PVC fitting covers and jacketing are innovative materials that have found a home in piping applications for the industrial insulation industry. PVC stands for Polyvinyl Chloride and is a widely used plastic that is vital to our everyday lives.
Food and beverage plants contain numerous below ambient water systems and below ambient equipment such as pumps, heat exchangers, vessels, and extensive refrigerant piping. These systems all need a thermally efficient, highly moisture resistant, and long-life insulation system.
Our sales email is often filled with some interesting questions. Recently we received an inquiry on whether or not mass loaded vinyl (MLV) is effective at blocking sound through windows. The short answer is that it could potentially work, but there could be some drawbacks. Let’s dive into those drawbacks for this application.
Crude oil prices have been low for quite some time now and according to the NYTimes, “Executives say they think it will be years before oil returns to $90 or $100 a barrel, which was the norm until prices collapsed in late 2014.” Oil prices have been edging up and are currently trading in a range from $50- $62 a barrel.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Topics: Industrial Mechanical Insulation
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.
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.
Topics: Fabricated Pipe Insulation