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.
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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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.
Thermal Properties are typically first thought of when selecting an insulation material. Other properties must be considered when choosing an insulation type.
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.
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.
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.
Topics: mechanical insulation, industrial insulation, mechanical piping systems, piping, insulation system, mold growth, preventing mold growth, below-ambient systems, closed-cell insulation, condensation control, moisture control
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.
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.
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.