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Category: Insulation Energy Audit

Calculating the K, R and C Factors for Insulation

Posted on Monday June 9, 2014

What is the K Factor of Insulation? The K factor of insulation represents the material’s thermal conductivity or ability to conduct heat. Usually, insulation materials have a K Factor of less than one. The lower the K factor, the better the insulation. The textbook definition of the K factor is “The time rate of steady […]

Five Ways Removable Insulation Covers can Improve Compliance with OSHA Regulations

Posted on Tuesday April 8, 2014

1. Hot Pipe Coverage Even though OSHA does not have a specific regulation defining when hot pipes need to be covered, they have stated “OSHA does consider exposed heated surfaces, if there is a potential for injury, to be a hazard and will issue citations if employees can come into contact with such surfaces.” There […]