Insulation Innovation Blog

Inspection Methods for CUI

Posted by Brittney Fells on Jun 28, 2018 10:15:00 AM

As we have discussed before in, “Corrosion Under Insulation: What You Need to Know” corrosion under insulation (CUI) is a real threat to many industries, including refining, petrochemical, and power.

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Topics: CUI, Corrosion Under Insulation, mechanical insulation, Industrial Facilities, Inspection Methods, Inspect CUI

Reduce the Risk of Mold Growth on Mechanical Systems

Posted by Brittney Fells on Jun 14, 2018 9:53:00 AM

Moisture control is something that every plant and facility struggles with, especially ones with pipes and ducts carrying fluids at below-ambient temperatures. When it comes to condensation and mechanical systems, there are three issues to be aware of. 

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Topics: industrial insulation, mechanical insulation, mechanical piping systems, piping, mold growth, preventing mold growth, below-ambient systems, closed-cell insulation, insulation system, condensation control, moisture control

Insulation Tips for Breweries

Posted by Brittney Fells on Jun 6, 2018 10:02:00 AM

Recently we supplied insulation for a small brewery tank manufacturer, and it got us thinking that we should share our insulation tips for breweries because many of us are not aware of the role that properly insulated equipment plays in creating a perfect, cold brewed beer.

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Topics: industrial insulation, mechanical insulation, mechanical piping systems, piping, breweries, insulation tips, cold and hot temperatures, pipeline

Ethanol-Alternative Fuel Basics

Posted by Brittney Fells on May 14, 2018 10:25:00 AM

For those who do not know alternative fuel (also known as non-conventional and advanced fuel) is a fuel other than gasoline for powering motor vehicles, such as ethanol, natural gas, hydrogen, propane, or electricity. Often, they produce less pollution than gasoline or diesel.

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Topics: industrial insulation, mechanical insulation, mechanical piping systems, ethanol, alternative fuel, fuel, piping, mechanical piping applications

Pharmaceutical Industry and Industrial Insulation

Posted by Brittney Fells on May 4, 2018 10:03:00 AM

Pharmaceutical production requires a wide range of infrastructure types to operate. The heating and cooling of materials through processes such as distillation and crystallization require a considerable amount of energy. Industrial insulation aids in minimizing the energy cost while also benefiting other parts of these facilities such as the mechanical piping system.

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Topics: industrial insulation, mechanical insulation, mechanical piping systems, chilled-water systems, pharmaceutical industry

Pulp & Paper Manufacturing Process

Posted by Brittney Fells on Apr 25, 2018 9:56:00 AM

The pulp and paper industry is one of the largest industrial sectors in the global marketplace. The industry manufactures a wide range of commercial paper products, including tissue paper, glossy paper, catalog paper, drawing paper, cards, newspapers, etc.

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Topics: industrial insulation, pulp and paper industry, manufacturing process, paper, pulp, mechanical insulation, industrial insulation industry

Insulation for a Sanitary Environment - Food & Beverage Industry

Posted by Gary Fiedtkou on Apr 16, 2018 9:56:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Food and beverage industry, industrial insulation, insulation for a sanitary environment, closed-cell material, water resistant

Electric Power Plants & Insulation 101

Posted by Brittney Fells on Apr 9, 2018 9:45:00 AM

Electricity is a vital part of our everyday lives and powers everything we touch or do on many levels. Most of our electricity is generated from traditional fuels, such as coal, natural gas, hydro and nuclear. Renewable energy sources such as solar and wind have grown over the last few decades.  What do all of these have in common? Industrial insulation.

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Topics: power plants, electricity, industrial insulation, power-generating industry, Fossil Fuel Power Plant, Hydroelectric Power Plant, Solar Power Plant, Nuclear Power Plant, Coal-Fired Power Plant, Wind Power Towers

Chemical Processing Plants and Industrial Insulation

Posted by Brittney Fells on Mar 27, 2018 10:03:00 AM

The chemical industry produces more than 70,000 products that, as consumers, we interact with daily. Items such as detergents, soaps, and perfumes are just a handful of examples. These products are all purchased directly by the consumer; others are used as intermediates to make other products.

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Topics: Chemical Processing Industry, Chemical Facility, raw material, manufacturing process, Chemical Industry, industrial insulation, stone wool, insulation materials, insulation industry

Introduction to the Oil & Gas Industry

Posted by Brittney Fells on Mar 15, 2018 10:01:00 AM

The oil and gas industry employs hundreds of thousands of workers worldwide and generates billions of dollars globally each year. It is easy to say that this industry is a global powerhouse.

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Topics: Oil & Gas Industry, Pipelines, Upstream, Downstream, Midstream

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