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WeatherMaxx Anti-Siphon Valve Weather Protection

Sep 10 2021
WeatherMaxx Anti-Siphon Valve Weather Protection

Sprinkler controllers and anti-siphon valves are components that can cause major headaches if they do not work properly! Rain, dust, hail and a host of other weather and animal related issues can cause the anti-siphon valve to fail far sooner than one would wish.

Valve Insulation Jackets

Sep 09 2021
Valve Insulation Jackets

Why Insulate Valves? According to insulation.org, “Steam valves should be insulated. Insulating them conserves energy and also provides personnel safety protection. Since valves require periodic maintenance, the form of insulation used on valves should be easily removable and replaceable. Many manufacturers provide custom-made insulation jackets that fit their valves. These are usually very snug...

Insulation Jackets Case Study: Garfield Building In San Francisco, CA

Oct 02 2019
Insulation Jackets Case Study: Garfield Building In San Francisco, CA

The Garfield Building in San Francisco, located in the heart of the theater district, is a beautiful 28 unit building built by the Reid Brothers in 1908, and the infrastructure was totally gutted and remodeled in 2008. Dave Pritchard, the Garfield

Minimize Heat Loss With A Heat Loss Audit & Report

Sep 07 2019
Minimize Heat Loss With A Heat Loss Audit & Report

Managing dozens or hundreds of mechanical components like steam traps, valves, and pipes operating throughout many buildings can be a daunting responsibility. Locating, identifying, and keeping the components tagged and in working order is difficult enough, let alone optimizing their energy efficiency by ensuring the best insulation is installed in the right places and is in good condition! A...

Gas Transmission Pipeline Insulation

Mar 03 2019
Gas Transmission Pipeline Insulation

According to The American Petroleum Institute (API), gas transmission pipelines are used to transport gas from production to point of use. There are three types of gas transmission pipelines:

Insulating your PRV (Pressure Reducing Valves)

Oct 17 2018
Insulating your PRV (Pressure Reducing Valves)

Removable insulation jackets are becoming more of a necessity every year when it comes to running an industrial facility that utilizes a plethora of equipment. One piece of equipment that could really use proper insulation are the pressure reducing valves in your facility.

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 towards...

Preventing the Frozen Pipe Nightmare

Sep 14 2018
Preventing the Frozen Pipe Nightmare

Summer is nearly over, now is the time to prevent pipe line freeze-ups! Frozen piping doesn’t only happen with water lines, there are many other substances and chemicals that are piped within a facility. Some pipes can cause shutdowns of production lines if the line freezes and breaks, creating hazardous conditions and in general wreak havoc!

Insulating Steam Components in Duke University Mechanical Room

Jul 16 2018
Insulating Steam Components in Duke University Mechanical Room

Case Study: Insulating Steam Components in Duke University Mechanical Room Project BackgroundDuke University is home of the Blue Devils, boasting a population of 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students and world-class faculty. Duke has an unyielding commitment to spreading and applying knowledge in service of society, both near the North Carolina-based campus and beyond. In 2009, Duke launched...

The Lonely Uninsulated Steam Valve

Jun 26 2018
The Lonely Uninsulated Steam Valve

This article was written by Brian Bannon & Meghan Dubielewicz