Insulating is something that isolates . The verb isolate , for its part, is linked to preventing the passage or transmission of sound , he hot , etc.; leave something separate from other things; remove a subject from dealing with others; or abstract the immediate reality of the senses or the mind.
Within the scope of language, the term insulator is also used. In this case, specifically in the field of Linguistics, it is committed to the use of insulating language. It is used to refer to all that language that has the particularity that its words are totally isolated from each other, both grammatical and lexical elements. A clear example of this situation happens in languages such as Vietnamese or even Chinese.
The most common use of the insulating adjective refers to a material what prevents the transmission of something either the electricity , the humidity or something else. This way you can talk about electrical insulator , thermal insulator , acoustic insulation and other types of insulators.
He electrical insulator It is the material used to cover some element of an electrical installation. Since the insulator is not a conductor of electricity (since it does not allow the passage of current), it is used to prevent the current from leaving the circuit or the different conductive parts coming into contact. In this way the security of the installation. The insulating tape which is used to cover the cables is one of the most popular electrical insulators.
In addition to all of the above, we should point out the existence of what is known as insulating oil. It is a type of mineral oil that is used within the field of electricity, specifically in what are called electrical installations of high voltage.
He thermal insulator , on the other hand, it is characterized by its high thermal resistance, which makes it difficult for heat to enter or leave a system . In two different media, heat usually propagates and the temperature tends to equalize. What the thermal insulator does is prevent or hinder this process.
Another type of insulator is the acoustic insulation , whose function is to prevent the sound from entering or leaving a medium. The material, therefore, is used to reflect or absorb the Energy , as the case may be. It is common for acoustic insulators to be used in radio studios (to prevent outside noise from entering and leaking into microphones) or discotheques (so that the high sound of the music does not disturb the neighbors).
The plasterboard we have to underline that it has become a highly demanded material within the construction precisely because it is a great thermal and acoustic insulator at the same time. This, which is made up of laminated plasterboard, has a multitude of advantages that have led to a considerable increase in its presence in many homes and buildings of different types:
• It is much cheaper than other materials.
• Installs very quickly and easily. It should also be stressed that it is much cleaner.
• Offers perfect finishes.
• Provides very optimal results both in the elimination of noise and in achieving a thermally perfect space and away from the weather conditions that are recorded outside.