Industrial Insulation

Insulation is a key component of energy efficiency in industrial applications. Any industrial process that involves temperatures significantly above or below room temperature could benefit from appropriately designed and installed insulation products. 

For example, plastics manufacturers realize excellent returns from insulation projects. Injection molding machines require liquid plastic to be kept at temperatures of several hundred degrees. Proper insulation of the pipes, or barrels, where the plastic is melted and injected into the forming molds will prevent heat loss, which keeps the plastic at a more consistent temperature and requires less electricity to keep it heated. More energy is saved due to less cooling and ventilation required to cool the air around the machines to a tolerable temperature for the workers. The insulation also protects the workers around the machines by covering hot surfaces that can easily cause burns when touched.

Heating, cooling, and refrigeration (HVAC-R) systems benefit from strategically placed insulation as well. While most pipes carrying superheated steam, hot water, or supercooled refrigerant are typically insulated, many valves, flanges, elbows, and hubs are left exposed. Covering these with proper insulation will help keep these systems operating effectively while using less energy.

The best type of insulation for a particular application will depend on a number of factors, including the temperature range, the budget, and the ease of installation. Contact us now to see how we can help you insulate your operations from energy waste.