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  • December 12, 2018

    As 2018 comes to a close, we’re taking a look at your favorite blogs from 2018. Below is a list of our 5 most popular blogs from the last year.

    5.Considerations for Thin Blanket Insulations: Not all thin blankets are created equal, and we dive into precisely why in this blog. Read on for key details you need to keep in mind before selecting or specifying a thin blanket insulation material.

  • December 12, 2018

    In its October Short-Term Energy Outlook, the US Energy Information Administration forecast that US crude oil production will average 11.8 million b/d in 2019, which is 300,000 b/d higher than the forecast in its September STEO.

    The higher production forecast reflects higher-than-expected increases to Texas and North Dakota production in July, revising upwards the baseline of the forecast, and a response to higher forecast prices.

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  • December 12, 2018

    Halfway through 2018, it is time to look at the construction industry trends and predictions and see which ones are shaping up. Keeping on top of new and emerging trends in the construction industry not only helps keep your company from falling behind, but it helps you prepare for the future. This year has been an interesting year, with many changes to supply routes and technology. With the continuing growth and evolution of the construction industry, companies must stay up-to-date if they want to remain competitive. Here are 10 construction industry trends in 2018 that will carry into 2019.

  • December 12, 2018

    Market research reports titled Insulation to 2019 (focused on US) and Global Insulation Industry Report 2015 are the latest addition to manufacturing and construction business intelligence collection of ReportsnReports.com.

    Complete report on US insulation market spread across 353 pages, profiling 35 insulation companies and supported with 64 tables and 10 charts is now available at http://www.reportsnreports.com/reports/426155-insulation-to-2019.html .

  • November 7, 2018

    It may be tempting to assume that utilizing a hydrophobic blanket insulation, like InsulThin® HT or silica aerogel blankets, will be sufficient to address CUI, but it’s important to remember that hydrophobicity is not a panacea solution for CUI. While hydrophobic treatments do help prevent water from penetrating into the system, most hydrophobic treatments are silicone-based additives that are organic in nature. As such, these types of silicone-based hydrophobic treatments begin to burn off around 450°F and have an upper temperature limit of 600°F.

  • November 7, 2018

    Microporous insulation is a composite material in the form of compacted powder or fibers with an average interconnecting pore size comparable to or below the mean free path of air molecules at standard atmospheric pressure. Microporous insulation may contain opacifiers to reduce the amount of radiant heat transmitted.

  • November 7, 2018

    Laser scanning (profilometry) is a highly effective and accurate inspection method for measuring changes in geometry of pressurized vessels, piping and pipelines. The laser scanning data is used to measure the deviations from normal geometry, such as those caused by corrosion, mechanical damage and other structural distortions. The primary goal of the laser scanning analysis is to feed highly accurate geometric data of in-service vessels and components into advanced modelling and analysis software packages.

    Click here to learn more about laser scanning to detect corrosion. 

  • November 7, 2018

    Superhydrophobic surfaces have evoked great interest in researchers for both purely academic pursuits and industrial applications. Metal corrosion is a serious problem, both economically and operationally, for engineering systems such as aircraft, automobiles, pipelines, and naval vessels.

  • October 17, 2018

    As the industrial industry evolves, new insulation technology has emerged to meet the changing needs of the industry. One of the latest introductions has been thin, blanket insulation. Thin blankets typically range between 5mm and 10mm thick, and can be used in high-temperature or cryogenic applications. Two popular thin blanket insulations are Johns Manville’s InsulThin™ HT, a hydrophobic, microporous, thin blanket insulation, and silica aerogel, a hydrophobic, aerogel, thin blanket insulation.

  • October 17, 2018

    Sixty-two billion dollars: That’s how much U.S. companies pay each year to cover expenses associated with workplace injuries, according to the Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index.

    It’s no secret a strong workplace safety program is critical for protecting a business’s bottom line and its image as a safe-minded, healthy place to work. Occupational safety and health programs reduce expenses related to medical care, paid time off, litigation and disaster mitigation.