Insulation Innovation Blog

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: Mineral wool, industrial insulation, strengths, mechanical insulation, Industrial Mechanical Insulation, insulation properties, stone wool insulation

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

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

What Goes on in an Oil Refinery?- The Condensed Version

Posted by Brittney Fells on Dec 5, 2017 11:15:00 AM

 

From the outside, an oil refinery may look like an endless maze of pipes, chimney stacks, steel columns, and vessels. The fact is, however, oil refineries are highly sophisticated industrial facilities transforming crude oil into valuable products used in an array of applications.

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Topics: oil refinery, mechanical insulation, crude oil, insulation materials

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