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Understanding Passive Fire Protection and the Potential Growth Opportunities to the Mechanical Insulation Industry
The mechanical insulation industry has a long history of understanding and promoting the safety, process, and environmental benefits of properly designed and installed insulation systems on piping, vessels, and equipment. However, one area of relatively untapped demand is the use of non-combustible thermal insulations within industrial applications to provide what is referred to as passive

A Tactical Approach to Insulation System Design
Understanding Pitfalls that Can Slow Down the Installation Process

Tools for Learning the A–Z of Mechanical Insulation
While people may generally know insulation is beneficial, few people receive an education on how many benefits it has, and more importantly, how to properly design an insulation system based on the unique conditions around that system. The National Insulation Association’s (NIA’s) research has found that most engineers and specifiers receive no training on this

The Language of Insulation
The National Insulation Association (NIA) publishes a glossary of insulation science terminology, which is updated quarterly by NIA’s Technical Information Committee. Below is a list of new and commonly used terms. Visit insulation.org/about-insulation/system-design/techs-specs to download the full glossary or see NIA’s other technical resources. Thermal Properties of Insulation Usually expressed as C-value, K-value, R-value, and

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Take a closer look at inventory and supply-chain management in this issue of Insulation Outlook.
Proper distribution-management techniques are crucial
to keeping projects running smoothly and on schedule.

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This issue takes a special look at the metal building insulation industry. Readers can learn more about the history of the industry, what materials to use in metal buildings, and proper installation and design techniques.

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