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Brittney Fells

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A Surprising Solution for Your Large Diameter Pipe & Vessel Needs

Posted by Brittney Fells on Mar 13, 2019 9:00:00 AM

While we offer multiple industrial insulation solutions, there is one option that is ideal for use on large diameter pipes and vessels. When compared to segmented products, Radial Wrap™ rolled fiberglass insulation offers many of the same insulating properties but is far more flexible, simpler to install, and offers our customers a great alternative solution.

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Topics: Pipe and Tank Wrap

Insulation Innovation - 2018 Blog Recap

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

 

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

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: Jacketing systems, Mechanical Insulation Systems, PVC Jaketing, metal jacketing, Stainless Steel Jacketing, Aluminum Jacketing, Weather Barrier, 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: Industrial Mechanical Insulation, Mineral wool, mechanical insulation, industrial insulation, insulation properties, stone wool insulation, strengths

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

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

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

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