Advanced Mechanical, a Temecula, Calif.-based insulation contractor, was about to start installing duct wrap at the new Omni San Diego Hotel that is now under construction directly across the way from the new San Diego Padres ballpark. Perez, president of Advanced Mechanical, said he was confident that the improved wrap would be of the same quality — if not better — that he had come to expect from the manufacturer, CertainTeed (Valley Forge, Pa.).
After several months of use, Perez is convinced.
The duct wrap in question is SoftTouch™, a fiberglass wrap that is formulated, according to the manufacturer, “to avoid the pitfalls of the previous generation of duct wrap, such as being prickly to the skin.” CertainTeed introduced the duct wrap at the 2003 Air Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating (AHR) Expo in Chicago.
So far, Advanced Mechanical, a seven-year-old company located about 50 miles north of San Diego which specializes in duct, pipe, and tank wrap insulation, has used the product on projects that have included Marriott hotels, GMAC and Qualcomm facilities, and installed in the Little Italy Towers in San Diego.
For more information on SoftWrap, contact CertainTeed Customer Service at 800-233-8990.
Publication date: 09/15/2003