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Airtight Grommets for Pipes & Cables - Passive House Insulation Series (part 10)

Niall Crosson

By Niall Crosson

Wednesday 2nd September 2020

Service penetrations for pipes and cables are one of the weakest links in the airtightness envelope of a building.  

Airtight Grommets for Pipes & Cables - Passive House Insulation Series (part 10) Airtight Grommets for Pipes & Cables - Passive House Insulation Series (part 10)
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Pipe and cable penetrations can be easily sealed with suitable Pro Clima  tapes or airtight grommets.  In this video, I outline the benefits of grommets compared to tapes, and how Pro Clima Roflex grommets can be used for pipes and Kaflex grommets for cables.

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Niall Crosson

Niall Crosson

Technical Director (BTech, MEngSc, MIEI, CEPHC)

Niall is the Technical Director for Ecological Building Systems and was also the company’s first employee. Niall holds a first class honours degree as a Bachelor of Technology and a Masters in Eng.Sc. Niall is a certified Passivhaus Consultant and has provided technical guidance on many award winning low energy projects in Ireland and the UK, and has authored or co-authored several chapters in both the Passivhaus Handbook and the Passivhaus Designers Manual. Niall is also on the board of directors of the Irish Green Building Council and provides guidance on several national standards committees.  Along with this, Niall has contributed to several construction publications including The Journal of the RIAI.

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