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  • 03/27/19
    Ames Kulprathipanja, Kelly Sandin, & Kim Melton
    When installing industrial insulation, dust is almost always a given– regardless of what type of material is being used. For this reason, most manufacturers have personal protective equipment (PPE) guidelines they recommend for installers who handle their insulation products. These guidelines usually include long sleeves, pants, safety glasses, gloves, and a dust mask, and they are in place to help prevent nuisance dust from causing temporary, mechanical irritation for the installers.more...
  • 03/27/19
    Stefanie Valentic
    Clean and tidy work facilities lead to better morale in manufacturing environments, according to a new study from Tork, an Essity brand.A recent survey conducted by the hygiene brand revealed the manufacturing employees cite operational efficiency; safety and hygiene; and organization of the workplace as the top three factors influencing happiness on the job.Click here to read more about the results from this survey and what it means for your facility. more...
  • 03/27/19
    Michael Pardus
    When it comes to chemical exposure protection for employees and downstream users, companies must be compliant with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations. In 1970, OSHA created permissible exposure limits (PELs) that remain the rule of law to this day, though knowledge regarding exposure and toxicity has continued to evolve since then.more...
  • 03/27/19
    Emily Ysaguirre
    More than 40% of the OSHA compliance officers who inspect America’s workplaces are industrial hygienists (OSHA.gov). Industrial Hygiene (IH) is the practice of regulating, anticipating, evaluating and participating in the prevention of hazards within the workplace that will affect the wellbeing of workers.Health and safety hazards cover a wide-range of physical, chemical and biological stressors which may cause sickness, impaired health or significant discomfort among workers or citizens ofmore...
  • 02/25/19
    Kim Melton
    Corrosion under insulation (CUI) is a hot-button issue for the industrial industry, and rightfully so. Studies have shown that CUI is the cause of 40-60% of the money spent on piping maintenance in the oil and gas industry1. That’s no small sum, and that’s why many minds throughout the industry are working to find new solutions to help prevent or inhibit corrosion.more...
  • 02/25/19
    Michael Lowes
    Equipment often found in refineries may be enveloped in insulation and weathering jackets to maintain internal processing temperatures. In many cases moisture from the environment will penetrate the weathering jacket and infiltrate the insulation, leaching corrosive ions to the surface of metal equipment, effectively creating a corrosion cell. The goal of this project is to investigate different insulating materials for their ability to inhibit corrosion under insulation (CUI).more...
  • 02/25/19
    Frazier Reliability Solutions
    Corrosion under insulation (CUI) is one of the problems crippling the gas and oil industry. It can cost companies a lot of money every year in repair, inspections, and replacement costs. It refers to a form of corrosion that occurs between the material used for insulating gas lines and the outer surface of a pipeline. corrosion under insulation is the cause of most leaks experienced in the oil and gas industry. It is also one of the problems that companies in the gas and oil industry aremore...
  • 02/25/19
    Del Williams
    Corrosion under insulation (CUI) is the root cause of many of the global petrochemical industry’s most serious problems including forced shutdowns, lost production, early repair and replacement, as well as safety and environmental consequences that can cost millions of dollars per incident.more...
  • 02/19/19
    JM Editors
    Johns Manville (JM) announced today it will make a significant investment toward expanding capacity at its Defiance, Ohio, manufacturing facility. The expansion will allow Johns Manville to increase the production of its fiberglass pipe insulation products, Micro-Lok® HP and Micro-Lok® HP Ultra.more...
  • 02/19/19
    Ron King
    Have you ever thought about what impact the insulation industry has on the overall U.S. economy? In comparison to many industries the insulation industry is relatively small, but its impact should not be underestimated. Following is the executive summary from The Contributions of Insulation to the U.S. Economy in 2017, which was published in April 2018 by the Economics and Statistics Department of the American Chemistry Council (ACC).Click here to read the summary of the report. Click here tomore...