Why Traditional Hard Insulation Is Costing You Money

Sep 16 2021
Why Traditional Hard Insulation Is Costing You Money

A Connecticut university used to have a serious energy loss problem. One example of this was a valve in the mechanical room. Although hard insulation was dug out to form the shape of the valve, it still left the valve bonnet exposed, leading to significant heat loss. The temperature of the valve bonnet was 224 degrees. After installing a removable insulation cover, the surface temperature was...

Calculating the Cost of Steam

Jun 19 2021
Calculating the Cost of Steam

Knowing the Cost of Steam: How do you calculate your fully loaded MMBtu Costs? For steam-using plants and facilities, calculating steam costs, like calculating steam pipe heat loss, is an important step towards revealing energy and cost savings opportunities.

The Best Way to Insulate Steam Pipes

Jun 17 2021
The Best Way to Insulate Steam Pipes

The Best Way to Insulate Steam Pipes? According to the U.S. Department of Energy, "insulating steam distribution lines can typically reduce energy losses by 90% and help ensure proper steam pressure at plant equipment.” While this statistic can easily convince you that insulating your steam lines must be a priority, it doesn't offer any advice on the best way to insulate your steam pipes....

Industrial Pipe Insulation

Jun 25 2020
Industrial Pipe Insulation

About Industrial Pipes Industrial pipes, or process piping, is typically used to transport water, steam, and other gases & liquids of varying temperatures. The term “process piping” generally refers to the system of pipes that transport process fluids (e.g., air, steam, water, industrial gases, fuels, chemicals) around an industrial facility to be converted into a usable product. Industrial...

Centrifugal Pump Insulation Blankets

Jun 22 2019
Centrifugal Pump Insulation Blankets

What Are Centrifugal Pumps? Centrifugal pumps are probably the most common type of pump in use today. Centrifugal pumps are used in residential applications for hydronic heating systems, potable water supply from a well and other applications. Industrial and commercial use is by far the greatest use of this type of pump. They are used for hot water supply/return systems, chilled water systems,...

How to Calculate Heat Loss for Steam Pipes

Oct 14 2018
How to Calculate Heat Loss for Steam Pipes

How to Calculate Heat Loss for Your Steam Pipes Many industrial facilities have steam pipes throughout their infrastructure regardless if the facility is a university or a manufacturing plant. Therefore, measuring varying degrees of heat loss is important to save money and protect your steam pipes with removable insulation covers. Understanding how to calculate heat loss is the first step...

Heat Loss Surveys

Jul 07 2018
Heat Loss Surveys

Transforming your facility with insulation begins with a walk-through of the typical areas in a building that would need insulation. We like to start with the heating plant/boiler room or the room in which steam is distributed from the main plant. If you or your company has energy goals, our insulation survey organizes the data that you will need to prove your efforts.

Decrease Energy Costs in Your Factory by Monitoring Steam Traps

Jun 30 2018
Decrease Energy Costs in Your Factory by Monitoring Steam Traps

Steam systems perform a significant function in many manufacturing plants. As the primary medium of transferring heat throughout the plant, the efficient and proper use of steam can have a considerable impact on a factory’s energy costs. The steam trap is a critical, yet often overlooked, component of the steam system.

Insulating Steam Traps & Other Commonly Overlooked Systems

May 03 2018
Insulating Steam Traps & Other Commonly Overlooked Systems

Although OSHA has strong requirements for overly hot pipes and fittings to be insulated, we often find that some systems are just overlooked. The common offenders are listed below - if you’re not insulating these systems, not only are you losing money, but you may be setting yourself up for legal actions down the road.