MC&I designed, manufactured, and installed the RIDGLOK® Vertical Standing Seam Panel Insulation System on a Fire Protection Tank, located in Charlottesville, VA.
The tank was utilized to hold fire protection water for a Children’s Hospital.
RIDGLOK® Insulation Systems are utilized for freeze protection on fire water supply for wet sprinkler systems. Fire protection water storage tanks that are in colder regions are required to have tank heaters and permitted to be insulated to CONSERVE energy per NFPA 22 codes section 16.1-16.5.
The RIDGLOK® Vertical Standing Seam Panel Insulation system is used for freeze protection in fire protection tanks. The panels can be applied to all types of tanks, including flat bolted, chimed bolted, glass-lined, fiberglass, welded, stainless steel, and concrete. The tank does not need to be taken out of service to install the system. Insulating fire protection tanks with RIDGLOK® Vertical Standing Seam Insulation provides energy savings by reducing the amount of electricity needed to heat the tank.
The tank was a 13.5′ diameter x 29.604′ in length. The project was completed on February 03, 2014.
Details of the Battle Building at UVA Children’s Hospital project can be read about by clicking on this link:
The RIDGLOK® Insulated Panel System consisted of 0.024 stucco-embossed aluminum metal jacketing, in white, laminated to 1.5” polyisocyanurate insulation board. R-value of 10.5, end caps were a straight pan design, consisting of 1.5” polyisocyanurate insulation board.