Insulation Innovation Blog

Tell Your HVAC System to “Cool It” with the Noise Pollution

Posted by Gary Fiedtkou on Jun 1, 2016 11:12:05 AM

Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems are a crucial part of any building. Whether it’s a small house, a medium-sized office building, or a large manufacturing facility, HVAC systems play an integral role in providing much needed airflow and temperature regulation throughout the structure. However, HVAC systems often generate unpleasant noise pollution, typically in two distinct ways.

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Topics: Acoustics, HVAC Noise Reduction

Sounding Off: Is Your Industrial Generator Generating too Much Noise?

Posted by Gary Fiedtkou on Apr 18, 2016 11:30:13 AM

Certain things in life are inevitable, such as death, taxes, and power outages. By now, most manufacturers have realized that nothing kills productivity like a loss of power. Fortunately, industrial generators can provide the electricity needed to keep the job going when the main power supply goes offline. However, one of the often overlooked drawbacks, noise pollution, can present a significant issue.

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Topics: Acoustics

The four components required for the insulation of piping

Posted by Joel Hammer on Mar 3, 2016 12:08:21 PM

Millions of miles of piping exist across the landscape of the United States. These pipe lines move liquids, gases and other industrial products from point A to point B. The movement of this material is critical to the success of industry. It can, however, create unwanted noise that may be required to be contained. Noise containment can be achieved by properly installing acoustical insulation and related insulation protection components.

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What's In Your Sandwich? Contents of Industrial Insulation

Posted by Gary Fiedtkou on Feb 24, 2016 10:50:35 AM

The types of insulation used in commercial and industrial settings usually contain one or more of the following materials. Our industrial insulation specialists know the importance of having valuable information before making a choice. The materials featured here are used extensively across a number of industrial and commercial insulation applications.

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Topics: insulation

Protective Coverings and Finishes for Insulation

Posted by Gary Fiedtkou on Jan 11, 2016 12:39:35 PM

Maintaining insulation’s efficiency and extending its service life often depends on protecting it from moisture intrusion and mechanical and chemical damage. Consider the installation’s mechanical, chemical, thermal and moisture conditions, as well as cost and appearance requirements when specifying jacketing and finish materials.

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Topics: Industiral Insulation

Sound Attenuation vs. Sound Absorption

Posted by Evan Wake on Dec 4, 2015 3:04:03 PM

This concept is often misunderstood. When do I need to block sound using sound barrier products? When do I need to absorb sound using acoustic treatment products? The answer…well, it depends. Let’s look at a few examples.

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Topics: insulation

Temperature Differences on Threads for Removable Insulation Blankets

Posted by Gary Fiedtkou on Nov 12, 2015 2:18:39 PM


When designing or fabricating removable insulation blankets, one must consider which thread to use, as this will have an impact on the longevity of the blanket. The thread you say? Yes, the thread.

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Topics: insulation

Two Industrial Applications for Fiberglass Insulation

Posted by Gary Fiedtkou on Nov 6, 2015 11:19:28 AM

Fiberglass, aka glass fiber or glass wool, is one of the most widely used fibrous insulation materials. It is environmentally friendly, cost-effective, strong, lightweight, nonflammable, and has several practical applications. One of those attractive feature is that it does not change shape or mold under high temperatures, the way plastics tend to behave. These characteristics have made fiberglass a popular choices in the insulation world in both residential and industrial applications.

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Topics: Fabricated Pipe Insulation

The value of fabricated mineral wool insulation for piping applicatons

Posted by Gary Fiedtkou on Oct 23, 2015 10:00:00 AM

The processing of industrial materials, gases, or liquids through pipelines across the globe requires careful thought in determining what is the best insulation choice, especially when it comes to piping.

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Topics: Fabricated Pipe Insulation

Polyisocyanurate Insulation: A Must-Have for Refrigeration and Food Lines

Posted by Gary Fiedtkou on Oct 2, 2015 9:30:00 AM

When it comes to insulating refrigeration and food lines, choices range from Polystyrene XPS, Cellular Glass, Mineral Wool, or Polyisocyanurate. Each solution has its own pros and cons, but in the end cost and thermal efficiencies gained will typically play a major role in determining the best choice.

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Topics: Fabricated Pipe Insulation

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