iShields with Rib & Flare
An INSULATION COMPONENTS iSHIELD (Saddle) 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 -iBlock 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.