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  • 06/14/18
    Inspectioneering
    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 overviewHistory of CUICausesDetectionPrevention/mitigationCodes, standards, and best practicesFurther readingClick here to download this report, at no cost.more...
  • 05/09/18
    Doug Fast & Kim Melton
    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.more...
  • 05/08/18
    Kim Melton
    Rooftop ducts pose a unique set of variables that can influence insulation material selection. The simple fact that they are outdoors sets a different bar for performance requirements than typical indoor HVAC applications. As a result, installers and specifiers frequently look for specific material features and performance benefits when they select a material for rooftop ducts.more...
  • 05/08/18
    Energy Design Resources
    Tight design timelines can compromise the design team's ability to consider factors like life cycle cost, distribution efficiency, access, maintainability, and system integration.more...
  • 05/08/18
    Jay Bowen
    Let’s look into the industrial and commercial insulation realm. The goal of insulation is to keep the heat in the system as long as possible—or at least until it’s delivered to its useful destination. Insulation’s effectiveness is tied in good portion to its efficiency, which requires that all material be installed correctly. Once it is in place, the efficiency is tied to proper maintenance, managing product aging, and remediation.more...
  • 05/08/18
    NAIMA
    Several research studies have taken a close and practical look at duct systems in homes. The results are astounding. They show duct leakage and location of supply and return outlets have a much greater impact on overall home energy usage than previously thought.The magnitude of the observed leakage from an uninsulated system when the air handling unit is turned on may double or triple the home infiltration rate and increase space conditioning costs by an estimated 10% to 12%.more...
  • 05/08/18
    W. Goetzler, R. Zogg, H. Hiraiwa, J. Burgos, J. Young
    This report assesses 182 different heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) technologies for U.S. commercial buildings to identify and provide analysis on 17 priority technology options in various stages of development. The analyses include an estimation of technical energy-savings potential, description of technical maturity, description of non-energy benefits, description of current barriers for market adoption, and description of the technology’s applicability to different buildingmore...
  • 05/08/18
    USGBC
    The LEED Green Building Certification structure can seem a little complicated and daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Start breaking down the details with this fact sheet, and sign up to attend our upcoming webinar to learn more about LEED and the resources that are available to you. Sign up to attend the webinar. Visit the Fact Sheet.more...
  • 05/08/18
    Insulation Outlook
    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 moremore...
  • 05/08/18
    Ronald L. King
    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.more...