London icon benefits from Kooltherm pipe insulation

pipes, pipework, piped services, Kooltherm, insulation

To reduce the heat transference from service pipework in 20 Fenchurch Street, London (the ‘Walkie Talkie’ building) 20 000 linear metres of Kingspan Kooltherm FM pipe insulation has been installed, helping to achieve a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating and a post-construction score of 80.2%. The building offers 63 000 m2 of office space and is topped with a massive sky garden. The well known concave design was created by Rafael Viñoly.

This pipe insulation has an aged thermal conductivity as low as 0.025 W/mK, which allowed the desired thermal performance to be achieved with the slimmest possible solution. The system has an A+ rating in the BRE Green Guide and is made to a BS EN ISO 14001:2004 scheme, which helped to achieve further credits within the material section of BREEAM.

Paul Frost of insulation contractor Prolag Thermal says, ‘We have a great deal of experience working on high profile, sustainable projects and Kingspan Kooltherm pipe insulation helped us to simply meet all of the performance requirements. The product was to easy install, and its compact dimensions were particularly useful when working in some of the more restrictive service spaces.’

For more information on this story, click here: February 2016, 102
Related links:
Related articles:



modbs tv logo

Smart Buildings Show announces full conference programme for 2021

Smart Buildings Show, the UK’s leading, dedicated smart buildings event, has unveiled its 2021 conference programme. The event, supported by headline sponsor Bluetooth, will take place at ExCeL London on 6-7 October 2021, featuring industry-leading speaker sessions from some of the sector’s most renowned brands, including Bluetooth, Johnson Controls, Microsoft, Schneider Electric,  Siemens Smart Infrastructure and Vodafone.

Actuate UK issues climate warning to world leaders ahead of COP26 and urges action “before it is too late”

With six weeks to go until COP26, engineering alliance Actuate UK has issued a stark message to world leaders gathering in Glasgow, urging them to tackle the climate crisis now “before it is too late”.

Calendar