1102, C Wing, 11th floor, Lotus Corporate Park, Goregaon (E), Off Western Express Highway, Mumbai - 400 063.

Cladding

Suitable cladding should be applied to protect the insulation from weather influences, mechanical loads and (potentially corrosive) pollution. Selecting the appropriate cladding depens on various factors, such as working loads, wind loads, ambient temperatures and conditions.

When selecting the appropriate cladding, take the following points into account:

  • As a general rule, galvanised steel more than aluminium is used indoors due to its mechanical strength, fire resistance and low surface temperature (in comparison to an aluminium cladding).
  • In corrosive environments like outdoors on deck where salty water leads to corrision, aluminised steel, stainless steel or glass reinforced polyester (e.g. Rocktight) is used as cladding. Stainless steel is recommended for use in environments with a fire risk.
  • The surface temperature of the cladding is influenced by the material type. The following applies as a general rule: the shinier the surface, the higher the surface temperature.
  • To exclude the risk of galvanic corrosion, only use combinations of metals that do not tend to corrode due to their electrochemical potentials.
  • For acoustic insulation, a noise absorbent material (Lead layer, polyethyten foil) is installed on the insulation or inside the cladding. To reduce the risk of fire, limit the surface temperatures of the cladding to the maximum operating temperature of the noise absorbent material.