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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3 Things You Need To Know About Acoustical and Sound Control Insulation

If you work in the construction and manufacturing industries, you know that sometimes noise is simply part of the job. But excessive noise, especially over time, is more than just a nuisance. Repeated exposure to loud sounds can cause accidents on the job and can even result in permanent hearing loss long term. 

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Thermal Insulation Materials for Buildings – What Are My Options?

Industrial, commercial and residential buildings rely on efficient systems to conserve energy while protecting people. Thermal insulation helps achieve this by reducing the transfer of thermal energy while remaining both cost-effective and environmentally friendly.

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5 Reasons to Use Removable Insulation Blankets

Removable insulation blankets, also known as removable insulation jackets or pads, consist of layers of thermal, noncombustible insulation materials. You’ll most often see them used on pumps, valves, pressure-reducing valves, induced draft and forced draft fans, heat exchangers, and tanks. 

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How to Inspect for Corrosion Under Insulation

The best and most pragmatic approach to addressing corrosion under insulation (CUI) issues is to follow a mitigation strategy. This involves the implementation of multiple layers to separate the insulation from the pipe surface coupled with drainage and venting systems to allow any excess trapped moisture to escape. This has proven to be the most successful long-term strategy available in the industry today. With Distribution International and Crossroads C&I supporting these exciting solutions, you can rest assured we have your back!

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