Kingspan Kooltherm FM pipe insulation prescribed for New Glasgow hospital

The outstanding energy performance and environmental credentials of Kingspan Industrial Insulation Ltd’s Kooltherm FM Pipe Insulation have been used to full effect at the new Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.

Officially opened by the Queen, the 1109 bed hospital has been constructed on the former Southern General Hospital site by Brookfield Multiplex. The site covers an area the size of eleven football pitches making it one of the largest acute hospitals in the country. Despite its size, IBI Nightingale’s design aims to create a light, therapeutic environment for patients, including areas for them to meet and socialise. The project is also set to attain a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating.

Specialist subcontractors Lagwell Insulation Ltd and McNicol Insulation Ltd installed Kingspan Kooltherm FM Pipe Insulation on the hot and cold service pipework across the site. Kingspan Kooltherm FM Pipe Insulation achieves thermal conductivities as low as 0.025 W/m·K.

This helped to streamline the installation process at the hospital as Lagwell Insulation Ltd explained:

“Given the BREEAM requirements on this project, it was important that the pipe insulation performed to a consistently high level. Kingspan Kooltherm FM Pipe Insulation delivered this with a minimum product thickness, helping us to complete the installation quickly, even in the service areas where space was tight. The fact that the product has a BRE Green Guide A+ rating, and is manufactured under a BS EN ISO 14001: 2004 scheme, also made it an attractive choice, contributing to the overall BREEAM assessment.”

Kingspan Kooltherm FM Pipe Insulation holds BDA Agrement® certification, LABC Registered Detail & Warranty, and is available as a freely downloadable BIM object from either or the BIMStore website.

In addition to its free Pipeline Technical Advisory Service which can be contacted on 0808 168 7363, Kingspan Industrial Insulation offers the Premier and Premier Plus Services. These services support purchases of Kingspan Kooltherm FM Pipe Insulation and the Kooltherm FM Complete Pipe Insulation System (incorporating insulated pipe support inserts and Kooltherm FireSleeves) respectively, delivering clear advice and guidance at every stage in a project, from the initial specification, to site visits and certification.