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Category: Removable Insulation Covers

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 […]

How to Calculate Heat Loss for Steam Pipes

Posted on Thursday May 15, 2014

Many industrial facilities have steam pipes throughout their infrastructure and suffer significant and, thus expensive, heat loss. Calculating heat loss is an important step in capturing the possible energy cost savings for industrial facilities. The necessary information can be gathered by a thorough facility inspection. Inspect the facility and map out the heating system notes […]

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 […]