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Mitigate Rising Natural Gas Prices With Removable Insulation

Dec 09 2021
Mitigate Rising Natural Gas Prices With Removable Insulation

Natural gas prices are on the rise and we will be seeing higher energy costs to heat facilities during the winter months this year. "In the U.S., according to the National Energy Assistance Directors Association, natural gas bills could be as much as 30% more for consumers this winter, with the average cost to heat a home rising to $750, from $572 over the same months last winter."

How to Use MHEC to Save On Insulation

Nov 15 2021
How to Use MHEC to Save On Insulation

What is MHEC? MHEC stands for Massachusetts Higher Education Consortium. Founded in 1977, by a committee to Improve Buying Procedures for State Institutions of Higher Education in Massachusetts, the MHEC is now the premier source for regionalized New England group purchasing in the United States. It allows not-for-profit companies purchase goods an services, often at a discount, from pre-approved...

Wye Strainers vs Basket Strainers

Oct 28 2021
Wye Strainers vs Basket Strainers

What is a strainer? Simply put a strainer is a component that has a perforated or wire mesh cylinder within the body of the component that causes impurities in the fluid stream to be captured and ultimately flushed out of the system. The fluid enters the body of the strainer, flows into and through the mesh cylinder. The mesh cylinder “strains” out particles such as rust, dirt and other foreign...

Sound Pressure Math Made Easy

Oct 28 2021
Sound Pressure Math Made Easy

Pretend for a moment you are Albert Einstein in 1905. You are working diligently on your soon-to-be five famous papers.  Your ideas are about to turn the physics world on its head. In your papers you introduce the world for the first time to light quanta, later to be renamed photons. You propose a mathematical way to determine the size of atoms when their very existence was still in question....

Sabine’s Formula & The Birth of Modern Architectural Acoustics

Oct 28 2021
Sabine’s Formula & The Birth of Modern Architectural Acoustics

Modern Architectural Acoustics’ Founding Father Jump to Sabine’s Formula ↓

Decibel Dropp & Noise Reduction Coefficients For Material Combinations

Oct 28 2021
Decibel Dropp & Noise Reduction Coefficients For Material Combinations

Material manufacturers are required by law to publish Material Safety Data Specification (MSDS) sheets for their products. The MSDS sheet consists of the chemical and physical properties of a particular material like fiberglass or mineral wool. In addition to the MSDS, companies manufacturing materials that target the sound-reduction market often publish sound-reduction coefficients for their...

The Newton-Laplace Equation & Speed of Sound

Oct 28 2021
The Newton-Laplace Equation & Speed of Sound

In order to determine the speed of sound in a particular medium, we need to know the medium’s elastic properties and its density. A medium’s elastic properties determine whether or not the medium will deform or lose its shape due to external forces. Sound travels faster in mediums with high elasticity and minimal deformity – like steel. Sound travels more slowly in less rigid mediums that deform...

The Doppler Effect Equation & Calculating Frequency Change

Oct 28 2021
The Doppler Effect Equation & Calculating Frequency Change

For a moment, close your eyes and pretend you are standing on a sidewalk and an ambulance is swiftly approaching your position. You listen as the ambulance draws near, and after it passes, the pitch, or frequency, of the siren seems to change.

Best Way to Prevent Cold Water Pipe Condensation or "Sweating"

Oct 28 2021
Best Way to Prevent Cold Water Pipe Condensation or

In This Article:  Why Do Pipes “Sweat”? Is It Normal for Pipes to Sweat? How Can You Tell if You Have Sweating Cold Water Pipes or Leaking Ones? Risks & Dangers of Condensation Caused Corrosion Why Traditional Insulation Methods Won’t Help Copper Pipes Sweating Where to Look for Condensation on Your Piping, Tanks, or Other Components What Areas of a Building Are Most At Risk for Sweating Water...

5 Most Common Thermal Insulation Materials

Oct 20 2021
5 Most Common Thermal Insulation Materials

Most Common Thermal & Heat Insulation Materials  Fiberglass Insulation Mineral Wool Cellulose Polyurethane Foam Polystyrene Other Common Insulation Materials Best Thermal Insulation Material for Steam Pipes Mineral Wool vs. Fiberglass Fiberglass vs. Cellulose Traditional vs. Advanced Pipe Insulation What to Consider When Choosing Your Pipe Insulation Learn More with Thermaxx Jackets  There are...