Insulation Innovation Blog

What's In Your Sandwich? Contents of Industrial Insulation

Posted by Gary Fiedtkou

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.

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Sound Attenuation vs. Sound Absorption

Posted by Evan Wake

This concept is often misunderstood. When do I need to block sound using sound barrier products? When do I need to absorb sound using acoustic treatment products? The answer…well, it depends. Let’s look at a few examples.

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Temperature Differences on Threads for Removable Insulation Blankets

Posted by Gary Fiedtkou


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.

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How to Accessorize Your Insulation System

Posted by Gary Fiedtkou

No, we’re not talking about pairing the right belt with the right boots. In the context of insulation, accessories are devices or materials intended to serve one or more variety of functions. Improper accessory design or application can be a significant factor in the failure of insulation systems. 

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Understanding the differences between K-Value vs. R-Value

Posted by Sandy Volchko

One of the most commonly asked questions we get is “What’s the difference between R-Value and K-Value?". R-Value is commonly used to measure the insulating performance of building materials such as fiberglass insulation that you can buy at Home Depot, Lowe’s or any other lumber yard. R-Values express an insulation's thermal resistance, or the ability to stop heat flow. Although it is not a very common term in the mechanical insulation industry, it’s still a good concept to understand. The thicker the insulation is, the greater the R-Value. 

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SDS 101: Safety Data Sheets and their applications

Posted by Gary Fiedtkou

In the United States, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) is requiring all chemical suppliers to provide GHS-compliant labeling, and Safety Data Sheets (SDS) on all chemical products beginning June 1, 2015. There appears to be some confusion on what the new regulations touch on and what impact it will have on products purchased from GLT Products.

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Acoustic Insulation for Lagging Applications

Posted by Gary Fiedtkou

A well designed lagging system will provide effective noise reduction. Key components include materials that block sound and those that absorb sound.

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Waste Not, Want Not: 3 Proven Methods to Insulate Above Ground Storage Tanks

Posted by Gary Fiedtkou

Storage tanks are used extensively in the United States for above ground and below ground applications, and trust me, nothing wastes energy more than a storage tank that has no insulation. While there are many options available when it comes to insulating your storage tanks, it is important to understand the differences and choose the solution that best suits your specific needs.

Manufactured steel tanks serve many purposes. The primary use is the storage of heavy fuel oil, liquids, compressed gasses, resins or asphalt binders. Storage tanks vary in type and sizes based on the product being stored and the volume involved. What they have in common is that they require an insulation solution.

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How To Plan for a Mechanical Insulation Project

Posted by Sandy Volchko

You've got a mechanical insulation situation that needs to be remedied and you're ready to call an insulation contractor. Great! Like any project, good planning can make all the difference and save you time and money. Here's a guide that will help you assess your project and make the most of your contractor's time.

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Types of Insulation for Mechanical Systems

Posted by Gary Fiedtkou

Mechnical systems are often in need of insulation. These systems include such components as boilers, HVAC systems, piping and ducts. They are primarily found in commericial and industrial facilities where the goal is energy efficiency and emission reduction.

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