Insulation Innovation Blog

3 Major Effects Noise Pollution Has On The Human Body

Posted by Brittney Fells on Dec 4, 2019 9:00:00 AM

When you hear the word pollution, what immediately comes to mind? Maybe water, air, or even soil, but have you ever considered noise? Noise pollution is a serious issue that can have adverse effects on your health, affecting the human body in 3 main ways: Physical, Physiological, and Psychological.

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Topics: Acoustics, Industiral Insulation, insulation system, Acoustical Insulation

5 Reasons Why PVC Jacketing Is Beneficial

Posted by Brittney Fells on Nov 1, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Pipe insulation requires a protective layer to prevent contamination that would otherwise destroy the integrity of the insulation. The methodology of protecting insulation has changed over the years, and PVC (Polyvinyl chloride) has become an industry standard and preferred product used by insulation contractors world-wide.

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Topics: Fabricated Pipe Insulation, Industiral Insulation, Jacketing systems, insulation system, PVC Jaketing

Factors in Selecting a Jacketing System

Posted by Brittney Fells on Oct 9, 2019 3:26:00 PM

 

At GLT Products we provide a variety of pipe insulation solutions. Any insulation material has to be covered with some form of metal or PVC jacketing. Whether the insulation is indoor or outdoor, it cannot be left exposed to moisture, weather, or UV rays. Luckily, we offer an expansive line of stainless steel and aluminum metal jacketing and banding for use in any commercial and industrial insulation applications.

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Topics: Volunteer Metal Systems, insulation system, Aluminum, metal jacketing, Stainless Steel Jacketing, Aluminum Jacketing

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

How PVC Changed the Insulation Industry

Posted by Gary Fiedtkou on Feb 5, 2019 9:00:00 AM

PVC DemoPVC 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.

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Topics: Fabricated Pipe Insulation, insulation system, insulation installation, PVC Jaketing

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

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