Not only can the roof and the walls be insulated to provide for an ordinary premise’s proper insulation and protection against condensation harming infrastructure, goods, and equipment value, but when it comes to industrial insulation processes, we are dealing with extreme thermal processes that require great caution and precision.
Industrial equipment meanwhile commonly uses highly conductive stainless steel, aluminized steel, and galvanized steel. The task of insulation is to maintain the operating conditions of individual compartments, machines, and piping at high performance conditions all the while ensuring personnel safety and environmental health.
The following are examples of what industrial insulation is used for:
- cryogenic tank
- specialized equipment
- gas processing
- miles long oil and gas pipelines
Insulation can help stabilize such types of factors as sound, temperature, and vibration. Industrial pipe insulation for instance can be provided with the pipes’ delivered with insulation already on them as a service by a professional company. Oil and gas pipelines suffer massive “breathing” losses without insulation, rendering the investment in top-notch insulation a no-brainer. Furthermore, the USDA imposes a myriad of standards on factories that ensure employees stay safe. Obtaining pre-assembled industrial elements ensures a production site will avoid hefty fines.
Industrial Insulation Materials
The following are common options for materials used to insulate industrial machinery:
- cellular glass
- foil vapor barriers
- foam panels
Polyurethane spray foam insulation provides the highest R-value and materials are used together in different layers in order to achieve the proper insulation effect. Polyurethane sprayers are also especially good when it comes to filling in hard to reach spaces down in the floor joists or up in the ceiling. Cellulose is a mid-range insulation material that provides moderate insulation at an average market cost. Polyurethane is the gold standard but also comes at the highest cost. Certain layers of materials are used to prevent the waste of energy for boilers and cryogenic chambers alike. Foil vapor barriers also play an important role in preventing the destructive impact of condensation. Benefits of proper insulation include:
- better performance of machinery
- greater longevity for factory equipment and infrastructure
- more optimal use of space
- reduction of power use
- lesser of a harmful impact on the environment.
Obtain your object’s dimensions and use a calculator to determine how much your industrial insulation will cost you.