When most think of insulating fire protection tanks, the first thought is to keep the contents at a specific temperature by keeping the heat or the coolness inside and reducing the amount lost through the sides of the tank. However, keeping the heat or cold out of the tank is just as important. The RIDGLOK® panel insulation system helps to stabilize the interior temperature of the tank from both directions, lowering the cost of maintaining the interior temperature while blocking a good amount of heat from external sources.
RIDGLOK® panel insulation systems are compliant with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) guidelines required for tank insulation and safety. RIDGLOK® meets all of the NFPA 22, Section 16.4 requirements for tank insulation, including 16.4.2 that requires all tank insulation materials to be installed to protect against weather, corrosion, exposure, and fire. It also meets regulation 16.4.3, which states that all heating requirements meet the ASHRAE Handbook of Fundamentals and 16.4.4, which mandates that all outside winter design temperatures are in line with the NFPA Figure 16.4.1. Finally, RIDGLOK® panel insulation systems also meet 16.4.5, the guidelines for heat-loss information.