Insulation Innovation Blog

I Received an OSHA Citation- Now what?

Posted by Carly Wiegand on Sep 19, 2018 10:15:00 AM

While the compliance officer does not have the authority to issue citations or penalties, the final authority lies with the OSHA area director. Should OSHA choose to issue citations and financial penalties, you should expect correspondence within a few weeks. OSHA must generally issue citations within six months of the occurrence of any violations.

This post will highlight the steps you must take after you receive an OSHA citation on penalties and violations found during your inspection.

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Topics: OSHA, inspection, OSHA Inspection, worksites, investigation, hazardous areas, OSHA inspector, facility, facility walk through, citation

OSHA Inspection Process

Posted by Carly Wiegand on Sep 12, 2018 10:52:00 AM

Our last blog discussed how to prepare for an OSHA inspection with 8 essential tips to follow.

This blog will cover the three stages of an OSHA inspection.

  1. Opening conference
  2. Facility walk-through
  3. Closing conference.
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Topics: OSHA, inspection, OSHA Inspection, worksites, investigation, hazardous areas, OSHA inspector, facility, opening conference, facility walk through, closing conference

8 Tips When Preparing for an OSHA Inspections

Posted by Carly Wiegand on Sep 5, 2018 9:42:00 AM

Generally, OSHA inspections concentrate on the most hazardous areas found in the workplace. Industrial facilities and construction work sites, for example, are more likely to be inspected than an office building. OSHA normally conducts inspections without advance notice.

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Topics: OSHA, inspection, OSHA Inspection, worksites, investigation, hazardous areas, OSHA inspector, facility

Tempmat vs. Ceramic Fiber Blanket

Posted by Carly Wiegand on Aug 22, 2018 10:11:00 AM

There is an assortment of insulation materials for the industrial insulator. Many of these we have covered before in previous blogs or discussions. Two insulation materials often considered for high-temperature, thermal applications are Tempmat and Ceramic Fiber Blanket. 

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Topics: glass fiber properties, Removable Insulation Blanket, insulation materials, industrial insulation, tempmat, refractory products, ceramic fiber blanket, high-temperature applications, fiber blanket, ceramic fibers

Insulation Installation Checklist

Posted by Carly Wiegand on Aug 6, 2018 11:31:00 AM

The checklist below can be applied to any insulation application. This checklist, however, may need to be modified based on your experience, job expectations, and your needs.  

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Topics: insulation materials, mechanical applications, insulation installation, checklist, job site, inspection, fabrication

Insulation Properties and their Definitions

Posted by Carly Wiegand on Jul 23, 2018 10:03:00 AM

Thermal Properties are typically first thought of when selecting an insulation material. Other properties must be considered when choosing an insulation type.

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Topics: industrial insulation, mechanical insulation properties, thermal properties, chemical properites, mechanical properites, applications, definitions

Maintenance Inspection for Mechanical Insulation

Posted by Carly Wiegand on Jul 2, 2018 10:04:00 AM

Once an industrial insulation project is complete, what happens next? That’s where maintenance of the system becomes an after project component. Below you will find crucial factors to take into consideration after the project is complete.  

A properly designed and installed insulation system will require periodic maintenance. Over time, any mechanical insulation system can become damaged, and if no maintenance plan is in place, repairs will have a costly effect. While also posing other risks which include the following. 

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Topics: mechanical insulation, industrial insulation, industrial insulation industry, Inspection Methods, Maintenance, Mechanical Insulation Systems

Inspection Methods for CUI

Posted by Carly Wiegand on Jun 28, 2018 10:15:00 AM

As we have discussed before in, “Corrosion Under Insulation: What You Need to Know” corrosion under insulation (CUI) is a real threat to many industries, including refining, petrochemical, and power.

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Topics: Corrosion Under Insulation, CUI, mechanical insulation, Industrial Facilities, Inspect CUI, Inspection Methods

Reduce the Risk of Mold Growth on Mechanical Systems

Posted by Carly Wiegand on Jun 14, 2018 9:53:00 AM

Moisture control is something that every plant and facility struggles with, especially ones with pipes and ducts carrying fluids at below-ambient temperatures. When it comes to condensation and mechanical systems, there are three issues to be aware of. 

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Topics: mechanical insulation, industrial insulation, mechanical piping systems, piping, insulation system, mold growth, preventing mold growth, below-ambient systems, closed-cell insulation, condensation control, moisture control

Insulation Tips for Breweries

Posted by Carly Wiegand on Jun 6, 2018 10:02:00 AM

Recently we supplied insulation for a small brewery tank manufacturer, and it got us thinking that we should share our insulation tips for breweries because many of us are not aware of the role that properly insulated equipment plays in creating a perfect, cold brewed beer.

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Topics: mechanical insulation, industrial insulation, mechanical piping systems, piping, breweries, insulation tips, cold and hot temperatures, pipeline

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