Increase Energy Efficiency

4 Steps to an Effective Year-End Efficiency Review

As things are winding down to the end of the year, many companies take time look at their balance sheet over the past 12 months and plan for improvements and growth over the next year. Efficiency improvements can include everything from how you’re meeting corporate sustainability objectives to how to eliminate problems

Improve Facility Efficiency & Worker Productivity by Insulating Exhaust Ducts

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

Case Study: Chemical Tank Insulation (Payback in Just 15 Months!)

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

5 Smart Ways to Proactively Reduce Factory Downtime

When production comes to a halt it’s one of the biggest “Red Alerts” in any factory.  When a plant is experiencing downtime it means orders aren’t being filled and staff are idle waiting on the problem to get corrected.  And each minute that production is down, costs are skyrocketing. The average manufacturer

Case Study: Ovens Insulated to Save Over 3 Million Btus per Year

One of the industrial applications that the Heat Shield™ EPX-H2O thermal insulation coating was specifically designed for is the insulation of large industrial ovens to solve issues with energy loss and personnel safety without interfering with the oven related processes. The EPX-H2O coating is rugged enough to be used on the outside

Three Great Ways to Keep Metal Buildings Cooler

When the summer sun hits, metal buildings can heat up fast and make working conditions inside pretty unbearable. Metal is an excellent conductor of heat, so when the temperature is 90 degrees Fahrenheit outside, a metal building can easily heat up past the 100 degree mark without proper HVAC. And even with

Incorporate Thermal Insulation and Protective Coatings into Your Corporate Sustainability Initiatives

Many companies have corporate sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives that have far reaching positive impacts. They’re designed to do things such as: Reduce energy consumption Lower carbon emissions Improve employee health and safety Employ sustainable packaging Reduce excess waste Lower water use In a nutshell, companies commit to running their

Chemical Industry Challenges Solved with Corrosion and Chemical Resistant Insulating Paints

When it comes to corrosion, chemical and petrochemical facilities have unique challenges. Chemical plants typically contain a wide variety of corrosive environments where not only moisture, but also a variety of chemicals, are present and create multiple challenges for asset protection. Insulating equipment is often necessary to keep chemicals at a desired

Heat Shield Coatings: The Perfect Solution for Insulating Large Tanks

One of the more difficult assets to insulate well are large tanks, such as those that hold fuel oil, process asphalt, or are used in chemical processing and more. The sheer size of the tanks, which can be multiple stories high, means there is a lot of area for heat loss or

3 Ways Energy Protect™ Can Improve Building Energy Efficiency

Commercial buildings have multiple areas where energy can be lost without proper insulation. These include walls, skylights, and ductwork. Each area has its own challenges when it comes to insulating to reduce heat loss Walls are difficult to add traditional insulation to in a retrofit situation, especially if they’re solid brick or