Two Reasons Why Manufacturers Should Add Lagging to Their Facility’s Exposed Water Pipes

Industrial & Manufacturing Blog

Here are two reasons why manufacturers should add pipe lagging to their facility's exposed water pipes.

It could allow them to safely leave the heating off when their facility is closed

If a manufacturer's facility is located somewhere with cold weather and their facility's pipes have no lagging to insulate them, then it might be necessary for that manufacturer to keep their premises' heating and hot water system running all the time, even when their employees aren't working, in order to prevent the exposed pipes from bursting, due to the water in them freezing.

However, if a manufacturer like this were to add lagging to their premises' pipes, they might be able to safely leave the heating off during periods of cold weather, when their manufacturing facility is closed and there are no employees on site for whom they need to keep the heating on (such as at the weekends, for example). This is because the insulating properties of pipe lagging can stop the water in a water pipe from freezing, even in low temperatures. This could result in their facility's heating bills being lower, and this reduction in the owner's overheads could allow them to invest more money into their manufacturing business.

It could protect the machinery that is located near their water pipes

Another reason manufacturers should consider adding lagging to their premises pipes is that this inexpensive material could protect any manufacturing machinery near the water pipes. Most manufacturing equipment is electrically powered. As such, if a water pipe near, for example, an industrial mixer were to burst while that mixer was plugged in, any leaking water that seeped under it could make its wiring wet and cause it to malfunction. This could not only result in the manufacturer having to repair both their burst pipe and this machinery but might also result in their staff having to manage without this equipment for several days, which could cause issues with producing the facility's products.

Similarly, if some water spurts out of a broken pipe and lands on a conveyor belt on which there are consumable products, the water could contaminate both the conveyor belt and these products. The staff would then have to sanitise this equipment and dispose of the contaminated products. By adding lagging to the exposed pipes that will keep the water in them from turning to ice and cracking the pipes' walls, a manufacturer could protect their machinery and avoid having to handle all of the above-mentioned issues.

To learn more about pipe lagging, reach out to a service provider near you.


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