• June 14, 2018

    Corrosion under insulation (CUI) is one of the most significant issues facing industrial facility owners, engineers, and maintenance personnel who work with above-ambient process piping and equipment. Unfortunately, CUI can be very difficult to detect, often only being discovered after it has caused significant damage. There are several non-destructive methods for detecting in-situ metal loss without removing the insulation, such as infrared scanning. However, such methods involve costly equipment and can evaluate only a small area at a time.

  • June 14, 2018

    Inspectioneering created this Asset Intelligence Report on corrosion under insulation (CUI), one of the most well-known phenomena in the oil & gas, chemical, and petrochemical industries.

    The report is available to anyone and everyone wishing to learn more about corrosion under insulation. The sections included in this report are:

    • A brief overview
    • History of CUI
    • Causes
    • Detection
    • Prevention/mitigation
    • Codes, standards, and best practices
    • Further reading

    Click here to download this report, at no cost.

  • May 9, 2018

    We recently published Part 1 & 2 of the blog series,Don’t Settle When It Comes to Vibration. The previous blog addressed several types of insulation that you can use in high-temperature industrial applications where vibration is a significant component of the industrial environment.

  • May 8, 2018

    Insulation systems, like all mechanical systems, require periodic inspection and maintenance. While inspection and maintenance are the responsibility of the owner, the fact is that many insulation systems are frequently ignored. With time, insulation systems can be damaged, and if they are not repaired or replaced, they can become ineffective. Insulation contractors can play a key role in facilitating regular inspection and maintenance programs to prevent this outcome.

    Click here to read more about insulation system inspection and maintenance.

  • May 8, 2018

    Mechanical insulation in commercial buildings is often hidden behind walls, above ceilings, and in mechanical rooms where only a few have access. In manufacturing or industrial facilities, it is more often exposed to the view of all who venture by. Yet, it seems invisible when energy conservation initiatives are investigated, and it is seldom considered from a return on investment perspective.

  • May 8, 2018

    For optimum operation, industrial facilities such as power plants require mechanical insulation on pipes, ducts, tanks and equipment. Mechanical insulation in a power plant controls temperature variation to help limit heat gain or loss on surfaces operating at temperatures above or below ambient temperature. An experienced contractor typically manages installation of mechanical insulation in industrial environments.

  • April 4, 2018

    The global cost of corrosion is $2.5 trillion annually1. That staggering number is an aggregate of prevention, maintenance, damage, and recovery efforts for the government and private sector alike. In the industrial industry, the battle against corrosion is an ongoing process that can often be both costly and time consuming.

  • April 4, 2018

    In spite of improvements driven by the U.S. Pipeline Safety Improvement Act of 2002 and the added emphasis on integrity management, pipeline failures due to internal corrosion continue to occur. The U.S.

  • April 4, 2018

    The United States population has doubled in the last 60 years—has the mechanical insulation industry seen the same kind of growth? Although the industry was not developing publically-available data 60 years ago, it is fair to estimate that the insulation industry has doubled, if not tripled. Additionally, the forecasts for the next 2 to 3 years are indicating the potential for double-digit growth (10–15%), which is welcome news after the difficulties created by the recent recession.

  • April 4, 2018

    There are a number of effective ways to prevent corrosion under insulation (CUI) on pipes and equipment that operate at above ambient temperatures. Some people think that the best approach is to coat the pipes prior to installing the thermal insulation and not worry about what type of insulation to use. Others believe the best approach is to find the perfect type of insulation—the “silver bullet”—that will never allow CUI.