iShields with Rib & Flare
An INSULATION COMPONENTS iSHIELD is a 180 degree rounded piece of galvanized coated steel used to protect piping insulation from compressing at pipe hanger locations. These IC iShields come with flared edges and ribs machined into each part. The flared edges help the iShield from cutting into the pipe insulation which damages the vapor barrier. The Ribs aid in the alignment of the iShield. They ensure the Shield is placed directly below the hanger and help to alleviate the iShield slipping out of place with pipe movement. It is suggested that wood or fiberglass iBlocks be used along with the iShields to guarantee the proper support. (See the IC Wood or Fiberglass IiBlock Product Data Sheets)
- - To prevent the iShield from cutting into pipe insulation when applying and to add structural strength
- - To help secure the iShield in place over the hanger and to alleviate the iShield slipping out of place with pipe movement. They also add structural strength.
- - along with IC charts this guarantees the proper size iShield is used
- - Improved, stronger packaging with label providing detailed information on diameter, gauge, length, and pieces per carton.
INSULATION COMPONENTS iSHIELDS are made for use on plumbing
and HVAC mechanical piping systems with temperatures ranging from -120 to
+500 degrees F. IC Pipe iShields are ideal for use on medium and low compressive strength
pipe insulation and insulation that has a vapor barrier which is either field or
factory applied. Such insulation includes but is not limited to: rubber, polyethylene,
fiberglass, urethane, styrofoam and calcium silicate.
When applied with the correct wood or fiberglass block (See the IC Wood or Fiberglass iBlock Product Data Sheets) IC Pipe iShields are made to withstand 5 PSI compressive strength on a maximum span of 10 linear feet.
Recommended Installation Instructions
Begin by lifting the appropriately sized IC Pipe iShield upwards toward the insulated pipe to just outside the hanger location. Proceed by sliding the iShield underneath the hanger until the hanger is in the middle of the iShield.
Engineering Guide Specifications
*Wherever pipe insulation passes through a hanger location, the IC Galvanized Steel iShield should be installed. Also, each iShield shall be marked by teh O.D. of the pipe insulation.