Sound Insulation for Pipes

Insulation for pipes, tubes and air ducts Pipe insulation
Plastic pipes made of, for example, PVC, PP and PE are relatively lightweight, because of the small mass, sound can easily radiate from the pipe or tube. This can cause noise nuisance in a building. In general, this problem is called airborne noise, but impact noise can also be an issue. A pipe or tube is usually rigidly mounted with brackets that can transmit resonances to the building structure.

How to insulate pips and tubes
The solution to this noise problem is to wrap or wrap pipes or pipes with sound-insulating pipe insulation. For insulation you can use Merfowrap, an easy to use insulation product that is wrapped around any pipe or tube. We have an aluminated version, that also provide some thermal insulation, and a dark grey Merfowrap version with a layer of lead. 
These sound-insulating materials insulate medium and high-frequency noise, such as that of falling water, matter from transport pipes, sewer drains and air ducts can also be insulated with Merfowrap Aluminium.

Detach the tube from the mounting bracket and wrap it at least once, preferably twice, with Merfowrap of your choise. Then place the bracket back over the insulation material. The tube now makes no direct contact with the mounting bracket and will not only spread less airborne noise, but also less impact noise. Make sure that the pipe or tube stays in place and is not to heavy for this method. Otherwise wrap the pipe or tube including the mounting brackets. For best results, also conceal the piping behind a cove or wall filled with an absorber such as  Acoustic Cotton Wool.

Tips and guideline to insulate pipes
On our Tips page you will find the complete "Pipe and pipe insulation step-by-step plan".

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How to insulate pipes and tubes
Read our step-by-step guideline for the insulation of pipes, tubes and air ducts.

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