Insulation Innovation Blog

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

Maintenance Inspection for Mechanical Insulation

Posted by Brittney Fells on Jul 2, 2018 10:04:00 AM

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. 

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Topics: mechanical insulation, industrial insulation, industrial insulation industry, Inspection Methods, Maintenance, Mechanical Insulation Systems

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

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: 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

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

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

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: mechanical insulation, industrial insulation, manufacturing process, paper, pulp and paper industry, pulp, 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: industrial insulation, Food and beverage industry, 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: industrial insulation, power-generating industry, power plants, electricity, Fossil Fuel Power Plant, Hydroelectric Power Plant, Solar Power Plant, Nuclear Power Plant, Coal-Fired Power Plant, Wind Power Towers

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