Yacht building – and particularly the construction of mega-yachts – is a distinct discipline in the shipbuilding business. Northern Europe and the Netherlands in particular, is well-known for its shipyards; shipyards that reach the highest possible level of shipbuilding, and enjoy worldwide fame as a result of their capacity to supply ships of the highest quality.

Such quality starts with the basics, wherein insulation plays a highly important role, since it is insulation that provides comfort in terms of sound and climate, as well as fire safety.

Combi Isolatie Tholen is specialised in insulating ships in this highly demanding market segment. The activities conducted consist of the following:

  • Thermal, acoustic and fireproof insulation systems.
  • Insulation of exhaust emissions and mufflers.
  • Insulation of warm and cold water piping.
  • Insulation for chilled water piping and air-conditioning systems.
  • Installation of floor systems.
The thermal, acoustic and fireproof insulation systems can be completed with the following:

  • Aluminium foil
  • Navy cloth
  • Aluminium or steel Bondal plate. If required, including organising the suspension construction
  • Combination Bondal and cloth/foil
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Exhaust emission systems and mufflers are insulated with cloth mattresses or can be finished with sheeting. Combi Isolatie Tholen is the foremost specialist in working with polished RVS mirror sheeting.

Warm and cold water piping, as well as chilled water and air-conditioning piping, are generally insulated using elastomers such as Armaflex.

Acoustic damping consists of the prevention of vibrations that move through the ship’s frame and are experienced as sound pollution if not stopped at the source. For the damping of walls and decks, sprayable damping can be used, or a sandwich compound in combination with aluminium/steel counter plates.

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There are various types of floor systems that can be offered as part of the total package in consultation with the shipyard/consultant. Combi Insulation Tholen can handle the entire construction of the floor system, starting with the bare deck and ending with the floor that the interior designer will use as a starting point.
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