Current Issue: September 2017

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Specifications, Standards, and Product Data Sheets

With any product you purchase, it is important to read the label and product data sheet (and assembly instructions, if any) before you purchase it. The data sheet provides you with the physical properties or specifications of the product, defines where or how the product should be used, and details the expected performance of the

Energy Efficiency in Insulation Systems

Let’s look into the industrial and commercial insulation realm. The goal of insulation is to keep the heat in the system as long as possible—or at least until it’s delivered to its useful destination. Insulation’s effectiveness is tied in good portion to its efficiency, which requires that all material be installed correctly. Once it is

Pipe Insulation Is a Valuable Asset that Must Be Managed

An Industry Built on Tradition Is Slow to Adopt New Technology The mechanical pipe and valve insulation industry is one of those that is slow to adopt new technology. This is not because the industry is made up of Luddites, but because older industries tend to wait until a technology has been fully proven and

IECC 2015 and ASHRAE 90.1-2013: Metal Building Envelope Updates You Need to Know

The Next Code Cycle The next commercial energy code cycle for most states is the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) 2015 code and ASHRAE 90.1-2013 alternative path. For some states, the new code has already gone into effect as of January 1, 2017, but the exact timing of implementation depends on each state. Remember that