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Insulation Innovation - 2018 Blog Recap

Posted by Brittney Fells on Dec 12, 2018 9:30:00 AM


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Topics: Mechanical Insulation Systems, Jacketing systems, Weather Barrier, OSHA Inspection, insulation properties, insulation installation, Inspection Methods, industrial insulation, OSHA

Insulation Jacketing Information

Posted by Brittney Fells on Nov 5, 2018 10:15:00 AM

Insulation jacketing is an outer covering that is wrapped around tubing or pipe insulation to shield the insulation from moisture, wear, and mechanical damage. Insulation jacketing plays a vital role in the productivity and effectiveness of the mechanical insulation.

When selecting a jacketing one must consider the mechanical, chemical, thermal, and moisture conditions of the installation as well as cost and aesthetics requirement.

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Topics: metal jacketing, Mechanical Insulation Systems, Jacketing systems, Stainless Steel Jacketing, Aluminum Jacketing, Weather Barrier, PVC Jaketing, Mechanical Abuse Coverings

Six Strengths of Stone Wool

Posted by Brittney Fells on Oct 15, 2018 10:13:00 AM

Stone wool, also referred to as mineral wool, has been produced naturally since the beginning of the nineteenth century. The natural, sustainable material has significant advantages over other insulation materials. 

We have broken down the power of stone wool into six strengths that are inherent in the versatile properties of this industrial insulation material. The six strengths found below help commercial and industrial facilities address some of the biggest application challenges. 

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Topics: Mineral wool, industrial insulation, strengths, mechanical insulation, Industrial Mechanical Insulation, insulation properties, stone wool insulation

I Received an OSHA Citation- Now what?

Posted by Brittney Fells 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, OSHA Inspection, inspection, worksites, investigation, facility, hazardous areas, OSHA inspector, facility walk through, citation

OSHA Inspection Process

Posted by Brittney Fells 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, OSHA Inspection, inspection, worksites, investigation, facility, hazardous areas, OSHA inspector, facility walk through, opening conference, closing conference

8 Tips When Preparing for an OSHA Inspections

Posted by Brittney Fells 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, OSHA Inspection, inspection, worksites, investigation, facility, hazardous areas, OSHA inspector

Tempmat vs. Ceramic Fiber Blanket

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

Insulation Installation Checklist

Posted by Brittney Fells 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 installation, checklist, job site, inspection, fabrication, mechanical applications, insulation materials

Insulation Properties and their Definitions

Posted by Brittney Fells 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: mechanical insulation properties, thermal properties, chemical properites, mechanical properites, applications, industrial insulation, definitions

Maintenance Inspection for Mechanical Insulation

Posted by Brittney Fells 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: Inspection Methods, mechanical insulation, Mechanical Insulation Systems, Maintenance, industrial insulation industry, industrial insulation

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