What are Insulation Stick Pins?

Simon Wells
Authored by Simon Wells
Posted Tuesday, August 2, 2022 - 5:48am

Insulation pins are a critical technique for fastening a variety of insulation materials. The term "stud welding pins" is sometimes used to describe these insulation fasteners, particularly when it comes to industrial insulation. Insulation pins come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and materials. Self-adhesive insulation pins are also available. It all depends on the insulating medium's temperature range and application situation.

Insulation pins have several advantages.

  • Rigid and strong
  • Easy to install
  • Support insulation

What are the purposes of insulation pins?

Insulation pins support insulation in both vertical and horizontal directions. Pins hold insulation in place vertically and horizontally. Insulation pins allow insulating material to fit securely against the insulating medium. Furthermore, insulation pins keep the insulation firm. Mineral wool, stone wool, glass wool, ceramic wool, aerogel, and PIR and PUR all require insulation pins. Insulation pins must be designed for a particular use and installed in a specific manner to function correctly.

Where to use insulation pins?

Large, flat or rectangular surfaces require pins to insulate them. They are also often utilised in ventilation, heating/air ducts, flue gas ducts, boiler walls, big round or rectangular vessels, and ships for bulkhead and deck insulation.

What is the best insulation pin for my needs?

The easiest solution is to double-check your project's technical requirements.

You should adhere to the project specifications if you insulate ventilation ducts, boiler walls, large vessels, or other equipment. Many construction projects have their technical requirements for insulation. In some cases, this information about insulating pins is part of the mechanical spec.

What should you do if there is no technical specification for insulation pins?

You might not have access to the project specification at times. If this is the case, contact the seller or speak to the manufacturer. Either might be able to send a digital copy of the specifications for you.

What is the best material for insulation pins?

If you use stud welding, welding, or screwing to repair the insulation pins, ensure they are of the same material as the one used in the original construction.

Doing so prevents bimetallic (galvanic) corrosion between the various metal components. Furthermore, by utilising the same material, you can be sure that the insulation pin can withstand the medium's operating temperature range.

In a nutshell, you should use galvanised steel duct insulation pins with a galvanised steel duct. If you have a stainless steel pot, use stainless steel pins constructed from mild types of steel, like  S235 or S355. Copper usually coats these pins.

You should use 16Mo3 insulation pins when welding to boiler walls constructed of 16Mo3 steel.

Insulation stick pins are a great way to keep your insulation in place. They're easy to use and can help you avoid replacing your insulation every few years. If you're looking for an easy, affordable way to keep your home insulated, try insulation stick pins from ADA FastFix!

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