Industrial Insulation
Dec. 21, 2016
JM-IIG Editors

Top 10 Blogs from 2016

The goal of the JM Industrial Blog is to create industry-specific blog articles that cover everything from new methods of corrosion testing to understanding acoustical contro...
Industrial Insulation
Dec. 21, 2016
NANCY FORD

Petrochemical leaders discuss state of industry, weigh options

“Identifying product demand drivers in emerging countries. Recognizing and capitalizing on the advantages and challenges of the shale revolution. Replenishing a shrinking ind...
Industrial Insulation
Dec. 21, 2016
Tim Tiebert

Preparing Your Plant for Cold Weather

Does your facility have an updated and ongoing process to prepare for the cooler temperatures? Some facilities have issues that could demand a unique plan to be considered…Re...
Industrial Insulation
Dec. 21, 2016

Mechanical Insulation Design Guide: Design Objectives

“Most engineers, architects, and end users are familiar with the use of insulation to reduce heating and cooling loads and control noise, but are less familiar with insulatio...
Industrial Insulation
Dec. 14, 2016
Ames Kulprathipanja

A Systems Application Approach to Corrosion Testing Part 3: The Thermal Results

Earlier this year, we initiated long-term thermal and corrosion testing with a third-party agency to determine how various types of insulation perform in real-world environme...
Industrial Insulation
Dec. 14, 2016

New ASTM Guide Helps Prevent Corrosion and Lengthen Life of Equipment

Monitoring and controlling corrosion is a major focus in the industry today. ASTM has developed a new guide to help companies deal with this issue. The guide focuses on equip...
Industrial Insulation
Dec. 14, 2016
Sara Hayes

The Clean Power Plan and Energy Efficiency: Where Do We Go from Here?

With the uncertainty surrounding the political climate right now, many people are curious about what will happen in energy efficiency regulations in the upcoming years. This ...
Industrial Insulation
Dec. 14, 2016
Robin Dupre

New Refinery Slated for Construction in South Texas

Raven Petroleum L.L.C., is planning a new $500 million oil refinery in Texas. Raven is a development group that focuses on energy-related properties. These plans will bring m...
Industrial Insulation
Nov. 30, 2016
Ames Kulprathipanja

A Systems Application Approach to Corrosion Testing Part 2: The Corrosion Results

Earlier this year, we published a blog, "A Systems Approach to Corrosion Testing," introducing a new corrosion test method being conducted by a third party agency&nbsp
Industrial Insulation
Nov. 29, 2016

Corrosion Under Insulation-Testing of Protective Systems at High Temperatures

As on- and off-shore manufacturing facilities look for new ways to battle corrosion under insulation (CUI), many are turning to new test methods to confirm exactly what is an...
Industrial Insulation
Nov. 29, 2016

Microwave detection of corrosion under insulation

Removing the insulation is not an option, so what are some other ways to detect CUI? This research group has explored the idea of detecting CUI using microwaves. Can you use ...
Industrial Insulation
Nov. 29, 2016

Inspection Technique for CUI (Corrosion under Insulation) by Using Fiber Optical AE Sensor

Many companies are developing ways to detect corrosion under insulation. One company has published a white paper explaining their research. In it they state, “Development of ...
Industrial Insulation
Nov. 16, 2016
Bob Bunn

Industrial Insulation Specifications: What Needs to Happen, Why It Matters, and Who Should Care

Industrial insulation specifications are the result of copious notes, research, and specifications that are refined over time and compiled into documents to share with the pr...
Industrial Insulation
Nov. 16, 2016

Mineral Fiber Insulation Products for Commercial and Industrial Applications

Identifying the correct insulations to use in the appropriate applications is critically important.&nbsp
Industrial Insulation
Nov. 16, 2016

Insulation Materials Specification Chart

Specifications are the building blocks that make up our world. National Insulation Association has put together a chart that breaks down product types by standards. The infor...
Industrial Insulation
Nov. 16, 2016

Corrosion Under Insulation (Codes)

CUI is a very well-known and highly researched topic in the industrial insulation arena, yet we still find systems that have been specified with outdated information. Here is...
Industrial Insulation
Nov. 04, 2016
Doug Fast

Acoustical Control Part 2: How to Achieve Desired Performance Using Prescriptive Design

In a previous blog,Acoustical Control: Understanding Insertion Loss Part 1, we talked about the concept of insertion loss. As a quick recap, insertion loss quantifies the red...
Industrial Insulation
Nov. 04, 2016
Robert D. Bruce

Engineering Controls for Reducing Workplace Noise

Per OSHA requirements, workers should only be subject to 90dBA for 8 hours a day. Nearly every part of an industrial system produces sounds at this level or higher. This arti...
Industrial Insulation
Nov. 04, 2016
Van Dam

The Importance of Acoustics in Creating a Healthy Working Environment

Personnel protection is top of mind for any specifier or engineer. Actively considering factors like proximity, path, and safe-to-touch temperatures is commonplace in the des...
Industrial Insulation
Nov. 04, 2016
Patrick J Brooks P.E.

Industrial Noise Control

What does OSHA actually say about noise? Usually, we think that noise can just cause hearing damage, but it turns out, that there are many more side-effects of noise pollutio...
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