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Article Date: 2nd July 2019

Kingspan Industrial Insulation - Walsall Manor Hospital

Walsall Manor Hospital - Kooltherm Pipe Insulation - Pipe Insulation

Kingspan Industrial Insulation - Walsall Manor Hospital

A new Intensive Care Unit (ICU) opened in December 2018 at Walsall Manor Hospital, which provides specialist care to critically ill patients. Kingspan Kooltherm Pipe Insulation has been installed on the unit to assist with effective temperature management to safeguard patients’ wellbeing. The project has also targeted a BREEAM rating of ‘Very Good’.

Walsall Manor Hospital, based in the West Midlands, is managed by Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust and provides acute care and multidisciplinary services to around 260,000 people in and around Walsall. The new ICU has merged the hospital’s Intensive Therapy Unit (ITU) and the High Dependency Unit (HDU), to create an 18-bedded unit. Due to the nature of critical care, it was essential to maintain a safe and comfortable temperature for patients.

M&E contractor, Chase Insulations Ltd, installed 3000 lm of Kingspan Kooltherm Pipe Insulation on the HVAC pipework in conformance with Kingspan’s high standards. The insulation delivered a simple, low maintenance solution for effectively reducing heat transference and ensuring optimal heating and cooling system efficiency.

Kingspan Industrial Insulation - Walsall Manor Hospital“It was important for this project that there was minimal disruption to the rest of the site, and that we got the unit operational as soon as possible. Having worked with Kingspan Industrial Insulation before, we knew that their insulation is easy to handle and lightweight, which enables a quicker installation. Using premium performance phenolic lagging also meant we could help keep the project costs comparatively lower than using other insulation materials.”

Samuel Hitch, Managing Director, Chase Insulations Ltd

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