Investigation Into the Failure of Chilled-Water-Pipe Insulation

Investigation Into the Failure of Chilled-Water-Pipe Insulation

Getting to the root of a $20 million failure in a South Florida high-rise

The chilled-water system in a South Florida high-rise went into operation in April. By June, the pipe insulation was saturated with water, and condensation was dripping on people's heads. The problem cost more than $20 million to correct. What went wrong?

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