Industrial Insulation
Dec. 17, 2014
JM Editors

Top Ten Most Popular IIG Blog Articles for 2014

As the year winds down, we thought it might be interesting — and instructive — to examine what articles the readers of “Industrial Insulation News and Trends” liked most of a...
Industrial Insulation
Dec. 03, 2014
JM Editors

Insulation Coatings vs Traditional Industrial Insulation: A New Report

Industrial insulation coatings are heat-reflective paints that installers use to coat pipes to reduce outward heat radiation. They are often promoted by manufacturers as a vi...
Industrial Insulation
Dec. 03, 2014
JM Editors

What Makes Perlite a Natural Insulator?

In its natural state, Perlite is an amorphous volcanic glass that has a relatively high water content, typically formed by the hydration of obsidian. Both versatile and susta...
Industrial Insulation
Dec. 03, 2014
JM Editors

An App for Calculating the Financial Return on Mechanical Insulation

Want to calculate the financial returns related to a financial investment in mechanical insulation? The National Insulation Association has an Android smartphone app that mak...
Industrial Insulation
Dec. 03, 2014
JM Editors

Superstorms Pose a Threat to America’s Energy Capital

A new Reuters report reveals that greater Houston, Texas, the city devastated by Hurricane Ike six years ago, faces a rising threat from the fallout from global climate chang...
Industrial Insulation
Nov. 12, 2014
JM Editors

NAIMA’s Report on Thermal Performance of Insulation Coatings

The National Insulation Manufacturer’s Association examined the question that insulation customers often ask: “How do ceramic coatings provide superior thermal resistance in ...
Industrial Insulation
Nov. 12, 2014
JM Editors

What Do We Mean by Economic Thickness of Insulation?

Insulating any industrial system involves a capital expense. Thus a critical factor in making the decision to invest is to analyze the cost of the proposed solution. But the ...
Industrial Insulation
Nov. 12, 2014
JM Editors

Maximizing System Energy Efficiency with Proper Insulation

Properly designed insulation and refractories for industrial systems can mean big energy and cost savings for manufacturing companies both large and small.Dr. Arvind Thekdi, ...
Industrial Insulation
Nov. 12, 2014
JM Editors

Reasons Behind the Recent Oil Price Drop

The benchmark U.S. petroleum price has plunged more than 25% since June, trading below $80 a barrel thanks to America’s production boom and the recent decision by Saudi Arabi...
Industrial Insulation
Oct. 29, 2014
JM Editors

Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI) Part IV: Insulation System Maintenance

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Industrial Insulation
Oct. 29, 2014
JM Editors

Insulation Resources on LinkedIn

There are thousands of insulation industry professionals registered on LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network with 300 million members. In addition to connecting ...
Industrial Insulation
Oct. 29, 2014
JM Editors

5% Annual Growth Projected for World Insulation Market

A study just published by the Freedonia Group estimates that global demand for insulation will increase at the rate of 5% for the next 4 years to nearly 25 billion square met...
Industrial Insulation
Oct. 29, 2014
JM Editors

Solar Thermal Electric Power Gaining Momentum

There are two types of solar plants generating power for the U.S. electrical grid. One uses photovoltaic (PV) panels to convert the sun’s energy into an electric current.. Th...
Industrial Insulation
Oct. 15, 2014
JM Editors

CUI: Seeing the Big Picture

Although Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI) has long been an issue, it has come to the forefront in the last decade as catastrophic failures are occurring more frequently on pi...
Industrial Insulation
Oct. 15, 2014
JM Editors

Where Are The Nation’s Refineries Located?

According to Wikipedia, “a refinery is a production facility composed of a group of chemical engineering unit processes and unit operations refining certain materials or conv...
Industrial Insulation
Oct. 15, 2014
JM Editors

The Facts About Insulation Mold Growth

Do the fiber materials used to make mineral wool insulation contribute to mold growth? No way, says a new report from the North American Insulation Manufacturers Association....
Industrial Insulation
Oct. 15, 2014
JM Editors

Which U.S. Manufacturing Industry Is the Most Energy-Intensive?

Answer: Cement. According to the U.S. Energy Information Agency, the industrial category, which encompasses manufacturing, mining, agriculture, and construction, accounted fo...
Industrial Insulation
Oct. 01, 2014
Bob Bunn

“Bring On the Heat”

There is a common notion that all industrial insulations show a decrease in performance as process temperatures rise. While this may be true in most cases, not all industrial...
Industrial Insulation
Oct. 01, 2014
JM Editors

Definitions of Common Heat Transfer and Insulation Terms

We know that K-factor is the rate at which heat flows through a material. It measures the heat in BTUs that passes through one square foot of a homogeneous substance, 1 inch ...
Industrial Insulation
Oct. 01, 2014
JM Editors

A Mechanical Insulation Best Practices Guide from Canada

The members of the Thermal Insulation Association of Canada (TIAC) is comprised of professionals in the manufacturing, fabrication, distribution and installation of insulatio...
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