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  • 05/31/17
    Bob Bunn
    All mechanical systems, including insulation systems, require periodic inspections and maintenance to ensure that the cladding or insulation materials are not damaged, compromised, or even missing altogether.  Failure to conduct these inspections in a timely manner or document repairs/replacement of insulating materials can result in compromised personnel protection, reduced process efficiency and control, increased rates of corrosion, and ongoing economic losses in energy efficiency – tomore...
  • 05/31/17
    David Wichner
    Giving birth to invention out of necessity, a group of UA scientists found a new way to combat industrial corrosion — and a new, cleaner method of metals extraction for the mining industry in the bargain.The work of the University of Arizona’s Dominic Gervasio and his colleagues has led to the launch of two companies, Caltrode and MetOxs, to commercialize the technologies with the help of Tech Launch Arizona.more...
  • 05/31/17
    Johan Sentjens
    When it comes to corrosion under insulation (CUI), I tend to call it a "minefield," and for more than one reason. It’s not only a hidden phenomenon, but it's also one that can really come back to bite companies who don’t invest in a good CUI mitigation strategy, because sooner or later, those companies are going to get their names in the papers due to unwanted accidents, production loss and environmental damages. (Gain an introduction to CUI in Understanding Insulation Chemistry Proven tomore...
  • 05/31/17
    Alan Kehr
    The proper design to minimize corrosion is as important as the selection of materials. In many structures, a lack of design consideration given to corrosion control is the weakest link in corrosion control. Designers should have skills to determine the mechanical properties and strength required to ensure that a structure is resistant to corrosion. A background and solid understanding of the corrosion process is important as well. While selecting materials, the designer has to consider themore...
  • 05/17/17
    John Elverum
    As the global movement toward greener living continues to build momentum, the emphasis on energy savings is evolving from the sole component of green building design to being just one facet of the equation. Green building certifications now focus on things like product life-cycles, energy savings, manufacturing processes, and even things like access to bike paths or public transportation.more...
  • 05/17/17
    Green Building News
    WASHINGTON — Each year, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) recognizes 10 buildings for superior sustainable design. The awards measure energy and water use, materials, resilience, economic impact and ease of access to public transportation. The awards were presented on April 22 this year to coincide with Earth Day. The top three winners in 2017 were the Brock Environmental Center in Virginia Beach, Va., Bristol Community College in Fall River, Mass., and Stanford University’s Centralmore...
  • 05/17/17
    Selina Holmes
    Use these resources to get started with your LEED BD+C project: You've made the big decision—you're going to pursue LEED v4 certification using the Building Design and Construction (BD+C) rating system. Now it's time to get your ducks in a row.We offer many resources for LEED project teams to get you started on the right foot. Here are the tools and resources that can help you succeed with your project. Click here for a library of resources to help you on your way to LEED Certification.more...
  • 05/17/17
    Michael Northrop
    Buildings - the places we live, work, play and learn - currently account for about one third of global energy consumption. As population and urbanization continue to increase, energy demand in buildings could reach 50 percent of global energy use by 2050.The building sector is therefore a major contributor to climate change and must be a major part of the solution. Buildings also represent one of the most cost effective ways to tackle emissions reductions. Lower energy use saves money andmore...
  • 05/17/17
    JM Editors
    The most recent estimates from the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) put the global cost of corrosion into the trillions of dollars1. These costs include corrosion in the industrial industry where corrosion under insulation (CUI) has been plaguing the industry for decades. To help combat this, industry experts have come up with a number of different technologies and methods to help prevent corrosion.more...
  • 05/17/17
    David L. Chandeler
    Sometimes water spreads evenly when it hits a surface; sometimes it beads into tiny droplets. While people have noticed these differences since ancient times, a better understanding of these properties, and new ways of controlling them, may bring important new applications.more...