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...

Water & Wastewater Treatment Plant Insulation

Sep 09 2021
Water & Wastewater Treatment Plant Insulation

Water and wastewater treatment plants are normally out of sight and out of mind. That’s because building owners normally do not purchase assets, other than toilets, that use these utilities. Of the 4 major utilities (water, sewer, gas, and electricity) gas and electric seem to be the ones people are usually thinking or talking about. Building owners are constantly making purchases that use...

Building Pipe Insulation Saves Nearly $1,000 Per Floor

Jun 19 2021
Building Pipe Insulation Saves Nearly $1,000 Per Floor

New York City Building Cuts Energy Bills by $18,5000 Per Year with Removable Insulation Jackets July 17, 2012 – New York City, NY – Interchurch Center is a 19-story building located on the Upper West Side. Although insulated during construction, the insulation had been removed and damaged as a result of day-to-day activities, which is typical for an office building with steam.

Brooklyn Museum Gets an Insulation Upgrade

Jun 18 2021
Brooklyn Museum Gets an Insulation Upgrade

This case study was written by Jennifer Kaelin, an expert at Thermaxx Jackets

Hot Oil Pipe Insulation Blankets

Jun 16 2021
Hot Oil Pipe Insulation Blankets

Heat oil transfer is used in many industrial processes where heating or cooling is used to maintain a particular temperature. The asphalt industry uses heat oil transfer to manufacture their product. Hot oil systems for asphalt plants run at an average temp of 350F which makes thermal insulation at these plants a necessity, for energy savings as well as safety.

American University Insulates Boilers with Thermaxx Jackets

Jun 16 2021
American University Insulates Boilers with Thermaxx Jackets

"The jacket designed by Thermaxx Jackets for the DA tank has made it so much cooler in the area already."Bill JohnsonEnergy Management, American University

Insulating Exhaust Ducts In A Commercial Kitchen

Jun 10 2021
Insulating Exhaust Ducts In A Commercial Kitchen

We were asked to insulate the kitchen exhaust duct above a commercial kitchen grill at a busy café in a New York City based university.  This request had many layers of difficulty, one of which was when to perform the work.  The café is in operation from  4am to 2am every day or  there was a small window of closure on a holiday weekend.  We had to choose the holiday weekend as we needed the...

6 Reasons to Switch to Removable Insulation Covers

Jun 05 2021
6 Reasons to Switch to Removable Insulation Covers

 

Don’t Insulate the Diaphragm of a Pressure Regulator

Jun 03 2021
Don’t Insulate the Diaphragm of a Pressure Regulator

Why You Should Never Insulate the Diaphragm Chamber of a Pressure Reducing Valve If you are considering insulating your steam system, remember to never insulate the diaphragm chamber of the pressure reducing valve. Indeed, the diaphragm chamber of any pressure regulator should never get insulated.

Insulation Case Study: Crosby Building | 516 O’Farrell Street, San Francisco CA

Jun 29 2020
Insulation Case Study: Crosby Building | 516 O’Farrell Street, San Francisco CA

This case study was written by Rose Titcomb of Thermaxx Jackets