Protect your systems with vapour barrier tape.

March 9, 2018 Onur Kartallioglu

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The process of protecting your pipes and ducts needs to be efficient and cost-effective.

Traditional cladding products require considerable manpower and tools, and once the job is done, it can be vulnerable to water and corrosion.

A vapour barrier tape must provide strong adhesion in cold, hot, or humid conditions. It should also be durable, easy-to-apply, and resist a wide range of internal and external variables such as weathering, temperature, and chemicals.

Did you know?: 3M™ VentureClad™ Insulation Jacketing Tape 1577CW-WM is approved by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and can be used in cannabis production facilities.

As an engineer, you want your pipes and ducts to be sleek and clean, but some jacketing systems can look messy and dirty – taking away from your overall design.  Then, there’s the contractor. For them, it’s the time and mess that can come from insulating with canvas and lag.

A vapour barrier tape designed keeping you in mind.

In product development at 3M, we are constantly looking at ways to use science to help improve the way you live and work.

The 3M™ VentureClad™ Insulation Jacketing Tape 1577CW-WM is a vapour barrier tape designed to insulate mechanical rooms and can be used for interior and exterior heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) cladding and jacketing applications.

From design, to speed, to function – here are five of the most commonly asked questions I’ve received about 3M™ VentureClad™ Insulation Jacketing Tape 1577CW-WM:

1. What is 3M™ VentureClad™ Insulation Jacketing Tape 1577CW-WM – how does it work?

3M™ VentureClad™ Insulation Jacketing Tape 1577CW-WM is a white, self-adhering jacketing tape that is designed to help protect a building’s mechanical ducts and pipes. It can be applied without any special tools and has a seamless finish. Its zero vapour permeability capabilities help to prevent corrosion under the insulation.

2. Is 3M™ VentureClad™ Insulation Jacketing Tape 1577CW-WM compliant with government regulations?

3M™ VentureClad™ Insulation Jacketing Tape 1577CW-WM has a ULC S102 classification, is Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) compliant, fungi resistant (as per ASTM C1338), has 1577CW-WM approval, and is approved for Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) for use in cannabis production facilities and food processing facilities.

3. How does 3M™ VentureClad™ Insulation Jacketing Tape 1577CW-WM benefit the engineer working on HVAC ducts and interior pipes?

Often when I meet with engineers, it comes down to needing a solution that combines functionality and aesthetics. 3M™ VentureClad™ Insulation Jacketing Tape 1577CW-WM offers advantages over canvas and lag – not only does it have zero permeability, it also ensures HVAC ducts and interior pipes don’t look messy and dirty.

3M™ VentureClad™ Insulation Jacketing Tape 1577CW-WM is how you can balance functionality with aesthetic design.  3M™ VentureClad™ Insulation Jacketing Tape 1577CW-WM is a white multi-ply laminate that is easy to apply and repair; it’s also puncture and tear resistant.

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4. How does 3M™ VentureClad™ Insulation Jacketing Tape 1577CW-WM benefit the contractor working on mechanical room designs?

3M™ VentureClad™ Insulation Jacketing Tape 1577CW-WM is a reliable technology you can stake your reputation on. Mechanical rooms are restricted in space, so you want your workers out quickly with as little mess as possible but insulating with canvas and lag can be messy and time consuming.

That’s what’s so great about 3M™ VentureClad™ Insulation Jacketing Tape 1577CW-WM, it doesn’t require any special tools or cuts, installs easily on-site, and there’s no odour, mess, or primer. Once your project is complete you can be confident that there is no rework required as the material is flexible, strong, and offers zero permeability.

5. Does 3M™ VentureClad™ Insulation Jacketing Tape come in different formats?

In my opinion, one of the this white vapour barrier tape is that it comes in different widths and is available in flat and embossed finishes – making it a great solution for insulating a mechanical room. The white finish helps gives the sleek look that an engineer is looking for when insulating mechanical rooms.

Learn more about how vapour barrier tape can help your next project.

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About the Author

Onur Kartallioglu

[enBio=Onur is a seasoned manufacturing technology expert, with over 10 years of experience in the industry. Onur works with channel partners and end-user customers to help them maximize the benefit they gain from using 3M’s tape technology. Prior to joining 3M Canada, Onur worked in the 3M Turkey lab.],[enJob=Senior Application Development Engineer, Industrial Adhesives and Tapes Division, 3M Canada],[frBio=Onur est un expert chevronné en technologie de la fabrication qui compte plus de 10 ans d’expérience dans l’industrie. Onur travaille avec des partenaires de réseau et des clients utilisateurs finaux pour les aider à maximiser les avantages qu’ils retirent de la technologie des rubans de 3M. Avant de se joindre à 3M Canada, Onur travaillait au laboratoire de 3M en Turquie.],[frJob=ingénieur principal en mise au point d’application, Division des adhésifs et des rubans industriels, 3M Canada]

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