As you take on your next major project, you’ll want to know that the insulation you’re using is the best fit for the job. One of the most effective strategies for measuring an insulation’s overall performance is to calculate its R-value.
Proper insulation keeps components and systems working effectively over time and mitigates risks everywhere, from inside your walls to within your ductwork. Chilled water systems need adequate insulation, too, protecting them so they can effectively execute cooling functions.
Commercial and industrial spaces of all sizes are susceptible to fires. Combustible dust, flammable liquids and gases and hot work equipment (heating, burning, soldering) are cause for concern. Workplaces that do not take the proper fireproofing precautions put their workers at risk.
Blankets, boards, wraps ... In the wide world of insulation solutions, you have seemingly endless options to choose from. Fiberglass tape is one more material designed for specific uses — especially throughout construction, automotive, marine and electrical industries — and it might be the best fit for your project. Discover what fiberglass tape is and how it’s used, and get pointers on how to install it correctly from the pros at Distribution International.
Late deliveries, product shortages and a lack of qualified labor. If there is one topic consumers and professionals alike are well aware of right now, it is the difficulty of navigating the challenges in our global supply chains. But it is also difficult to fully understand everything that has led to the current situation, much less how to adapt to it.
You want your building to run at peak performance every day, and that includes the mechanical systems at work inside and outside of it. Insulation should protect your pipes, equipment and other mechanical components, but it can become compromised — so you should spend a little time thinking about insulation blankets.
Adhesives are substances that are used to permanently join two objects together or seal objects to prevent hazards such as oxidation, corrosion and water leakage. Adhesives come in a wide assortment of types and materials, used for applications ranging from industrial to biomedical to pharmaceutical.
Proper insulation is essential, not only because it improves building safety and operational efficiency, but also because it can prevent potential on-site injuries to employees and contractors. So you need to install the right-fit insulation material for your application. Follow along as we discuss fiberglass pipe insulation and how it works to protect your components and building.