Recent Posts by DI Team

Streamline Aerogel Insulation Installation With DI Fit™ Aerogel Fittings

Whether you're insulating components in frigid environments or in high-heat conditions, the right insulating material is essential. Aerogel insulation provides an effective thermal barrier for both sides of the temperature spectrum to suit your needs.

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Mitered Elbows vs. DI Fit Engineered Elbows: What's the Difference?

When it comes to choosing how you will insulate a bend in a pipe on big jobs, you have choices: mitered elbow or engineered elbow? Although either might work for your needs, you can likely identify one clear winner based on particular features or the scale of your application.

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Breaking Down Distribution International’s Insulation Fabrication Capabilities

Need thermal jacketing for a commercial or industrial facility? What about pipe wraps? Insulation fabrication centers on customizing—converting and cutting—insulation materials to your precise needs.

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How to Properly Install Removable Insulation Blankets

Insulation blankets are protective covers for mechanical components like valves, pumps, heat exchangers and turbines. They are made with thermal insulation materials that can withstand industrial conditions and are designed to perform multiple functions, from regulating operating temperatures (they slow thermal energy transfer) and providing wear and tear protection to maximizing efficiency and providing acoustic protection against noise pollution. Without proper protection, machinery is susceptible to wear and tear, overheating, and freezing.

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The Installer's Guide to Heat Tracing and Insulation

Temperature regulation is key to the success of commercial and industrial piping and insulation projects. In some cases, thermal insulation is enough to solve the problem. However, sometimes temperature regulation becomes a more complex issue. Jacketing or cladding can erode over time due to natural wear and tear, and improper installation risks rapid heat loss. Thermal cycling causes expansion and contraction of jacketing material, which begins to deteriorate over time. 

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Why You Should Buy Insulation Online

Finding the right insulation solutions for your next project can be a challenge. With so many options to choose from, it may be difficult to get started. Insulation products and MRO (maintenance, repair, and operation) accessories yield results based on many factors, including climate, installation location, and product material.  Distribution International’s ecommerce platform, CustomerConnect, provides 24/7 access to over 30,000 insulation and accessory items.    

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The Role of Insulation in Industrial Acoustics

No one likes working in noisy spaces. But for workers in industrial environments, excess noise proves detrimental not only to productivity levels but also to health. For one thing, when surrounded by too much noise, workers are unable to work productively or communicate effectively. Even worse, consistent and aggressive sound can cause permanent hearing loss. 

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4 Firestop Mistakes to Avoid on Your Next Firestop Project

Fires of any size can wreak havoc on commercial and industrial spaces. They put the safety of workers at risk and cause permanent damage and destruction to your machinery. Smoke is an even greater threat than the flames themselves. Smoke and toxic gases make up 50-80% of all fire-related deaths. As commercial and industrial spaces work diligently to mitigate the risk of fire damage, their design  must also include precautionary measures to stop the spread of smoke.

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How Is R-Value Calculated?

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. 

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3 Types of Insulation for Fireproofing and Methods of Installation

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. 

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