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Pipe and tank insulation rebates

Uninsulated or poorly insulated pipes and tanks represent a significant source of energy waste at industrial facilities. Insulation helps save energy costs and keep steam pressure at the right level in your industrial steam system. We offer rebates to encourage industrial customers to install insulation on pipes and tanks for hot water and steam that are heated by natural gas.

Eligibility requirements*

  1. You must be a FortisBC natural gas customer under any rate class except Rate 1.
  2. You must be the property owner or long-term leaseholder of an industrial facility.
  3. Your facility must use natural gas as an input to industrial production.**

*You can find a complete list of eligibility requirements in the terms and conditions.
**Industrial production is a manufacturing or transformative process in which raw materials are transformed into finished goods for the purpose of resale with the use of machines, tools and labour.

Available rebates

 

Type Rebate Description
Pipe insulation $4 per linear foot for installing insulation on hot liquid, water or steam pipes at least 1/2” in diameter
Tank insulation $2 per square foot for installing insulation on a tank containing a solution or liquid with a temperature between 49 and 77 °C (120 and 170 °F)
Tank insulation $3 per square foot for installing insulation on a tank containing a solution or liquid with a temperature between 77 and 93 °C (170 and 200 °F)

Products must meet the following qualifying criteria:

  • Insulation must be at least 1” thick.
  • Insulation for pipes must be made of elastomeric foam rubber, polyethylene foam, UV-resistant polyethylene foam, mineral wool, fibreglass or rigid polyurethane foam.
  • Tank insulation must be foam, mineral wool or fibreglass. 
  • Insulation must be installed on pipes and/or tanks that are connected to primarily natural gas-fired equipment for transferring heat to the solution or liquid. Up to a maximum of 25 per cent of the hot water and steam system can be multi-fuel or non-natural gas-fired. Systems not meeting this criteria may still be eligible, however, are subject to additional analysis, and require pre-approval from FortisBC.

The following are not eligible for rebates: 

  • replacement of damaged (existing) insulation 
  • tanks with pre-existing insulation

How to apply 

  1. Review the terms and conditions.
  2. Complete the rebate application form. Your rebate must include a copy of a paid invoice showing product type, quantity, make, model number and total installed cost (before tax). 
  3. Email the completed and signed application form and scanned copies of supporting invoices to industrialrebates@fortisbc.com.
  4. Once approved, you should receive your rebate in six to eight weeks.
    Point-of-sale rebates may be available from participating industrial commercial partners. For more information, contact industrialrebates@fortisbc.com.

Questions?

For more information, contact your key account manager or email industrialrebates@fortisbc.com.