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Insulation of a steel hall

HalMod steel hall insulation is possible using different technologies. How to insulate a steel hall depends on its intended use and the expected temperature inside the facility. Knowing the answer to these questions, you can choose accordingly The type and parameters of insulation materials for the steel hall.

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Why is the thermal insulation of a steel hall important?

A warehouse, industrial or manufacturing hall usually requires the provision of adequate thermal conditions inside. Properly selected thermal insulation of steel hall walls and roof provides:

energy efficiency, reduction of heating costs
ensure adequate thermal conditions
No heating of the air inside the hall on hot days
reduction of heat transfer to the outside
Proper storage of goods and sensitive equipment
employee comfort
minimizing the risk of condensation
Protection of goods and equipment from adverse weather conditions
It is worth remembering that if there will be employees in a steel production or storage hall, it is the responsibility of the employer to ensure the optimal temperature inside the facility. Relevant thermal insulation of the steel hall then ensures that the formal requirements are met.

Steel hall insulation and their thermal insulation of halls is most often done in two ways:

  • sandwich panel (e.g., with PIR core, PUR core, mineral wool) – most commonly used
  • sheet metal – insulation (such as mineral wool) – sheet metal – less commonly used

What materials for insulating steel halls?

Various insulation materials can be used to insulate HalMod halls. When choosing the best material for the needs of a particular facility, it is worth paying attention to such issues as:

  • low thermal conductivity coefficient (lambda)
  • Preventing heat energy from escaping outdoors
  • ensure energy efficiency
  • fire resistance
  • protection against moisture (waterproofing)

Insulation of a steel hall - PUR and PIR foam

A very popular insulation material used for thermal insulation of steel halls is PUR polyurethane foam and PIR foam. This foam can be successfully used for insulating hall walls and roof, provides protection for the facility against overcooling of the hall during the winter, as well as against overheating during the summer. PUR and PIR foam also has the advantage of being resistant to moisture and mechanical factors. Foam for insulating steel halls is used in ready-made sandwich panels or by spraying, the foam immediately cures to form a strong structure. PUR and PIR sandwich panels are The most frequently chosen solution for modern steel hall thermal insulation.

Insulation of the steel hall - polystyrene boards

Styrofoam is used less and less in industrial construction due to changes in fire regulations – compared to other insulation materialsim it has low fire resistance, as well as lower durability and poorer thermal insulation performance. This material is currently used For insulation mainly in agricultural halls As an economical solution.

Insulation of the steel hall - mineral wool

This material is distinguished by Very high fire resistance and durability, also provides an additional good sound insulator. Mineral wool sandwich panels are chosen by investors for facilities where the highest degree of fire resistance is required.

Insulation of steel hall walls

The listed materials can be used both as the core of a sandwich panel and in trapezoidal sheet systems.

Sandwich panel walls Are created from ready-made modules with a thermal insulation layer of the selected thickness and parameters. This is the most popular method of insulating the walls of a steel hall. Sandwich panels are mounted directly to the steel structure, do not require additional support structures, which reduces the formation of thermal bridges (places where heat escapes) and is the most preferred cladding for steel halls due to the large selection of parameters, colors and ease of installation.

In turn wall insulation using trapezoidal sheet metalj (commonly referred to as sheet-wool-steel) is currently losing popularity due to more complicated installation and greater risk of thermal bridges.

It is worth remembering that thermal bridges can also occur at the site of door and window openings, so in order to maintain maximum energy efficiency, you need to choose high-quality elements with good insulation.

Insulation of the roof of the steel hall

A very large amount of heat can escape from the building through the roof of a steel hall, as warm air tends to rise upward. Therefore insulating the roof of the steel hall is very important from the point of view of energy efficiency and reducing the heating costs of the steel hall. As with wall insulation, the following are also ideal for insulating the roof sandwich panels with an insulating core, which are easy to install and provide effective insulation. Depending on the degree of fire protection required, fireproof panels made of mineral wool or other insulation materials can be used. When choosing a roof cladding, it is also important to keep in mind that the material used to insulate the roof will be affected by various pressure forces, such as snow, rain and possible photovoltaic installations.

Insulation of the existing hall

You are considering insulating a steel hall, which was built some time ago?

Of course, the best solution is to install the target insulation at the time of construction of the steel hall. However, in the case of HalMod steel halls, it is possible to change the insulation even after the building is constructed. Thanks to the ability to easily remove the existing cladding, it is possible to change the insulation of the steel hall at any time, for example, by replacing the previously installed trapezoidal sheeting with insulated sandwich panels.

The cost of insulating a steel hall

The price of insulating the facility depends on the chosen thermal insulation material and the area of the steel hall. HalMod offers the possibility of ordering a comprehensive hall assembly service including the installation of sandwich panels or trapezoidal sheets. When ordering a comprehensive service, the cost of thermal insulation of your hall will be very favorable.

Insulated steel hall

Appropriate steel hall insulation makes it possible to create a building that fulfills the expected function, while being comfortable in use, energy-efficient and economical. Choosing effective and modern thermal insulation is also part of caring for the environment, reducing CO2 emissions and preventing the waste of thermal energy.