used, is essential in achieving a short-term payback (ROI) while realizing long-term efficiency and reliability in an underground piping system. Gilsulate®500XR embodies just these qualities.