- 1.0 Introduction
- 2.0 Design, Materials & Quality Guidelines
- 3.0 Reference Specifications
- 4.0 Glossary & References
- 5.0 Appendices
Mechanical insulation (MI) is insulation applied to pipes, ducts, and mechanical equipment (such as boilers, storage tanks, and air handling equipment). It is different from the insulation found in the walls, basement floor, and roof of a building.
Mechanical insulation is found in both industrial facilities, as well as larger commercial, institutional and residential buildings—typically referred to as ‘Part 3’ buildings.