When you’re operating a building, there is always a balance between cost efficiency and occupant safety and comfort. Costs include everything from ongoing maintenance, to energy used for the heating and cooling system, to installation of safety features like handrails, and there’s a constant prioritization happening between those needs and your budget.
When the freezing weather hits, it can put a chill on facility operations. Fluids in non-insulated lines or tanks can freeze, ice build up can cause corrosion pitting and personnel safety concerns, and small parts can freeze up and corrode. The good news is that there is generally plenty of time to
One area of heat process equipment that tends to go uninsulated are the large industrial exhaust ducts that are used to expel excess heat from industrial ovens, extruders, boilers, and other processing activities. Because the heat is being removed from the process and expelled elsewhere (usually outside), there’s a belief that the
The chemical industry is one were insulating storage tanks can be challenging. Not only do they have to insulate huge surface areas of tanks that are 30’ high (or taller), they also have to worry about corrosion that can put the integrity of the tank in danger. Insulating with traditional materials (fiberglass